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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 …


One dead, 3 injured in Washington state nightclub shooting

One person was killed and three others were injured after a shooting early Sunday at a nightclub in Lakewood, police said Sunday.


Boise woman faces manslaughter, other felonies for allegedly striking man on Oregon Route 86

A Boise woman faces a number of felony charges, including manslaughter, after Oregon State Police said she struck a Washington man on the side of Oregon Route 86 near Baker …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 9 p.m.

Pioneer of cryptocurrency boom falls on hard times

Last month, beset by millions of dollars in debt, ongoing legal problems and questions about its unconventional financing, Giga Watt laid off 80 percent of its staff and suspended all …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Judge dismisses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s new gun-storage law

A King County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation against Seattle’s new gun-storage law, siding with the …


Lawsuit: Safeco Field discriminates against wheelchair users

Wheelchair users attending Seattle Mariners baseball games at Safeco Field get a “second-class” experience, a nonprofit disability-rights law firm says, and has filed a discrimination lawsuit.


Sheriff: Man dies in fall at Mount St. Helens

A Portland man died Thursday while hiking on Mount St. Helens, according to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Judge tosses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s gun-storage law

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association against Seattle’s new gun-storage law.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Ephrata OKs yearlong ban on new cryptocurrency mining

EPHRATA – Ephrata joined the ranks of Grant County cities temporarily banning cryptocurrency development after the city council voted Wednesday to block new cryptocurrency operations for the next 12 months. …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

U.S. tries to stop youth climate lawsuit days before trial

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by young activists who accuse the federal government of violating their constitutional rights with policies that …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

2 university students dead in accidental shooting, suicide

Two Central Washington University students have died in what police say was an accidental shooting followed by a suicide.


Packing house to pay $525K to settle sexual harassment case

A Grant County vegetable-packing house will pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson alleging a supervisor groped, propositioned and retaliated against female workers over …


Clark College to close because of planned protest

Clark College in Vancouver will close Monday in response to a planned campus demonstration by right-wing group Patriot Prayer.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Breaching dams to benefit endangered orcas is contentious issue

Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention.


Federal judge orders EPA to protect salmon from warm temps in Columbia River basin

A federal judge has ordered protection for salmon in the Columbia River basin from warm water temperatures that have been lethal to salmon and steelhead as the climate changes.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court rules sentencing youth to life without parole is unconstitutional

A split Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Opioid darts, helicopters, refrigerator trucks: How to move a goat from one mountain range to another

The bizarre goat transport process is part of a plan – hatched years ago – to rid the peninsula of the creatures that national-park officials haven’t wanted for decades, and …


Washington’s September jobless rate is lowest in 42 years

Unemployment in Washington state inched down to 4.4 percent in September, its lowest point in 42 years.


King County Council members clash over response to rape allegation against state Sen. Joe Fain

Three county-council members say Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s comments about rape allegations leveled against Sen. Joe Fain “do not represent the King County Council.”


Groups challenging renewed activity at mine file appeals

A local environmental organization and a group of residents challenging the legality of a revived mine have turned to a planning agency that oversees land-use regulations in the Columbia River …


Washington elections safest from hackers, state officials insist

As Washington counties prepare to mail out ballots, state officials say the voting system is among nation’s safest.


Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her ‘phony!’

President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is “getting slammed” …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 12:14 p.m.

First child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI’s Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year …


Orca survival may be impossible without Lower Snake River dam removal, scientists say

Leading killer-whale scientists and researchers are calling for removal of four dams on the Lower Snake River and a boost of water over the dams to save southern resident killer …


ADU interest on the rise in Southwest Washington

Clark County updated its codes earlier this year, making ADUs easier and cheaper to build. The city of Vancouver also made changes to its ADU policies a little more than …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

‘Trump … blinked, Seattle won,’ Durkan says as police get federal funds despite ‘sanctuary city’ threats

The Trump administration, after threatening to withhold funds for Seattle in retaliation for the city’s immigration policies, has agreed to hand over the money, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan and …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 12:41 p.m.

Dogs that survived three weeks in a silo named winners of national Hambone Award

Two German shepherds from Medical Lake will receive an award from an insurance company after they were trapped in a silo for 21 days.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Lopsided I-1634 campaign, with millions from soda industry, blankets airwaves

The I-1634 campaign is blanketing the airwaves with advertisements that raise the specter of looming local grocery taxes, while making little or no mention of the sweetened beverages produced by …


Suspect in slaying of Coeur d’Alene man claims insanity

Ashley D. Myers, who is accused of shooting to death a Coeur d’Alene man in Colfax, pleaded innocent by reason of insanity to a murder charge Friday.