The Local News Bellevue attorney arrested in connection with mother-daughter ID-theft ring 2017-05-25T07:49:31.000000000-07:00 The attorney was arrested at the King County Courthouse in connection with a Seattle-area identity-theft ring that police said stole millions. Watch: Dump truck plows through Bellevue traffic; only minor injuries 2017-05-25T07:07:15.000000000-07:00 The driver of a car suffered only minor injuries. Seattle once again nation’s fastest-growing big city; population exceeds 700,000 2017-05-25T06:48:00.000000000-07:00 For the first time, Seattle is adding more people on average each year than during the post-Gold-Rush boom years. We’ve never grown this fast, and we’ve never been this populous. Survey finds U.S. honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad 2017-05-25T06:04:08.000000000-07:00 WASHINGTON — There’s a glimmer of hope for America’s ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade, according to a U.S. survey of beekeepers released Thursday. Beekeepers lost 21 percent of their colonies over last winter, the annual Bee Informed Partnership survey found... Trump’s budget proposal zeros out $1.2 billion for Lynnwood light-rail line 2017-05-25T06:00:00.000000000-07:00 The president’s budget, and a proposed Federal Transit Administration funding list this week, would phase out future grants, including $1.2 billion to the Northgate-Lynnwood light-rail line. Jesse Jackson back at Amazon stockholders’ meeting, crusading for workforce diversity 2017-05-25T06:00:00.000000000-07:00 It’s 2017, and much has changed since Jackson marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. But some old problems remain unresolved — like access to good jobs. Thousands of Washington students get an alternative education. Is that a good thing? 2017-05-25T05:00:00.000000000-07:00 Traditional schools don’t work for all students. But a national report suggests that alternative programs often fail to provide comparable rigor. And Washington state has 45,000 students enrolled in them. New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit 2017-05-24T22:05:14.000000000-07:00 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn’t reach orbit as hoped. The company said its Electron rocket lifted off at 4:20 p.m. Thursday and reached space three... Seattle Mayor Ed Murray files court papers for sex-abuse suit to be dismissed 2017-05-24T19:51:36.000000000-07:00 In court papers filed Wednesday, Murray “denies any inappropriate contact with the Plaintiff or any minor.” Crews making progress on Leavenworth-area wildfire 2017-05-24T19:19:33.000000000-07:00 At the same time, putting out the fire north of Leavenworth will be an ‘ongoing challenge,’ a district fire chief says.