The Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Friday night in the first of a three-game home series to drop the team’s magic number to zero and guarantee the M’s a spot in the Wild Card series.
Tickets went on sale Friday morning for the 2022 postseason games, including tickets for the American League (AL) Wild Card, American League Division Series (ALDS) and American League Championship Series (ALCS) home games.
State law ties Washington’s minimum wage to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) calculates the minimum wage by comparing the Consumer Price Index for August, year over year.
Whale watchers witnessed a rare clash between a large group of Bigg’s orcas, also known as transient orcas, and two humpback whales this week, according to the Pacific Whale Watch Association.
Encounters between humpbacks and Bigg’s orcas are rare, essentially because Bigg’s orcas are predators to humpback calves. In some cases, though, humpbacks have fought back against orcas attempting to hunt calves or other prey. Read more
The Washington State Medical Commission (WMC) has suspended the license of Dr. Kristine Brecht, a family practice doctor and cosmetic surgeon who state investigators caught carrying out plastic surgeries she had been ordered to stop performing.
Brecht, whose practice was based in Burien, was sanctioned by the WMC in August 2021 for violating several state laws including the inappropriate use of anesthesia, prescribing high doses of opioids, benzodiazepines and muscle relaxers without justification, and failing to properly monitor patients after surgeries.
One of her cases in 2019 led to the death of 54-year-old Shannon Etter of West Seattle. Investigators wrote Brecht caused “severe harm or death to a human patient.” Read more
Mitchell ran a company in Seattle called FutureGenex, which solicited donated bodies that the company sold to medical education and research firms. Mitchell closed the company in September 2020 and moved to Arizona. Read more