Seattle police investigate homicide after man’s body found

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near a tent in a wooded area in Rainier Valley.

Police say the 51-year-old man’s body was found Saturday and it appears he was dead for at least a week.

Investigators will work with the medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death.


Washington voters weigh federal races, carbon tax, gun law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Broad changes to gun policy and what could be the first direct carbon fee in the nation are among the ballot measures being decided by Washington voters, who also will decide dozens of races that span congressional seats to local legislative representation.

The crowded ballot for Tuesday’s election includes four initiatives, 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and more than 100 legislative contests. Three state Supreme Court races also are on the ballot.

While voters began receiving their ballots in the mail weeks ago, Tuesday is the last day to get them in or postmarked. In some of the more competitive races, results may not be known for days as counties update vote counts throughout the week.