The Local News ‘Cool, damp and dreary’: Recent rainfall sets Seattle-area record 2017-03-28T20:33:51.000000Z And with a rainy forecast, meteorologists expect the total only to grow. Also, Seattle has been unusually cool for March. Campus ‘free speech zones’ face new round of scrutiny 2017-03-28T19:00:19.000000Z On some college campuses, students and outsiders are allowed to protest and distribute flyers only in so-called “free speech zones.” Supporters say it’s a way to protect against disruptions to school operations, but opponents call it censorship. The debate is headed to a federal court in California,... Sunnyside officer resigns amid domestic-violence investigation 2017-03-28T17:12:44.000000Z The officer was arrested earlier this month after a woman reported he had pinned her to the ground, leaving bruises and threatened her repeatedly. Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary DeVos promote STEM careers 2017-03-28T17:11:03.000000Z On a tour of the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle-school students, the president's daughter said she plans to take a coding class with her own daughter. Out late or up early? Metro adding buses in the wee hours 2017-03-28T16:52:14.000000Z More buses will run between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. as part of Metro's overall plan to boost service. County officials signed off on the plan Monday. Victim of Pierce County scrap-yard explosion was Orting man, 62 2017-03-28T16:41:29.000000Z It’s still unclear what caused the Monday morning explosion at Metals Express Inc. Elon Musk’s latest target: Brain-computer interfaces 2017-03-28T15:54:11.000000Z NEW YORK (AP) — Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers. The company plans to develop brain implants that can treat neural disorders — and that may one day be powerful enough to put humanity on a more even footing with possible f... European scientists, officials warn against US climate plan 2017-03-28T14:18:04.000000Z BERLIN (AP) — Scientists, officials and environmental campaigners in Europe said Tuesday that the United States would be damaging its own interests if it rolls back the previous administration’s efforts to curb climate change. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesda... Thai jungle seen as breeding ground for Indochinese tigers 2017-03-28T13:09:06.000000Z BANGKOK (AP) — Conservationists say they have evidence that the critically endangered Indochinese tiger is breeding in a Thai jungle, giving hope for the survival of an animal whose total population may be less than 300. Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation along ... Seattle’s Pronto bike share shutting down on Friday 2017-03-28T13:00:00.000000Z Pronto, Seattle’s beleaguered bike-share system, will close for good on Friday. City crews will begin taking down the stations and removing the bikes on Monday. They will go into storage as officials look for other cities interested in buying the equipment.