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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

Necropsies reveal 2 more sea lions were shot

Necropsies on the carcasses of two California sea lions that recently washed up on the shores of the residential area of West Seattle both showed the mammals had been shot.

Whitman County Humane Society to honor McCluskey with new cat wing

The Whitman County Humane Society is building a new addition to its facility in honor of Lauren McCluskey, the Pullman High School graduate and former WCHS volunteer who was murdered …

Washington state man charged with stabbing Montana man on walking path

A 24-year-old Washington state man is charged with stabbing a Montana man nearly a dozen times while the victim was on a walking path near Libby.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Republic, Washington, considers becoming a ‘sanctuary city’ to protect gun rights

The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Simple tweet? This one from Mike Leach cost WSU $1.6 million

A controversial tweet sent by head football coach Mike Leach in June depicting a fake video of a speech by former President Barack Obama cost Washington State University $1.6 million …

Students go broke for a day: Poverty simulation helps WSU students understand challenges

About 25 students were thrown in jail, got fired from their jobs, bartered with a pawn shop owner and tried to survive natural disasters Wednesday at the Washington State University …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

At least 2 sea lions found shot near Seattle

Federal officials are investigating after at least two California sea lions that washed ashore near Seattle were killed by gunshot wounds.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Here’s why the Arlene’s Flowers case is back in the state Supreme Court’s hands

The Arlene’s Flowers case is back before the state Supreme Court, nearly two years after justices unanimously ruled that the Richland flower shop’s owner broke the law when she refused …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Seattle zoo to debut twin red panda cubs

Visitors to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo will soon be able to view the first successful birth of red pandas there in nearly three decades.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Sea-Tac reviewing ways to prevent another stolen plane ‘insider threat’

Sea-Tac International Airport and Alaska Airlines are reviewing security procedures in the wake of an incident last August in which a

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Senate investigation into rape allegation to move forward

Senate leaders in Washington state say an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain will continue even though he lost his re-election bid.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent

According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate dipped slightly from September’s 4.4 percent and the state also added 12,400 jobs in October.

2,000 people agree: DOE plan for Hanford tank waste is not good

More than 2,000 people submitted comments or signed petitions critical of a proposal for closing Hanford’s underground radioactive waste storage tanks, according to a coalition of environmental and Hanford watchdog …

Vancouver Red Cross volunteer heads to Camp Fire front lines

Vancouver Red Cross volunteer Ron Burby starts work helping those displaced by the lethal Camp Fire in Northern California today, after he was deployed to the wildfire-ravaged state Monday.

Hate crime reports in Spokane spike in 2017

Reported hate crimes in Spokane rose by 175 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to new data released Tuesday by the FBI.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

Petition asks Trump to block I-1639

A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Investigators: Seattle fire that burned lumberyard was arson

Video-surveillance footage from the scene of a four-alarm inferno at a North Queen Anne lumberyard on Saturday night is among the evidence fire investigators examined before ruling the massive blaze …

Seattle Archdiocese pays $7M to settle sex abuse claims

Jim Hauer’s case is among a spate of sexual-abuse claims separately brought by six men that the archdiocese recently settled by collectively paying nearly $7 million. Hauer and the five …

Starbucks laying off 350 people, mostly at Seattle headquarters

Starbucks is notifying about 350 corporate employees Tuesday that they no longer have a job with the Seattle coffee giant, an expected wave of layoffs associated with a reorganization announced …

Cowlitz tribe sues Clark County Sheriff’s Office

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is suing the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to prevent it from releasing video surveillance of an alleged assault in October at ilani casino.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Late Lauren McCluskey celebrated in Pullman

Kind, sensitive, intelligent, dedicated and beautiful were among the adjectives family members, friends and coaches used to describe Lauren McCluskey late Sunday afternoon.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Poaching ring cases still working through courts

More than a year after police busted a massive Pacific Northwest poaching ring accused of killing game animals with hound dogs and leaving many carcasses to rot, criminal cases against …

Sea-Tac tests allowing visitors beyond security checkpoints in attempt to recreate pre-9/11 airport experience

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is trying out a plan to allow nontravelers to once again access passenger-only areas that lie beyond the security checkpoints run by the federal government. That would …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Washington man pleads guilty to killing cab driver

A Washington man accused in the stabbing death of a Washington cabdriver in North Idaho has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

Pullman police Sgt. pleads not guilty

A Pullman Police Department sergeant accused of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with a Washington State University student pleaded not guilty Friday.

Washington state Sen. Joe Fain concedes to Democratic challenger Mona Das

In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the …

Washington state gun database absent more than 500K records

Officials say the records of more than 525,000 handgun purchases have not been entered into a Washington state database used by police and courts.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Democrats still looking at gains in Washington Legislature

Democrats will pick up seats in the Washington state Legislature after Tuesday’s election but the exact number remains unclear with a handful of races still too close to call.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

FBI: Seattle plane thief searched online for flight videos

Authorities say the Seattle airport ground crew worker who stole an empty commercial airplane had apparently searched online for flight instruction videos before he took off on a dizzying ride …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

WWII Army nurse, now 98, honored as hero in Seattle

When nurse Frances Harman learned her older brother, Jim, had been called to Army service during World War II she quickly decided not to be left behind.