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Second suspect in Vancouver child abduction case appears in court

The second of three teenagers allegedly involved in a robbery and kidnapping, tied to the abduction of a 4-year-old girl, appeared Tuesday morning in Clark County Superior Court.


Free rent in Seattle, no catch: Landlords’ faith inspired a gift for tenants

Kory Slaatthaug and Mickey Bambrick are celebrating the family’s 50 years as property owners by doing something unheard of for a landlord: For the month of November, everyone in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Weather spotters are the ‘eyes in the field’

The National Weather Service’s forecasters in Portland can cross-reference regional radar stations, check satellites and look at remote weather sensors. However, according to meteorologist Amanda Bowen, sometimes what they really …


East Valley School District says teacher’s video of PE class routine, parent’s complaint unfounded

East Valley School District officials say a middle-school physical education teacher did nothing wrong by recording video of students doing a gym exercise with his personal cellphone.


One arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery connected to abducted girl

Vancouver police officers arrested a man Sunday suspected in a robbery and kidnapping connected to the alleged abduction of a 4-year-old girl by her mother last week.


A month after rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain, still no word on an investigation

One month after a Seattle woman accused state Sen. Joe Fain of raping her in 2007, there is little indication state or local officials plan to investigate the allegation before …


Monday is the last day Washingtonians can register to vote

Monday is the final day Washington residents can register to vote in the November general election.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Oil refiners invest millions to fight carbon-fee initiative – and would see big payoff if their campaign wins

Four oil companies that operate Washington refineries have invested more than $23 million to defeat Initiative 1631, the carbon fee on the fall ballot.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

University of Washington students publish online ‘rape list’ out of hopelessness

It was 5 a.m. on the first day of school when two University of Washington students started posting flyers around campus. “Do you know the name of someone who has …


Man charged after church arson in Seattle’s Rainier Valley

A man has been charged in connection with a church arson in Seattle last week.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Here’s why over 500 Hanford workers had to take cover Friday

More than 500 workers in the center of the Hanford nuclear reservation were ordered to take cover indoors Friday morning after steam was spotted rising from a radioactive waste storage …


Unidentified person bought $1 million lottery ticket in Clarkston

A Clarkston Albertsons customer is in the happy predicament of figuring out what to do with $1 million.


State will kill remaining 2 wolves of pack killing cattle

The state has decided to kill the remaining two wolves from a pack that has repeatedly preyed on cattle in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County.


Lawmaker sued for banning 2 constituents from Facebook page

Rep. Jim Walsh has been sued by two constituents who argue their First Amendment rights are being violated because they’ve been banned from commenting on the state lawmaker’s Facebook page.


Judge dismisses case against state over Carlton Complex fire

A judge in north-central Washington has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Washington state of negligence for failing to contain one of the state’s largest wildfires in 2014.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Take cover alert lifted at Hanford nuclear site

A take cover order that lasted about four hours has been lifted for Hanford nuclear reservation workers.


Shawn Vestal: Once again, Washington leads the country in regressive taxation

Another year, another victory for Washington in the race for the most regressive tax system in the nation, and another question for Halloween: Who’s afraid of the income tax?


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Government ranks 18 U.S. volcanoes as ‘very high threat’

Government scientists have classified 18 U.S. volcanoes as “very high threat” because of what’s been happening inside them and how close they are to people.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court upholds most of charter school law

Charter schools are mostly constitutional in Washington, a divided state Supreme Court said Thursday, and one problem area that a majority of the court found can be split from the …


Smart house will give Army veteran autonomy, mobility

Wednesday morning, United States Army Staff Sgt. Rico Roman, his wife, Ela, and his two children broke ground on their forever home – one that will allow him to be …


Stevens County elections rife with questions about taxpayer money, law enforcement and local courts

Allegations have swirled around the race to replace the retiring sheriff, a payment made to a couple of homeowners near Kettle Falls and disputes involving the Stevens County District Court. …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Friends and loved ones gather to remember former Pullman High graduate Lauren McCluskey

Dozens of community and family members came together to honor the life of Lauren McCluskey, a Pullman High School graduate and senior track athlete at the University of Utah who …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Another Wednesday, another bomb threat called in to a Washington state office building

For the fifth consecutive Wednesday, a man called in a bomb threat to a Washington state office building. And for the second time since Sept. 26, he targeted the state …


Pierce County man is Washington state’s first flu death of the season

The man in Pierce County who died of the flu was in his 40s and had “chronic health concerns that increased his risk for complications,” said the Tacoma-Pierce County Health …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

VIDEO: Chehalis Judge chases inmates during attempted escape

A judge removed his robe and gave chase after two handcuffed inmates made a run for it from his Washington state courtroom.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

LuLaRoe gig leaves vendors with clothes they’re unable to sell

Never-worn pieces from LuLaRoe, a multilevel marketing company that sells soft, comfortable clothing designed to fit all body types, are being consigned to the store in huge batches. Cut from …


College GameDay weekend brought crowds to Pullman businesses

Local businesses were tasked with accommodating the thousands of excited visitors drawn to Pullman to tailgate, watch ESPN College GameDay in person and fill Martin Stadium to capacity for the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Ex-boyfriend killed former Pullman High track star, police say

An ex-Pullman High track star was shot and killed on University of Utah campus by a former boyfriend, who was found dead hours later inside a church Tuesday, authorities said.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Eugene Peterson, pastor and author of layman’s version of Bible, dies at 85

Eugene Peterson, Presbyterian pastor and author of “The Message,” an idiomatic translation of the Bible, died Monday, Christianity Today reported. He was 85.


Couches, mattresses set on fire after Cougar win

Fresh off a critical 34-20 win over the 12th-ranked University of Oregon Ducks, Washington State University fans took the Saturday night celebration from Martin Stadium to the surrounding College Hill …