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Among the bright spots of the Seattle Mariners' season so far is Ty France, the club's leading All-Star vote-getter and best all-around hitter.
By the numbers: Until an elbow strain landed him on the injured list this month, France owned a .316 batting average — good for 7th in the American League (AL) — and his 87 total hits were third best in the league.
Local fireworks shows are back on the agenda after two years of hibernation due to COVID-19.
What's happening: Seattle's biggest Independence Day event, Seafair Summer Fourth, is making a comeback, with the gates opening at Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park at 3pm Monday.
Thursday's Supreme Court ruling limiting the EPA's ability to regulate emissions from power plants puts more pressure on states to combat climate change, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday.
- In comments shortly after the ruling's release, Inslee took aim at "dirty" natural gas, saying he wants to see gas heating and cooking phased out in the next several years — including in homes across the state.
A new civilian office designed to investigate police uses of deadly force in Washington won't be ready to start its work by July 1 as originally expected.
Why it matters: Following the police killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Manuel Ellis in Tacoma, Washington's Legislature voted to create a new Office of Independent Investigations to add a layer of accountability and oversight for police.
Verizon ranks as the Seattle area's top mobile network this year among the region's three biggest carriers, PC Mag found in its annual analysis of Best Mobile Networks.
Context: In its 13th year of testing, the tech publication's experts drove more than 10,000 miles across America with the latest 5G phones to observe each carrier's performance in 30 cities and six rural regions.
Seattle lags behind other metro areas when it comes to building new homes, per the latest analysis by real estate company Redfin.
What they found: The city issued 6.5 single-family building permits per 10,000 people in the first quarter of this year, the 30th-most per capita among major U.S. metros.
We're working hard toward our goal of visiting every craft brewery in town.
- In our continuing quest, we visited one of the new standards of Seattle's beer scene.
King County is trying to ensure future heat waves aren't as deadly as last June's, which killed more than 30 people countywide.
Why it matters: County officials say climate change is leading to more frequent extreme heat waves, which will cause additional deaths if precautions aren't taken.