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Get Paid $97K to Help Bus Drivers Find Bathrooms

Seattle-area transit company looking for 'comfort station coordinator'

(Newser) - It's a job that might make you flush: Find easily accessible restrooms for Seattle-area bus drivers and get paid nearly $100,000 a year. Bus service provider King County Metro Transit is looking to hire a "comfort station coordinator," which comes with an annual salary as high... More »

Seattle Transit Charges People Based on Income

ORCA Lift program cut fares by more than half

(Newser) - A Somali immigrant outside Seattle took her child to the doctor this week and left with something unexpected: a card that lets her take public transit for more than 50% off. "What’s the trick in it?" asked the 27-year-old mother of two, Basro Jama. "No trick,"... More »

Police Killing in Wash. State Raises Specter of Ferguson

Death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes was 3rd police killing in less than a year

(Newser) - Police in Pasco, Wash., are facing international scrutiny in the shooting of a Latino man who had been throwing rocks at officers. Video of the incident shows Antonio Zambrano-Montes fleeing from officers before being shot dead, and the event has prompted protests and reminders of Ferguson, the New York Times... More »

Cops: Mom Sold Daughter's Virginity for Rent Money

Detectives say Washington woman needed $400

(Newser) - She wanted rent money. He wanted sex. The deal: He could sleep with her 14-year-old daughter for $400, according to law enforcement officials. The Washington State Patrol says it arrested 38-year-old Bryan Murphy on Friday in Oklahoma for allegedly working out such a deal with his girlfriend, Raw Story reports.... More »

Parts of Wash., Ore. Covered in Mysterious Ash

Could be from a volcano thousands of miles away

(Newser) - Washington and Oregon residents have reported a mysterious ash covering parts of the region, describing it as "white stuff" and "milky rain," CNN reports. A statement from Walla Walla County Emergency Management yesterday said the ash is "more than likely from the Volcano Shiveluch," which... More »

Guy Hit With Shocking Toll Bill

Washington state driver planned to pay later

(Newser) - A Washington state man received a wee shock when he saw his outstanding toll-bridge bill: more than $18,000. His dad, Tom Rose, says the young man was working his first job and crossing the 520 bridge daily without a Good to Go pass—figuring he'd pay later, KING-TV... More »

Wash. State Could Be First to Bump Smoking Age to 21

Bill would make tobacco age same as pot age

(Newser) - You have to be 21 to legally buy marijuana in Washington, and the state is thinking about bringing in the same age limit for tobacco. The state's attorney general—saying "We must do more to protect our youth from tobacco's grip"—introduced a proposal this week... More »

Washington's Problem: Too Much Legal Pot

Growers are having a hard time offloading their marijuana

(Newser) - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the equation has flipped, bringing serious growing pains to the new industry after a big harvest of... More »

Cops: Men Caught With Stolen Lamb Chops

Footprints in the snow did them in

(Newser) - It's not on par with California's stolen walnuts or Canada's stolen syrup , but Washington state now has a food caper of its own: stolen lamb chops. As KREM2 reports, a sheriff's deputy stopped two men walking down a street in Spokane Valley with heavy-looking garbage bags... More »

Kayaker Nabs Suspected Mail Thief

Wash. suspect tried to make getaway across pond

(Newser) - A fast-paddling good Samaritan in a kayak helped sheriff's deputies in Washington state nab a suspected Christmas mail thief. Police received multiple calls on Wednesday morning that a man and a woman were going through mailboxes around the town of Sammamish. While deputies were on their way, residents spotted... More »

Pot Farmer Can't Give His $14K Away

School, charity turn down cash raised at huge marijuana auction

(Newser) - Randy Williams raised a boatload of money last month in Washington state's first recreational pot auction—$600,000, to be exact. But when he tried to spread the wealth locally, offering $14,000 to the Prosser School District and the Boys and Girls Club, his donation was refused, the... More »

Dead Guy Cruising to Re-Election in Wash. State

Roger Freeman died last week from cancer, but it looks like he defeated opponent

(Newser) - Election results are still trickling in in Washington state (it's a vote-by-mail-only state, KOMO News reports), but it looks like voters are giving Democratic Rep. Roger Freeman of Federal Way a second term with about 53% of the vote, NBC News notes. There's just one problem: The 48-year-old... More »

Images Posted Online After Murder

Police think killer was on 4chan after slaying

(Newser) - Police in Washington state are investigating the murder of a woman with a cruel twist—her killer is believed to have posted photos of her body on the online forum 4chan, reports NBC News . Police say the body of 30-year-old Amber Lynn Coplin was found yesterday in her Port Orchard... More »

School Shooter Sent Selfie With Gun to Ex

Meanwhile, injured cousin of Jaylen Fryberg says he loves and forgives him

(Newser) - Jaylen Fryberg not only supposedly texted his victims to ask them to lunch on Friday—he also sent a text to his ex-girlfriend not long before the shooting that showed him holding a gun, a law enforcement official tells CNN . An anonymous source tells Radar that Jaylen "sent a... More »

School Shooter Invited Victims to Lunch by Text

But Jaylen Fryberg's motive remains elusive, sheriff says

(Newser) - A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators say today. Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary says at a news conference that the five students were at a lunch... More »

School Shooter Was Freshman Homecoming Prince

Freshman Jaylen Fryberg was popular but bullied: student

(Newser) - The gunman in a school shooting near Seattle —identified by fellow students as Jaylen Fryberg—was named freshman homecoming prince just days ago, CNN reports. The victims were Fryberg's friends, says one witness: "It wasn't just random." He "came up from behind ... and fired... More »

Missing Actress Found Dead in Ravine

Uncle finds Misty Upham's body after she disappeared Oct. 6

(Newser) - Native American actress Misty Upham has been found dead in the woods of Auburn, Wash., after family reported her missing on Oct. 6. A three-man search party led by Upham's uncle discovered her body at the bottom of a 150-foot embankment; her purse and identification were also found at... More »

School District Getting Rid of 'Dangerous' Swings

'It's a matter of liability,' Washington district says

(Newser) - Swingsets are becoming a thing of the past at school playgrounds in a Washington state school district because insurance companies have decided they're too hazardous. "It's just really a safety issue; swings have been determined to be the most unsafe of all the equipment on a playground,... More »

First Date Ends With Man Dead, Woman in Hospital

Alcohol, and a whole lot of crazy, was involved

(Newser) - There are infinite reasons to not go on a second date, but this tale of romance gone awry contains every single one of them: It seems that 53-year-old Leon Shaw of Washington state and his unnamed 47-year-old date went to a house party. Great. Alcohol was consumed. No problem. Enough... More »

Found at Goodwill: Human Skull

Detectives investigating the mysterious donation in Texas

(Newser) - Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas. A homicide detective says that foul play is not suspected and that he just wants to know how the adult skull came to be left at the Goodwill store.... More »

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