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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Feds sue Hanford contractor, claiming kickbacks and lies defrauded taxpayers out of millions

The Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit Friday against Hanford contractor Mission Support Alliance, accusing it of defrauding the federal government out of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Winter storm pounds Seattle

A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters.

Sea lion shootings surge, prompting $20K reward for tipsters

Federal officials are attempting to find the people who are killing sea lions near Seattle, offering a $20,000 reward for information to find the perpetrators.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

CWU looking for source of call that triggered campus lockdown

Central Washington University police are continuing to investigate a false report of an active shooter Wednesday night. Meanwhile, the university is offering counseling to any staff or students who were …

100 years ago in Spokane: Labor Council says local workers likely wouldn’t mount sympathy strike in support of Seattle general strike

William J. Coates, the president of Spokane’s Central Labor Council, did not see any reason for Spokane workers to go on a sympathy strike in support of Seattle’s general strike.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Central Washington University offering counseling, safety advice following false active-shooter call

A day after a false report of an active shooter on campus, Central Washington University is offering counseling to students and staff who may have been affected by the incident.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Seattle-area home prices drop to lowest point in two years – down $116,000 since last spring

King County’s cooling housing market has turned downright chilly as prices have dropped to their lowest point in two years – with the median home now selling for $116,000 less …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Jury awards $123M to victims in Seattle duck boat crash

A jury has awarded about $123 million to the victims and families of a 2015 duck boat crash that killed five college students and injured more than 60 others in …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Seattle area could see 5 to 8 inches of snow in next blast — and even more later

Stock up on groceries: The Seattle area could get 5 to 8 inches of snow starting Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service’s forecast. And the wind is expected …

‘Going to take a while for a new normal’: Traffic fills Highway 99 tunnel again

Cars and trucks filled the new Highway 99 tunnel again Thursday morning, a day after 3-mile backups surprised many drivers Wednesday.

Seattle police fatally shoot murder suspect

Seattle police say officers fatally shot a man who was suspected of killing a woman in a North Seattle apartment.

Pullman pushing for SR 26 passing lanes

Pullman and Washington State University are putting pressure on the state to make State Route 26 safer ahead of schedule.

Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Multnomah County

Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Human composting option passes Senate

Washington residents could become the first people in the nation who could decide to become “human compost” after they die.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Central Washington University given ‘all clear’ after active shooter report, lockdown

A report of a shooter at Central Washington University turned out to be a false alarm after the school went into lockdown and police searched and cleared the campus’ buildings.

University of Washington student slips on sidewalk, dies

A 19-year-old University of Washington student is dead after slipping on a sidewalk and hitting her head.

Dozens of animals seized from SW Washington rescue facility

Authorities say dozens of neglected animals were seized from a property on Puget Island in the Columbia River.

Body found on beach in South Kitsap likely missing teen

Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a body of an apparent teenage female that washed up on a beach in South Kitsap.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Standoff involving man with knife closes I-5 near Lakewood

Authorities say Interstate 5 remains closed in both directions near Lakewood after a vehicle crash and the arrest of a man who had refused to surrender to police.

A new home for Buttons: Decision to move friendly elk draws mixed reaction from neighbors

Good or bad, Buttons the Elk’s frequent human contact was of concern for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, which relocated Buttons to the Mellotte elk feeding site in …

Durkan will advance $90 mil plan for low-income housing

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan soon will advance the city’s long-delayed plan to convert unused land next to Discovery Park into more than 200 affordable homes.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Winter storm dumps rare snow on Seattle as Midwest warms up

Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and turning streets into sledding hills in coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Fake fish invented in Richland will help save real fish

Mechanical fish developed in Richland have made their way through dams from Ice Harbor near Pasco to the Mekong River in Southeast Asia.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 1:50 p.m.

Boy, 4, finds gun and shoots pregnant mom in the face

Authorities say a pregnant Washington state woman was shot in the face Saturday by her 4-year-old son after the boy found a loaded, unsecured gun under a mattress.

Thousands celebrate new traffic tunnel in Seattle with race

Seattle began a three-day goodbye party Saturday for an aging, double-decker viaduct that’s served as a main artery for commuters for decades.

Jurors to begin deliberations in civil trial over Ride the Ducks crash in Seattle

SEATTLE – After four months of testimony from dozens of victims, mechanics and civil engineers, jurors in the civil trial in the deadly 2015 Ride the Ducks crash are expected …

Hanford cleanup costs triple. And that’s the ‘best case scenario’ in a new report

The expected cost to finish cleaning up the Hanford nuclear reservation has tripled in three years, and that’s under the best case scenario, according to a Department of Energy report …

Hoquiam Middle School teacher charged with writing threats directed at himself

Threatening messages drawn on the walls of Hoquiam Middle School, apparently directed at teacher Robert P. McElliott, and prompting a lockdown at the school, were written by McElliott himself, according …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Washington legislators roll out school safety proposals

School resource officers, threat assessment and statewide school safety are the topics of five new bills in Olympia. The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee heard public testimony on …

Washington Supreme Court sides with railway in fight over video of man’s death

The Washington Supreme Court has sided with BNSF Railway, ruling the Pierce County medical examiner has no right to a copy of a video showing a man being struck by …