Local & Regional

Local High school students to protest budget cuts with walkout High school students to protest budget cuts with walkout (Video)
Students at Seattle's Garfield High School will stage a walkout on Thursday to protest plans to cut one of its teachers. Based on current enrollment numbers, the district said the school must cut one full-time employee by the end of the week.
Local Seattle Refined: Tour a wooden Lake Union houseboat Seattle Refined: Tour a wooden Lake Union houseboat (Photo Gallery)
We're continuing our houseboat profiles - and this week it's all about combining elements of our state gem (wood!) in interior and exterior architecture. This particular floating home does it beautifully - and once again we find ourselves forgetting it's not a 'regular' house when looking through these pictures!
Local Lakewood soldier charged with murdering wife Lakewood soldier charged with murdering wife (Video)
The 20-year-old man who shot his 19-year-old wife in the head last week in their Lakewood apartment -- originally claiming it was an accident -- was charged with murder Wednesday, according to the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office.
Local Judge: March trial for mentally ill in jails case Judge: March trial for mentally ill in jails case
A federal judge on Wednesday set a March trial date for a lawsuit filed on behalf of mentally ill inmates who say they are waiting months for competency evaluations and treatment.
Local Tribal leaders testify against Canada pipeline
U.S. tribes told Canadian regulators on Wednesday they're opposed to a proposed pipeline expansion project in Canada that could dramatically increase the number of oil tankers plying West Coast waters.
Local Airport workers protest amid Ebola fears Airport workers protest amid Ebola fears (Video)
More than a dozen airline cabin cleaners, along with members of the non-profit group Working Washington, protested in the terminal of Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday over what they say are un-safe working conditions onboard airlines.
Local Princess in cockfighting case gets probation Princess in cockfighting case gets probation
A Romanian princess who helped run a cockfighting enterprise in Oregon has been sentenced to three years of probation and won't have to go to prison.
Local Complaint: Job rescinded due to transgender status
An Oregon person who identifies as neither a man nor a woman has filed a sex discrimination complaint against a Wisconsin-based wilderness therapy program claiming a job was lost after the person identified as transgender.