Stories tagged: Washington
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Hanford workers report smelling vapors for 2nd day in a row
For the second day in a row, workers have reported mysterious odors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation tank farms.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Trump administration’s oil drilling plan prompts protests
The Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas off the coast of the United States drew protests Tuesday in Congress and on the streets.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
Mudslides close tracks to passenger trains north of Seattle
More mudslides have covered train tracks north of Seattle, further halting passenger service between Seattle and Everett.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Police: Man rammed Fircrest police car, tried to run over officer
Authorities in western Washington said they’re searching Saturday for a man who rammed a patrol car and tried to run over a police officer.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
More than 170 cows seized from farm north of Seattle
Authorities have seized more than 170 cows from a farm in northwest Washington after about 50 cows were found dead on the property.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from flooding fishing vessel
Authorities say five fishermen who had to abandon ship because of flooding were rescued off the Washington coast west of Cape Alava.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Health agency concerned about Hanford contamination spread
The Washington state Department of Health says there is a possible risk to the public if demolition of the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant continues without better controls to prevent the …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
Department of Health concerned about Hanford radioactive contamination spread
The Washington state Department of Health says there is a possible risk to the public if demolition of the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant resumes without better controls to prevent the …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:40 p.m.
Major U.S. salmon producer fined $332K for farmed fish escape
The largest U.S. producer of farmed Atlantic salmon was fined $332,000 on Tuesday for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws after hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s great fear: Courts viewed as partisan
One of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s great fears is that the federal judiciary will start to be seen as just another political branch of government divided along partisan lines like Congress, …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Experts pull prediction for looming Rattlesnake Ridge slide
The Department of Natural Resources says it’s no longer predicting when a landslide event at Rattlesnake Ridge could occur.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Washington governor rejects permit for oil-by-rail terminal
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday rejected a permit for a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed along the Columbia River, saying the risks and impacts outweighed the need for and potential …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
This teen was critically injured in the Amtrak derailment. Here’s what’s next for him.
Sixteen-year-old Timmy Brodigan, who was critically injured in the Dec. 18 Amtrak derailment near DuPont, was flown to Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday morning, according to KOMO News.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
Inmates quilt for the homeless
The prison quilting group formed about five years ago with a handful of inmates who had grown up sewing with their grandmothers, said Jeanne Thietje, the community partnership programs coordinator …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Car plunges off ferry dock in Anacortes
Officials have suspended ferry service on San Juan Islands routes after a car plunged off a dock at Anacortes.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
NTSB report: Amtrak engineer missed speed-limit signs before train crashed south of Tacoma
The engineer on the Amtrak train that derailed south of Tacoma in December, killing three people and injuring dozens, said he didn’t see or didn’t recognize the signposts and signals …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Director of state Fish and Wildlife Department resigns
The head of the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife is resigning his position Feb. 7.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
Walmart outlines wage increase details for Washington, Idaho employees
Nearly two weeks after announcing higher hourly wages and one-time bonuses for its employees, Walmart has provided more specifics what employees in Washington and Idaho will be receiving.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Rattlesnake Ridge still moving, but landslide predictions have stopped
Due to a sharp decrease in how quickly 20 acres are accelerating down Rattlesnake Ridge, officials say it’s difficult to predict when the impending landslide will happen.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
Host father charged with hiding camera in students’ bathroom
A 64-year-old man has been charged with voyeurism for allegedly placing a camera in a bathroom of his home where he and his wife hosted exchange students attending North Seattle …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Washington state panel OKs low carbon fuels standard
A Washington state House committee on Tuesday approved a measure that would require fuel producers and importers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with gasoline and other transportation fuels.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
County prosecutor calls for repeal of state’s death penalty
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is urging lawmakers to repeal the state’s death penalty.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:02 a.m.
Grants fund cities’ switch to LED bulbs
DJ’s Electrical spent time replacing streetlights in Battle Ground with LED bulbs. The change to the city’s 2,300 streetlights from high-pressure sodium to LED bulbs is part of an energy-saving …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 7:57 a.m.
Libraries, readers on hold for ‘Fire and Fury’
Demand for the book has been “Fury”-ous, so local library patrons will have to wait a while to check out the best-seller by Michael Wolff.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 2:39 p.m.
Women will march again with aim to become a political force
A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the …
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
Umbrella mistaken for weapon causes hospital lockdown
An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Washington adds 6,100 jobs in December; jobless rate at 4.5 percent
Washington’s economy added 6,100 jobs in December and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate came in at 4.5 percent, according to the Employment Security Department.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Northwest immigrant activist says she faces deportation
A longtime activist for illegal immigrants in the Northwest says she herself is now facing deportation.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Washington state agency stops giving personal info to feds
The Washington state Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law.
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 2:19 p.m.
Bellingham city officials settle excessive force lawsuit
Officials in the western Washington city of Bellingham have agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that two police officers used excessive force during a 2015 arrest.