Stories tagged: Washington
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Salmonella found in raw milk from Granger’s Pride and Joy dairy; no illnesses reported
The state Department of Agriculture is advising consumers not to drink raw milk from Pride and Joy Dairy in Granger after a sample of the milk tested positive for salmonella.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific on tsunami debris
Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Seattle mayor aims to rein in off-duty work by officers
Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess has signed an order seeking to give the city more control over off-duty work done by police officers.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Work release no longer an option at Pasco jail
Defendants facing time in the Pasco’s jail no longer have work release as a sentencing option.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers closes Walla Walla office
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Walla Walla office has closed following the departure of its sole permanent staff member.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Snohomish County enacts Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Snohomish County north of Seattle will begin marking the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, following the lead of other local governments.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Judge won’t restore pensions for retired Hanford workers
A federal court ruling says the Department of Energy had no obligation to continue full pension benefits for Hanford nuclear reservation workers who were required to switch from one employer …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Tacoma officials investigate dog deaths linked to city park
Tacoma parks officials are asking for pets to stay out of a city park while they investigate reports that three dogs died from a possible bacterial disease.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
FAA investigating lasers flashed at Seattle-Tacoma pilots
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two separate incidences of lasers being flashed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport pilots.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Woman removed from plane at Baltimore airport after reporting allergy, refusing to leave
Police removed a woman from a Southwest Airlines flight before it left Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Tuesday night, after she reported a life-threatening allergy to two animals aboard …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Second lawsuit says big detention center must pay minimum wage
A second lawsuit is challenging the failure of one of the nation’s largest private immigration jails to pay detainees minimum wage for the work they perform.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
King County deputies to give kids simplified Miranda warning
The King County sheriff’s office says it’s trying to make it easier for kids to understand their rights when they get arrested.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Idaho inmate sentenced for threats to Washington state judge
An Idaho inmate who sent letters to a judge in Washington state threatening to kill the judge and his family has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
King County to appeal court ruling on youth jail funding
King County officials say they will appeal a ruling by an appeals court that found voters were provided flawed language on the funding mechanism when they approved a ballot measure …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Washington state deals blow to plan for Longview coal export terminal
The Department of Ecology rejected a water quality permit that Millennium Bulk Terminals sought because the proposed facility near the city of Longview would have caused “significant and unavoidable harm” …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Slower growth in craft brewing leads to hops surplus
Slowing growth in the craft brewing industry has contributed to a greater stockpile of hops in the Yakima Valley, which grows the vast majority of that key ingredient in beer.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Seattle would boost spending on homelessness under proposed budget
Seattle would again boost its spending to combat homelessness under a proposed 2018 budget Mayor Tim Burgess delivered Monday to the City Council.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Another orca born in boom dies, likely from malnutrition
Officials say a male orca born nearly three years ago has died, presumably from malnutrition.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Washington rejects permit for coal-terminal project
The state of Washington has denied a key permit sought by a company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from Western states to Asia.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Tri-Cities defense attorney resigns amid misconduct claims
A Washington state criminal defense attorney has given up his law license after being accused of misconduct.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
Corrections officer assaulted at penitentiary
Officials say a corrections officer was assaulted at the Washington State Penitentiary.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
$100,000 reward for Tacoma fugitive accused of 2 murders
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double murder suspect and gang member who has been on the run …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
No. 6 Washington loses WR Chico McClatcher to broken ankle
Sixth-ranked Washington will be without starting wide receiver Chico McClatcher for the rest of the season after he broke his left ankle, taking away one of the most electric options …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
Seattle Archdiocese pays $1.3M to settle sex abuse case
The Seattle Archdiocese has paid $1.3 million to settle a sex-abuse lawsuit involving a former member of a religious order who taught in its schools.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Seattle want to join lawsuit to defend safe-injection sites
The city of Seattle wants to join a lawsuit to challenge a King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Sex offenders say island water makes them sick
Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
High demand for free needle pick-up kits in Everett
Snohomish County health officials say that so many people wanted free kits to safely pick up and dispose of used syringes that they quickly ran out.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Seattle man dies from fall at Wallace Falls
A 33-year-old Seattle man has died after falling over an embankment at Wallace Falls State Park near Gold Bar.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
U.S. Marshals seek unregistered sex offenders, arrest 12
U.S. Marshalls conducted a three-day sex offender sweep in Washington state, resulting in 12 arrests.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
For Seattle’s Pike Place, a $74 million marketing effort
Pike Place Market has been one of Seattle’s main tourist attractions for much of its 110-year history, despite one oddity: It has never been as functional for visitors as for …