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Rep. Matt Manweller accused of underage relationship with former student

A former Idaho high school student of embattled Washington legislator and longtime educator Rep. Matt Manweller (R-Cle Elum) says she had a sexual relationship with him beginning after she graduated in 1997, when she was 17 years old and he was a decade her senior. Under Idaho state law at the time, sex between an adult male and a female younger than 18 constituted statutory rape.

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In the world we live in today, if a toaster breaks or those comfy sweatpants you bought for cheap from the markdown rack get a rip in them, you’d probably toss them.

 

Replacing things quickly, with a tap on our phones or clicks on a keyboard, is so easy to do. This is why what’s going on at libraries across King County, Washington feels kind of radical.

 

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Communities concerned about marine health in Washington and British Columbia will take part Saturday in a Salish Sea Day of Action.   

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The Olympic Discovery Trail is known as "pathway to the Pacific." It stretches across the North Olympic Peninsula, from Port Townsend to La Push. About 75 miles of the trail are made up of paved pathways, separate from roads. Another 60 miles of the trail exists as gravel path or along the shoulders of highways.

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Three people held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma have refused food for 24 days as they protest conditions inside the facility and their own potential deportations.

The detainees have been on hunger strike since Aug. 22 and are under medical supervision, said a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

“ICE takes the health, safety and welfare of those in its care very seriously and respects the rights of all people to voice their opinion without interference," the spokeswoman said Thursday.

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On Aug. 30, 2018, KNKX visited the twin cities of Centralia and Chehalis, in Lewis County, as part of our KNKX Connects project – a yearlong exploration of western Washington. You can hear our reporting from those places in the audio above. And below, we’ve linked to several of the individual stories.

Photo by Rene Huemer for Robert Walter.

Keys player Robert Walter has been a master of funky grooves with the Greyboy Allstars, his own bands, and as a guest in various settings. With his new release, Spacesuit, Walter is breaking free from the Earth's gravity and exploring the outer limits of electronic keyboard possibilities.

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Heavy rain hit many parts of western Washington overnight and into Friday morning – a change welcomed by many, after what was reportedly the state’s third-driest and third-hottest summer of the century.

Nancy Erickson Quintet

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Nancy stopped by our Seattle studios for a Live Studio Session to promote her new album “Here & Now.” Joining her was the 200 Trio with Cole Schuster on guitar, Greg Feingold on bass and Max Holmberg on drums and Saxophonist Alex Dugdale.  

Erickson’s delightful warm and wise voice filled our studios as she began singing her own composition ‘Let Love Begin.’  The song inspired by a budding relationship where there was some reluctance from the other party, the song actually worked to win her partner over.

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Seattle Storm fans will gather at Seattle Center this Sunday to honor the team. They won their third WNBA title this week, defeating the Washington Mystics in a three-game sweep.

KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel tells host Kirsten Kendrick that the Storm was the team to beat all season. And they had a not-so-secret weapon.

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This story was updated at 4:24 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, to reflect that teachers have approved a salary agreement.

A bitter labor dispute that delayed the start of school in Tacoma by more than a week  has now come to an end.

The Tacoma Education Association, which represents more than 2,400 teachers, librarians, office professionals and other school staff, has approved an agreement with the school district over salaries. 

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