Local & Regional

Local Police: Women chase down Seattle groping suspect
Two weeks after a Seattle woman's cellphone photo led to a charge against a man accused of groping her, police say a group of women helped chase down a man accused of groping multiple women in downtown Seattle.
Local Judges hold state in contempt for jail waitlists
Washington judges have begun holding the state's health services agency in contempt and are ordering sanctions for each day the state fails to provide competency evaluations and treatment for mentally ill people held in county jails.
Local Tests find Mercer Island water still free of E. coli Tests find Mercer Island water still free of E. coli
The city of Mercer Island says 400 waters samples tested since Oct. 2 have all been found to be free of E. coli the prompted back-to-back boil water advisories in late September and early October.
Local Deaf Montesano councilwoman demands new interpreter Deaf Montesano councilwoman demands new interpreter
The City Council meeting in Montesano was forced to recess minutes after it started Tuesday night when a council member who is deaf said she could not understand the sign language interpreter.
Local Study: Teacher hiring should be more scientific Study: Teacher hiring should be more scientific
School districts may be able to hire teachers who do a better job in the classroom if they change the way they screen job applicants, a new study has found.