The Local News Lawyers for Mayor Ed Murray seeking sanctions against attorney for sex-assault accuser 2017-04-25T14:55:18.000000000-07:00 The mayor’s attorneys contend Lincoln Beauregard has been “wrongly filing documents for an improper use” since filing a lawsuit against Ed Murray on behalf of Beauregard’s client, Delvonn Heckard. Coastal razor clam digs begin Wednesday, Long Beach limit increased to 25 clams 2017-04-25T14:03:50.000000000-07:00 The next round of coastal razor clam digs have been set on four coastal beaches. “We got good numbers on marine toxin test results for all beaches,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager. Digging will proceed during morning low tides on Wednesday (April 26) at... Inslee appoints new head to embattled Department of Corrections 2017-04-25T14:03:04.000000000-07:00 The appointment comes as the state Department of Corrections works to recover from its long-running mistaken early release of prisoners and the subsequent discovery of other sentencing problems. Expedia IT worker sentenced for insider-trading scheme that netted him $330K 2017-04-25T12:04:10.000000000-07:00 Federal prosecutors say the computer technician invaded the accounts of Expedia’s chief financial officer and head of investor relations to “make well-timed, profitable trades in Expedia options.” Why are so many bear cubs starving? Baffling food shortage 2017-04-25T10:26:02.000000000-07:00 MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Emaciated, nearly dead bear cubs are turning up more frequently in Vermont and New Hampshire, and experts are blaming an increase in births a year ago and a food shortage in the fall. No one is sure what caused the shortage of acorns, beech nuts and other food favored by be... Seattle to review revised plan for Airbnb, other short-term rentals 2017-04-25T09:47:14.000000000-07:00 The Seattle City Council will again consider regulations on short-term rentals, such as those listed on internet platforms like Airbnb. Q&A: Hawaii reassures tourists after brain parasite cases 2017-04-25T09:40:15.000000000-07:00 After a California couple's plight with rat lungworm disease got attention online, Hawaii was accused of failing to adequately warn tourists and residents of the danger they can face. But tourism officials say the disease is rare and there's no need to cancel vacation plans. Domestic-violence suspect in custody after being barricaded in South Seattle apartment 2017-04-25T08:06:29.000000000-07:00 Seattle police took a suspect into custody after he barricaded himself inside an apartment in the 3800 block of Rainier Avenue South. Seattle home price hikes lead the U.S. again; even century-old homes commanding top dollar 2017-04-25T06:44:48.000000000-07:00 As home prices rise faster here than anywhere else, a new study shows that really old Seattle houses sell for more than middle-aged homes. World’s last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder 2017-04-25T06:09:02.000000000-07:00 The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.