Stories tagged: Washington
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Lawmaker resigns leadership post amid harassment allegations
A state lawmaker who is facing scrutiny over past allegations of sexual harassment was removed Thursday from his ranking member position on a House committee, and resigned his position as …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Bob Ferguson says he’ll sue over FCC’s net neutrality repeal
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he plans to file yet another lawsuit against the Trump administration: this one over net neutrality.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Meidl appointed to executive board of Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs
Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl has been appointed to the executive board of Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city
This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Value Village sues Washington attorney general over demands
The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Two arrested in protest against Tacoma natural gas plant
Authorities say two people were arrested after locking themselves in a construction crane tower as a protest against a liquefied natural gas plant being built in Tacoma.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Gonzaga’s team defense leashes Husky offense
Gonzaga had a big night offensively in Sunday’s 97-70 road victory over Washington.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Some farmers in Washington and Idaho seeing more acidic soil
Some farmers in northern Idaho and western Washington are looking for solutions after years of applying nitrogen-based fertilizer has left their land with acidic soil.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Gonzaga remains No. 12 in AP poll, Villanova new No. 1
Gonzaga was right in the middle of the shakeup at the top of the AP college basketball poll.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Washington, Amazon sue company over seller training programs
Washington’s attorney general and Amazon.com are going after a Massachusetts company for what they say are fraudulent “training” programs for people selling on the online retailer’s website.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Report: Wolf population increase not hurting deer numbers
The growing population of wolves in eastern Washington state does not appear to be hurting the populations of deer, elk, moose and bighorn sheep, according to a report issued this …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Vancouver lays de-icer on streets to get ahead of snow
The city of Vancouver is snow ready. In fact, preventative measures have already occurred. The city applied de-icer to streets Monday evening for the first time this year.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Longtime medical marijuana activist JoAnna McKee dies
JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state, has died at age 74.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
14 states sue to allege U.S. failure to enforce smog rules
Fourteen states, including Washington, and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
79-foot Montana Christmas tree lit outside US Capitol
A Christmas tree that was transported more than 3,600 miles from Montana’s Kootenai National Forest has been lit on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Judge: State’s lawsuit over detainee pay can proceed
Washington state can pursue its lawsuit seeking to force one of the nation’s largest privately run immigration detention centers to pay minimum wage for work done by detainees, a federal …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Seattle moves ahead with arena remodel to attract NBA, NHL
Seattle is moving forward with efforts to renovate the aging city-owned KeyArena into a premier venue that could be ready for an NBA or NHL team within three years.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Seattle police chief to step down after guiding reforms
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, who helped reform the department after federal officials found officers were too quick to use force against minorities, will step down at the end of …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Colville tribal members consider name change
A group of eastern Washington tribes is considering a name change to reclaim their indigenous identity.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Administrative punishment meted out for pilots who drew giant phallus over Okanogan
Two U.S. Navy aviators responsible for skydrawing a phallic symbol over Okanogan County on Nov. 16 have received administrative punishment, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Record low turnout for November election
Nearly two-thirds of Washington voters sat out the Nov. 7 election, setting a new low mark for turnout.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Oregon police seize pounds of heroin, cocaine from vehicle
Two Washington state residents face felony drug possession and delivery charges after Oregon State Police seized 6.6 pounds of heroin and 2.2 pounds of cocaine from a vehicle they were …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Swipe your card at the pump? Scammers have a new way to steal from you
If you use a debit card to fill up your gas tank, police are warning you to stop.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Pot belly pigs and rabbits die in barn fire near Bellingham
Authorities say two pot belly pigs and four rabbits died in a barn fire northeast of Bellingham.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Caregivers name rescued sea turtle ‘Turkey’
The Oregon Coast Aquarium has named an endangered sea turtle rescued on a Washington state beach “Turkey” because it was found around Thanksgiving.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Panel: Washington governor should not approve oil terminal
A state energy panel has voted to recommend that a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed along the Columbia River in Washington state be denied.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Washington state sues Uber over data breach cover-up
Washington state is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify more than 10,000 drivers in the state that their personal information was …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
State trying videoconferencing for mental competency tests
A Washington state county sheriff’s department says it will now use videoconferencing to do mental competency evaluations at the jail.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Senate order bans all firearms from public gallery
All firearms will be banned from the public galleries above the Washington Senate floor once the legislative session begins in January, under an order issued Monday by Lt. Gov. Cyrus …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Man who had life sentence commuted now facing murder charge
A man who had a previous life sentence commuted by the Washington state governor is now facing a new murder charge.