Stories tagged: Washington
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 12:43 p.m.
State’s construction budget still tied up over water dispute
About $4 billion in new school construction and other projects throughout the state remain on hold six months after a water-related dispute stalled passage of the state’s two-year construction budget.
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Coal company sues Washington state over coal-export terminal
Developers of a massive coal-export terminal proposed on the Columbia River have sued Washington state over the project.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 11:59 a.m.
Series of small quakes rattle area east of Mount St. Helens
A series of small earthquakes has rattled an area northeast of Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Court recognizes Native American hunting rights in Canada
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has upheld a Washington state man’s right to hunt in the province by recognizing the traditional hunting grounds of his ancestors.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:09 a.m.
Energy Department to permanently close damaged Hanford tank
The Energy Department says it will permanently close a damaged radioactive waste storage tank on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
Second suspect arrested in May killing of Yakima bicyclist
Yakima Police have arrested a second suspect in the fatal drive-by shooting of a bicyclist in May.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Collective bargaining in public? Not all are in favor of open sessions
Governments across the state could soon take a step toward greater transparency depending on a state decision about open collective bargaining – the practice of allowing the public to be …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Efforts grow to help students evaluate what they see online
Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Five members of Washington family among 10 killed in fiery crash outside Acapulco
Mexican authorities report that five members of a Washington family were among 10 people killed in a fiery car crash on a coastal highway in southern Mexico.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Lakewood school club getting young women involved in science
A new club designed to get Lakewood high school girls more involved in science has turned its attention toward preventing the release of invasive aquatic species into local lakes.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Trial for former WDFW official accused of raping coworker to begin
The trial is set to begin Tuesday for a former Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employee accused of raping a coworker in December 2014.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Northwest storm knocks out power, causes multiple crashes
A winter storm moving through the Pacific Northwest knocked out power in parts of Washington state and caused multiple collisions, including a fatal crash in northern Idaho.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Reward of $10,000 offered following theft at gun shop
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information following the theft of about 70 guns from a Bellevue gun shop in western Washington state.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
How to go green for your travel destinations in 2018
After a full day of dodging bicycles, not to mention the occasional motorized vehicle, I was getting sick of Amsterdam.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Vashon Island High School creating gender neutral bathrooms
The Vashon Island School District has converted two of the school’s gender-segregated bathrooms into restrooms open to everyone.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Minimum wage workers will get a pay raise in 2018
With the new year, a new hourly wage will be coming for Washington state’s minimum wage earners.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Commercial crab season to open Jan. 15 after 6 week delay
The commercial Dungeness crab fishing season is set to open Jan. 15 along the southwest Washington coast following a six-week delay.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Men plead not guilty in Washington sex sting operation
Seven men have pleaded not guilty to accusations stemming from “Net Nanny,” a Washington State Patrol sting operation that targets people going online to solicit sexual contact from minors.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Judge weighs arguments in legislative records case
Whether or not individual lawmakers in Washington state fall under statutory definitions that would require their records to be subject to more stringent public disclosure was at the heart of …
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Fox News Washington correspondent James Rosen is leaving the network
James Rosen, one of the longest-tenured correspondents at Fox News, is leaving the company at the end of the year.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
State updates plan to tackle ocean acidification
A new state report says ocean acidification is getting worse in Washington state but new scientific advances and efforts are helping to address the problem.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Washington AG sues company that owns Value Village
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Wednesday filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a company that owns Value Village, saying the company has deceived thousands of Washington consumers and donors …
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Ring leader in opioid trafficking scheme sentenced
A Tacoma, Washington, man accused of leading an opioid trafficking ring that brought pills from Los Angeles to Western Washington has been sentenced to five years in prison.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
Judge rules state can’t enforce Inslee order to cut greenhouse-gas emissions
Dealing a setback to Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate agenda, a judge has invalidated major portions of a state rule requiring greenhouse-gas cuts by refineries, fuel distributors and dozens of other …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Official: North Cascades grizzly bear recovery work halted
A North Cascades National Park official said work to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem has been stopped by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Amtrak train derailed on new, faster route that drew concern
A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 6:20 p.m.
Washington state cancels salmon farm lease after fish escape
Washington state officials have canceled the lease of a salmon farm where more than 160,000 adult Atlantic salmon escaped into the Puget Sound last summer.
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.