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Ex-school superintendent allegedly arranged sex with minor

A former Kennewick school superintendent has been arrested for allegedly arranging to meet a juvenile girl for sex.


Body found in burned car on Makah Indian Reservation

The FBI is investigating after a body was found in a burned car on the Makah Indian Reservation in Washington state.


Pasco OKs ride-hailing companies but requires fingerprinting

PASCO – The Pasco City Council has voted to greenlight ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. But the city is requiring that all drivers be fingerprinted. The Tri-City reported …


Liberty Lake’s HUB hosts all kinds of sports

The HUB Sports Center in Liberty Lake is abuzz with activity any day of the week.


New case of hantavirus suspected in King County

King County public health officials say a man died of hantavirus in February and a woman is currently hospitalized with symptoms consistent with the rare disease.


Washington’s Cowlitz tribe wins casino legal fight

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to open a $510 million casino in southwestern Washington state near the border with …


Local apple leaders go to Washington

Local members of a statewide apple group and area fruit growers recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional legislators about the future of agriculture and the nation’s health.


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

Two being held on Idaho charges escape Yakima jail

Jail authorities say two men being held on charges out of Idaho have escaped from the county jail in Yakima.


Olympia is fourth-best place to live in U.S., website says

Olympia has been ranked as the fourth-best place to live in the nation, according to the latest “Top 100 Best Place to Live” by website Livability.com.


Kennewick lawyer accused of stealing $263,000 from clients

A Kennewick attorney has been charged with stealing nearly $263,000 in clients’ money instead of applying the payments toward their owed back taxes.


ACLU: Washington not ensuring kids get adequate legal help

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is suing the state’s Office of Public Defense in an effort to get the state to do more to make sure children charged …


New Starbucks CEO aims to build company that will last a century

Kevin Johnson is the new CEO of Starbucks – the first time in nine years Howard Schultz has not been at the helm of the coffee empire he began building …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Lawsuit over sidewalks could cost Seattle millions

The city of Seattle is headed toward a federal court settlement that could cost millions of dollars to make sidewalks and curb ramps more usable for people with wheelchairs and …


Health leaders in Washington state seek improvements in existing health care law

Now that Congress has set aside – at least for the moment – Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Care Act, …


Man gets 50 years for Auburn crash that killed 4 passengers

The driver of a vehicle that crashed in Auburn, killing four passengers and seriously injuring a fifth, has been sentenced to nearly 50 years.


Landslide halts rail traffic between Seattle and Portland

Amtrak service between Seattle and Portland was suspended due to a landslide near Vancouver, Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Attorney General: Tim Eyman misused initiative donations

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a civil lawsuit against anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman and his organizations over their campaign finance practices.


Bill to toughen rules around oil transport clears key hurdle

A House bill aimed at increasing the safety around oil transportation on land and water has cleared a key committee. The House Finance Committee on amended and passed House Bill …


Washington wolf population continues to grow

Wildlife officials say the Washington wolf population is on the rise in the state Department of Fish and Wildlife latest report.


Four cases of mumps reported in Whitman County

The Whitman County Health Department announced Thursday it has taken reports of four cases of mumps within the past seven days.


Pullman-Moscow airport eyes expanding parking

An expanded parking lot at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport could open the door for more revenue from rental car businesses.


Seattle mayor, council seek to create immigrant legal fund

Seattle’s mayor and two councilmembers plan to create a $1 million legal defense fund to help immigrants and refugees.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Senate Passes construction budget

Washington state senators passed a two-year construction budget that puts more money toward updating schools, mental health facilities and state water services.


Tornado causes some damage north of Seattle

A tornado caused damage in a small town north of Seattle, including the toppling of recreational vehicles.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Immigration agents round up 84 in Alaska, Washington, Oregon

Immigration agents rounded up 84 people – including 60 with criminal records – during a three-day operation in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, authorities said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

‘He’s free to go’: Mexican man says he’s hopeful for future

A Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children walked free after …


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

Hanford workers demolish famous nuclear accident site

Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished demolishing the site of a famous nuclear accident during the Cold War that exposed a man to the highest …


Seattle police’s body-camera program stalls over policies

Seattle’s plan to equip police officers with body cameras has stalled as the city works to clarify policies regarding when officers are allowed to review the video.


Amazon.com announces 10th fulfillment center in Texas

Amazon.com Inc. has announced plans for a 10th fulfillment center in Texas.


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Washington state granted REAL ID compliance extension

With a deadline looming that could affect Washington residents’ ability to fly domestically, the state has been granted a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s …