Girlfriend of Las Vegas Shooter Arrives in U.S., Met by Federal Agents: Marilou Danley, 62, is believed to have been traveling in the Philippines at the time of the shooting. She arrived last night at Los Angeles International Airport and was met by FBI agents, who are still searching for a motive for the shooting.
Shooter Had Cameras Inside, Outside Hotel Room: "When police and security officers closed in on the gunman who rained death on concertgoers from his room at Mandalay Bay, he may have been watching their every move through cameras placed in the hallway," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. "At a news briefing Tuesday, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the shooter, previously identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, of Mesquite, had cameras in his room and outside in the hallway on the 32nd floor, including one placed on a food service cart. Another was inside the peephole on the door, giving him the ability to see a wide swath of hallway, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said at a later briefing."
Governor Jay Inslee Calls for Ban on Bump Stocks: Bump stocks convert semi-automatic rifles to fully automatic weapons. Inslee said he wants to ban them so people do not have "unfettered access to military-style weaponry."
House Approves Ban on Abortion After 20 Weeks: "The bill, known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, is not expected to emerge from the Senate, where most Democrats and a handful of moderate Republicans can block its consideration," the Washington Post reports. "But antiabortion activists are calling President Trump’s endorsement of the bill a significant advance for their movement."
Seattle Accidentally Releases Months of City Emails: On Sunday, the city realized that it accidentally released "a portion of emails sent to/from city employees between January 1, 2017 and February 17, 2017, and March 30, 2017 and April 4, 2017," according to the city's IT department. The release included the 'To' and 'From' fields on emails and the first 255 characters of each email subject and message. The city says its staff worked with the person who received the emails and "confirmed that he did not and will not use the information, and has securely destroyed the records."
Some Insurance Companies Now Refusing Coverage in Wildfire-Prone Areas: That's according to residents of Chelan, Washington, and Baker City, Oregon, who've tried to renew their policies, the Northwest News Network reports.
Woman Injured in Fire at Seattle Housing Authority Complex: A fire at an 81-unit Seattle Housing Authority complex in Greenwood this morning left one woman injured and six people displaced.
Man Dies in Fire at Abandoned Building Used as Homeless Encampment: The building is in Tacoma. Firefighters were called there around 3 am today and the man was believed to be in his 40s. Q13 reports.
Washington Congress Members Call for End to Private Immigration Prisons: Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Adam Smith introduced legislation calling on the Department of Homeland Security to "take over ownership and operation of all detention facilities within three years," KUOW reports.
Student Stabbed Outside Federal Way High School: The victim was taken to Harborview with a non-life-threatening stab wound to the abdomen. Federal Way police say the suspect was detained, KIRO reports.
Georgia Town Offers to Make New City Called "Amazon" to Attract HQ2: Stonecrest, Georgia, is offering to set aside 345 acres named "Amazon" on which Amazon could build its new campus.
What's the Deal with All These Bats? Another rabid bat was found, this time on an elementary playground in Woodinville.
Wondering Who Will Replace Tim Burgess for Two Months? The Seattle City Council and several community groups last night hosted a forum for the 16 people who've applied for a temporary seat on the Seattle City Council. Questions focused on big-picture issues, including housing and displacement, even though the council seat will last less than two months. The standouts: former council member Nick Licata, Progress Alliance program director and No New Youth Jail organizer Kirsten Harris-Talley, and former city council candidate Abel Pacheco Jr. For council members looking for someone with enough city budget experience to immediately be up to speed, Licata is a likely vote. The council will host another meeting tonight at 5 pm and will vote Friday on who to appoint.