Biologists say they hope they can breed a disease resistant version of the whitebark pine, a tree found at high altitudes in the West.
The Washington State Patrol is investigating a report that some signatures for an initiative seeking to require training and background checks for long-term care workers appear to be fraudulent.
A Washington state man accused of child sex crimes is allowed to view child pornography in jail.
Two long-term residents of a Boise homeless shelter have gotten married. The Idaho Statesman reports about 50 people gathered Sunday in a city park to witness Verdell Stirm and Robert …
An assistant coach with the National Hockey League champion Boston Bruins brought the Stanley Cup to his summer home in Montana and made it available for public viewing at the …
A predator has killed more than two dozen geese, peacocks and other rare birds in the past two months in the aviary at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla.
A century-old rock chalet in Glacier National Park that was damaged by an avalanche may be open for only a few weeks this summer after crews working to ready the …
A man charged in a brutal rape and stabbing attack on a lesbian couple in Seattle two summers ago is expected to testify today wearing an electroshock device.
The motive in a workplace shooting in Eugene is reportedly the ribbing one employee took from a co-worker after the predicted May 21 rapture failed to occur.
Efforts to reduce wolf numbers around Elk City, Idaho, which is southeast of Lewiston, and in the Lolo Elk Hunting Zone have been largely fruitless more than a month after …
Some espresso stands with barely covered baristas in Kitsap County could be classified as adult entertainment.
Some 20,000 ambassadors from the global counterculture are making their way to Skookum Meadow, high in the Cascades east of Swift Reservoir, for their annual July Fourth celebration of nonviolence, …
Students in Richland school classes won’t read an award-winning book by a Northwest author in the foreseeable future.
An escapee from the Olympic Corrections Center near Forks was able to get about 14 miles away before he stopped at a cabin at the Hoh River Resort, still wearing …
Police in the Portland suburb of Forest Grove are looking for a teenager who showed up at a slumber party with a shotgun, prompting a warning shot by a parent.
The 20-year-old who gained a popular following as the “Barefoot Bandit” pleaded not guilty to all charges today in federal court.
Corporate giants Boeing Co. and Microsoft Corp. announced Monday that each will pledge $25 million in the next five years to a new public-private college scholarship program to help students …
Twenty-nine towers, parking structures and elevated berms may be built on the Washington coast as emergency sites where people could ride out a tsunami.
An unemployed Edmonds man has carved out a niche on the Internet as a food reviewer specializing in cheap packaged Asian noodles.
The superintendent at Highland Cemetery in Great Falls says vandals pushed over as many as 200 headstones, breaking some that were at least 100 years old.
A 30-year-old Richland man who admitted spanking his son and said, “I wasn’t right in my head,” received a one month jail sentence.
A massive steel gate slides open and through it slips Pete, 2,405 pounds of burnin’ love machine.
A Tri-Cities health board reversed itself Wednesday and voted against endorsing a colon cancer awareness campaign that uses billboards saying, “What’s up your butt?”
Seattle police officers have been reminded to watch their language. Three officers have been suspended for using vulgar words in March of last year while dealing with suspected gang members.
Students in a Snohomish High School marketing class illustrated the national debt for their classmates with a display in the cafeteria using pennies. Each penny represented $1 billion.
Idaho authorities say a small house fire in Ammon led to the discovery of a man with a gunshot wound and four bodies, including those of two children.
The Woodland Park Zoo is asking the public to help name its new reticulated python. It’s an 8-year-old male that weighs 100 pounds.
Sandra Kinnunen was in her bathrobe, enjoying a cup of coffee and the Monday morning newspaper, when she found a birthday surprise from her boyfriend.
The White House says it has postponed today’s announcement of which of three high schools, including one in Washington state, will be selected for a visit by President Barack Obama.
Officials at transfer stations in northern Idaho say they’ve been targeted in recent weeks by thieves seeking valuable metals and other goods.