The Local News ‘Looking Like the Enemy’ author, 92, receives diploma 74 years after being forced to leave Vashon Island 2017-06-26T21:35:19.000000000-07:00 The 92-year-old Seattle resident received the certificate after missing her original 1943 graduation from Vashon Island High. Her family was removed from their farm in 1942 and placed in an internment camp in Idaho. Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles 2017-06-26T21:20:07.000000000-07:00 COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) — Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States. Authorities in Columbia are asking residents this year to forego shooting off fireworks for the sake of a family of bald eagles. Last summ... Dozens of prospective jurors beg off ‘Pharma Bro’ case 2017-06-26T21:10:03.000000000-07:00 NEW YORK (AP) — Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they claimed they couldn’t be impartial. Jury selection will continue Tuesday morning in Brooklyn. During jury questioning Monday, several potenti... SWAT expert: No reason for police fatal shooting of Leonard Thomas in Fife 2017-06-26T20:36:32.000000000-07:00 Scott DeFoe, hired as an expert witness by attorneys representing Thomas’ family in a wrongful-death and civil-rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle, reviewed the actions of the multiagency team that surrounded Thomas’ home May 23, 2013. Carbon in atmosphere is rising, even as emissions stabilize 2017-06-26T20:29:48.000000000-07:00 If the amount of carbon dioxide that people are producing has stopped rising, how can the amount that stays in the air be going up faster than ever? Does it mean the natural sponges that have been absorbing carbon dioxide are now changing? Bombs found in Montana home linked to bank robberies 2017-06-26T19:46:22.000000000-07:00 The man they suspect is the “AK-47 Bandit” lives in the home and is wanted for a string of bank robberies. He’s also accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper, according to court records. King County agrees to sell downtown Seattle bus station for convention center expansion 2017-06-26T18:11:26.000000000-07:00 The Metropolitan King County Council voted Monday to sell its downtown bus station for $162 million, to make room for a four-acre Washington State Convention Center expansion. Court rules Feds don’t not need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data 2017-06-26T18:05:38.000000000-07:00 The appellate-court ruling reverses a 2014 judge’s ruling that found that the DEA must obtain warrants to access the database, which Oregon uses to help health-care providers identify abuse. Secret budget, education talks down to the wire in Olympia 2017-06-26T14:16:35.000000000-07:00 The Washington Legislature faces a Friday deadline on state budget and education negotiations. Much of their work has been done in secret: Citizens will get little time to review any agreement. Behind the Byline: Meet reporter Nina Shapiro 2017-06-26T13:42:52.000000000-07:00 This is the first in a series of monthly posts introducing you to the journalists behind the news.