Local & Regional

Local Sexting Seattle doctor suspended indefinitely Sexting Seattle doctor suspended indefinitely
The Seattle doctor frequently exchanged sexually explicit texts during surgeries when he was the responsible anesthesiologist, improperly accessed medical-record imaging, and had sexual encounters at his workplace.
Local Bill on animals locked in cars clears Washington Senate Bill on animals locked in cars clears Washington Senate
If the bill becomes law, it would create a $125 fine for leaving an unattended animal in a car, or other enclosed space, where it might be harmed by heat, cold or lack of ventilation.
Local Wildlife agencies plan to restore grizzlies in Wash. state Wildlife agencies plan to restore grizzlies in Wash. state
There's an effort under way to help ensure grizzly bears don't become extinct in the North Cascades. The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working with other agencies on a plan to bring grizzly bears back to this part of their natural range.
Local Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality." That's the idea that service providers shouldn't intentionally block or slow web traffic, creating paid fast lanes on the Internet.