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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Petition asks Trump to block I-1639

A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Investigators: Seattle fire that burned lumberyard was arson

Video-surveillance footage from the scene of a four-alarm inferno at a North Queen Anne lumberyard on Saturday night is among the evidence fire investigators examined before ruling the massive blaze …


Seattle Archdiocese pays $7M to settle sex abuse claims

Jim Hauer’s case is among a spate of sexual-abuse claims separately brought by six men that the archdiocese recently settled by collectively paying nearly $7 million. Hauer and the five …


Starbucks laying off 350 people, mostly at Seattle headquarters

Starbucks is notifying about 350 corporate employees Tuesday that they no longer have a job with the Seattle coffee giant, an expected wave of layoffs associated with a reorganization announced …


Cowlitz tribe sues Clark County Sheriff’s Office

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is suing the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to prevent it from releasing video surveillance of an alleged assault in October at ilani casino.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Late Lauren McCluskey celebrated in Pullman

Kind, sensitive, intelligent, dedicated and beautiful were among the adjectives family members, friends and coaches used to describe Lauren McCluskey late Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Poaching ring cases still working through courts

More than a year after police busted a massive Pacific Northwest poaching ring accused of killing game animals with hound dogs and leaving many carcasses to rot, criminal cases against …


Sea-Tac tests allowing visitors beyond security checkpoints in attempt to recreate pre-9/11 airport experience

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is trying out a plan to allow nontravelers to once again access passenger-only areas that lie beyond the security checkpoints run by the federal government. That would …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Washington man pleads guilty to killing cab driver

A Washington man accused in the stabbing death of a Washington cabdriver in North Idaho has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.


Pullman police Sgt. pleads not guilty

A Pullman Police Department sergeant accused of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with a Washington State University student pleaded not guilty Friday.


Washington state Sen. Joe Fain concedes to Democratic challenger Mona Das

In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the …


Washington state gun database absent more than 500K records

Officials say the records of more than 525,000 handgun purchases have not been entered into a Washington state database used by police and courts.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Democrats still looking at gains in Washington Legislature

Democrats will pick up seats in the Washington state Legislature after Tuesday’s election but the exact number remains unclear with a handful of races still too close to call.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

FBI: Seattle plane thief searched online for flight videos

Authorities say the Seattle airport ground crew worker who stole an empty commercial airplane had apparently searched online for flight instruction videos before he took off on a dizzying ride …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

WWII Army nurse, now 98, honored as hero in Seattle

When nurse Frances Harman learned her older brother, Jim, had been called to Army service during World War II she quickly decided not to be left behind.


Program allows visitors past airport security without ticket

The Port of Seattle, the governing body over Seattle’s seaport and airport, is launching a new pilot program that will allow visitors past security at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport without a …


Same chemical detected in Fairchild water last year closes Tacoma water well

A Tacoma Water utility well has been shut down after chemicals commonly tied to firefighting foam showed up at a higher-than-acceptable level in a test at the site.


Authorities seize $147K worth of meth during traffic stop

Authorities in Washington seized nearly 24 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 5.


Appeals court puts youth climate change lawsuit on hold

A lawsuit by a group of young Americans, which asserts the U.S. government is harming them by having created a national energy system that causes climate change, is on hold …


Nurse who lost part of ear in patient assault sues state

A nurse at Washington state’s troubled psychiatric hospital who lost part of her ear when she was assaulted by a patient is suing the state for $5 million, claiming officials …


Senate committee approves investigation into rape allegation

A Senate committee on Thursday approved a bipartisan recommendation for an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Schrier declares victory in open House seat in Washington

Kim Schrier has declared victory in a race for U.S. House in Washington state, becoming the first Democrat to win in the sprawling 8th District that stretches from Seattle’s eastern …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Southwest Washington voters re-elect Rep. Herrera Beutler to fifth term

Southwest Washington voters have elected Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, to serve a fifth term in Congress.


Use of force review board: Yakima police officer ‘reasonable’ in kicking pepper-sprayed teen at fair

A Yakima police officer who was videotaped kicking a teenager who’d been pepper-sprayed has been put back on patrol and will not face administrative action after a use of force …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Group calls for moratorium on boat tours of endangered orcas

A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales, one of three dozen recommendations to save a population …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Democrats take early lead in key Legislative races

Democrats took an early lead Tuesday in key Washington state legislative races that will determine if they boost their control in the Senate and House.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Cantwell wins fourth Senate term

Democrat Maria Cantwell is heading back to Washington, D.C., for another term in the U.S. Senate.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

$77 million Spokane library bond poised to pass

A bond to improve and expand Spokane’s library system was on track to pass Tuesday evening.


Soldier killed in training incident, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry confirms

A soldier was killed Sunday in a local training incident, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry Division confirmed Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Moses Lake’s high-tech plant is collateral damage in U.S.-China trade war

REC Silicon, a Norwegian company, sees Moses Lake at the center of a high-tech manufacturing revolution. But that vision is likely dead unless Washington and Beijing can settle their differences …