Stories tagged: Washington
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
DOE names new acting head of Hanford, other nuclear cleanup projects
An acting leader for the Department of Energy’s nationwide nuclear environmental cleanup program, including the Hanford nuclear reservation, was named on Tuesday.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Tacoma begins moving homeless to temporary shelters
Tacoma started helping homeless people move into the city’s first temporary emergency shelters.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Seattle No. 1 in home-price growth again; starter homes require half of income
For the eighth straight month, Seattle is the hottest housing market in the country, with families looking for starter homes hit particularly hard by rising prices and a shortage of …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Three fires in Wenatchee area burning 36.7 square miles
Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles but had not destroyed any structures.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:39 a.m.
Pullman seeks funds to hire new police officer
The Pullman City Council authorized Pullman Chief of Police Gary Jenkins to submit an application for the COPS Hiring Program during its regular meeting Tuesday, giving the Pullman Police Department …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Sheriff: Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting
Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon prompted a shooting in rural Mason County.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6,000 acres
Two wildfires burning in north central Washington have consumed more than 6,000 acres.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Man admits to killing woman he dated, detectives say
Detectives say a 62-year-old Washington man has told authorities he killed a girl he was dating.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Hantavirus case reported in Skagit County
A Skagit County resident has contracted hantavirus, according to Skagit County Public Health on Monday.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Downtown Seattle bus station being sold for convention space
The Metropolitan King County Council has voted to sell a 4-acre bus station in downtown Seattle to make way for the Washington State Convention Center.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Report: Sale of Eddie Bauer considered as retailer struggles with debt
The owners of Eddie Bauer, the Bellevue-based active outdoor apparel company, are reportedly exploring a sale of the company.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
4-year-old girl dies after falling out bedroom window
LACEY, Wash. – Authorities say a 4-year-old girl died after falling from a second-floor window southwest of Tacoma in Lacey. The Olympian reported firefighters were called to a duplex in …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Officers turn out for son of officer slain in 2001
About 100 uniformed officers lined up outside a stadium in Everett to greet the son of a slain police officer as he graduated from high school.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Klickitat County finally gets two insurance companies to sell health care plans
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says that two insurers have agreed to offer plans next year in Klickitat County.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Perfect school attendance means new bikes for 700-plus Yakima-area kids
More than 700 local students walked away from Bud Clary Toyota of Yakima on Saturday with a bright new bike for having perfect attendance at school.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
New study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs
A new study of Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Palouse Falls State Park temporarily closes during fire
Officials say Palouse Falls State Park in Eastern Washington was temporarily closed during a fire that burned through wildlands north of the park.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Washington seeks to overturn tribe’s fuel tax exemption
Washington state is asking the nation’s highest court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that exempted the Yakama Nation from paying state taxes on out-of-state fuel delivered to the …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Tacoma jury awards $2.9 million in man’s killing by son
A jury in Tacoma has found Washington state responsible for the death of a man whose son killed him months after being released from a state psychiatric hospital.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims
A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Plan to protect salmon backfires as predator birds flee
A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an Oregon island has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Seattle mayor offers plan to make it easier for people with criminal pasts to find housing
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has sent a proposal to the City Council aimed at reducing barriers to rental housing for people with criminal records.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
1,600 marijuana plants worth $1.6 million seized from house
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office discovered $1.6 million worth of illegal marijuana at a Washington house while checking on a domestic dispute report.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Man stabbed in hospital south of Seattle; woman in custody
Authorities say a patient at a hospital in the Seattle suburb of Renton was stabbed Thursday morning, and woman has been taken into custody.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Big win for supporters of new Moscow ice rink
In August, the Moscow City Council expressed its support for a new Palouse Ice Rink and its willingness to donate $1 million from the city’s Hamilton Fund to help pay …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Seattle officers in fatal shooting of woman had crisis training
A Seattle police officer involved in a fatal shooting asked his partner to use a Taser on the woman authorities say was brandishing a knife, but police audio transcripts show …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Health insurers propose average 22.3% rate increase in Washington
State officials say that health insurers have proposed rate changes for next year that have an average increase of about 22.3 percent.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Woman faces murder charge after falsely accusing 2 men
A Washington woman who falsely accused her former boyfriend and a roommate of a crime has been charged with murder.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Sword fern deaths in Washington state park mystify experts
About a third of the sword ferns in a northwestern Washington state park have died and it’s not clear why.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Feds order Nooksack Tribe to shutter casino over violations
Federal regulators have ordered the Nooksack Tribe to close its casino in the latest fallout from a controversy concerning the tribe’s government.