Stories tagged: Washington
Thu., March 15, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Immigrant activist seeks end to deportation effort
Maru Mora-Villalpando is seeking to have her removal proceedings thrown out by a judge, saying authorities are targeting her for her political activism in violation of her free speech rights.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Ex-Fish and Wildlife employee sentenced for raping co-worker
A former top staffer at Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for raping a co-worker in 2014.
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 3:51 p.m.
Washington governor to roll out measures to protect orcas
With the number of endangered Puget Sound orcas at a 30-year low, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed an executive order directing state agencies to take immediate and longer-term …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Navy considers expanding state park use for training
The Navy is considering using more Washington state parks along the coastline for training its special operations forces.
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:09 p.m.
Civil rights lawyer Joaquin Avila dead at 69
The civil rights lawyer Joaquin Avila, who for decades fought discrimination in the classroom, the work place and the voting booth with groundbreaking success, has died, according to the Mexican …
Mon., March 12, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
Girl Scouts victims of crimes during cookie sale season
Several Washington Girl Scouts troops have been targets of crime during this cookie sale season including an attempted armed robbery.
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
Rose Valley artist creates beauty from animal skulls
Although he creates in many forms, local artist Jason Borders partially works in one heady medium: skulls.
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
Single mom to be deported – without her 3 daughters
Bernarda Pineda, 33, has lived in the U.S. for 12 years, the past seven in Marysville. She’ll be leaving her three daughters when she returns to Honduras. She fled because …
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
This Nagasaki bomb survivor visits Hanford. ‘Do you understand my heart?’
Mitsugi Moriguchi stepped inside Hanford’s historic B Reactor on Friday, nearly every inch of his body covered in gear designed to protect against radiation. The memories of 72 years ago …
Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Washington unemployment rate remains low in January
Washington’s statewide unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in January as continued job growth in industries such as construction and business services kept pace with the state’s increasing working population
Thu., March 8, 2018, 5:25 p.m.
Gonzaga commit Brock Ravet named Washington’s Gatorade Player of the Year
Kittitas High standout junior guard Brock Ravet, who has committed to Gonzaga, has been named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 8:18 p.m.
Report: Washington No. 1 for NRA state candidate contributions
The Seattle Times reports that the National Rifle Association has been spending more money on state elections in Washington than any other state in recent years.
UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Deal on police deadly force law may violate Constitution
A compromise measure designed to make it easier to prosecute police who commit reckless or negligent shootings in Washington was in trouble Tuesday after lawmakers realized their plans might violate …
Tue., March 6, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Homelessness bill bans discrimination against those on aid
Legislators are advancing a bill that would prohibit landlords from turning away tenants who rely on Section 8 vouchers, Social Security or veterans benefits.
Tue., March 6, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
State House GOP leader won’t seek re-election
The Republican state House minority leader has announced he will not seek re-election to the Legislature later this year.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Trump, press trade good-natured if barbed jokes at Gridiron
President Donald Trump and his political allies and opponents found common ground with members of the Washington press corps Saturday night, taking and giving humorous jabs at each other at …
Fri., March 2, 2018, 10:12 a.m.
Independents challenge 2-party system with Washington pick
A group of political independents that includes Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has endorsed a candidate for the Washington state Legislature, part of a plan to mount a national challenge to …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Clay-target shooting is a growing high school sport in Oregon, Washington
School shootings over the past couple years frustrate Dale Nelson of Oregon City as much or more than all Americans.
Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
No more ‘Kings of the Columbia’: Chinook salmon much smaller, younger these days, study finds
They used to tip the scales at 80 pounds: June Hogs they were called. The kings of the Columbia River. But the big chinook that used to lumber up and …
Thu., March 1, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
How ‘Hitler’s car’ ended up parked in Medina
Unloaded, parked on the street, with no special security, worth at least $7 million, was one of the mammoth, armor-plated Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser parade cars used by Adolf Hitler.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
Washington Legislature passes net-neutrality bill
Internet providers would be prohibited from blocking content or impairing traffic under a net-neutrality measure passed Tuesday by the Washington Legislature.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 4:52 p.m.
FACT CHECK: Lawmakers off mark on public records facts
Washington lawmakers are facing a backlash after they bypassed normal legislative procedures and quickly approved a bill exempting themselves from the state’s Public Records Act and subjecting themselves instead to …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Parents spooked by abuse in youth sports set more limits
With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
Washington 6th, Idaho 12th in U.S. News ‘best states’ ranking
Washington is ranked No. 6 on U.S. News & World Report’s
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 12:42 p.m.
Early warning sign? More states consider animal abuser lists
Son of Sam, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Columbine High School shooters are among the infamous criminals who had a history of hurting animals before they went on to …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
Security guard found dead in Vancouver, Washington, homicide
An on-duty security guard has been found dead in an apparent homicide in Vancouver, Washington.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Avalanche near Easton buries snowmobilers, killing 1
An avalanche has killed a 32-year-old Seattle-area man who was snowmobiling with four friends in the Central Cascades.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Two boys arrested for making threats at 2 Tacoma schools
Tacoma Police say they have arrested two boys for threatening violence in separate incidents at two schools.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:28 a.m.
Slide blocks rugged North Cascades Highway
An avalanche has covered a section of rugged highway in northern Washington state, blocking traffic in both directions and preventing several dozen people from leaving the area.
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
Salvation Army ‘blessed’ with bigger building
Attendees at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Salvation Army’s new building in Washougal whooped and applauded Saturday as members of the nonprofit and community lauded the efforts it took to …