Barbara McLemore touches her granddaughter Alyssa McLemore’s image on the side of a long-haul truck at the unveiling Wednesday. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste stands beside her. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
Barbara McLemore touches her granddaughter Alyssa McLemore’s image on the side of a long-haul truck at the unveiling Wednesday. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste stands beside her. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

‘Please help find me’: Photos of missing Kent woman to hit states’ highways

Alyssa McLemore is the first missing Native American woman to be featured on semitruck trailers as part of the Washington State Patrol’s 14-year-old “Homeward Bound” program, which features posters bearing the likeness of missing people to raise awareness and possibly aid in their recovery.  VIEW

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Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues during the legislative week ending Sept. 27.

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Health

Warren, candidate with the answers, dodges tax hike question

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is rising to the top of the Democratic pack with ambitious promises to reshape the political and economic system. But as she faces growing scrutiny, the Massachusetts senator is opening herself to criticism that she's just another politician dodging the tough questions. She is in a bind because of her...

Science

California earthquake alerts to become available statewide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday. The nation's first statewide quake warning system will debut Thursday, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Loma...  VIEW