Stories tagged: Washington
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Ex-Evergreen teacher gets 6 months in ‘upskirt’ case
Former Evergreen High School teacher Matthew Morasch was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail for trying to take “upskirt” images of a girl in his class and another woman …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Sex case against ex-Kennewick superintendent postponed
The trial for a retired Kennewick school superintendent, accused of trying to meet up with two teen girls for sex, has been postponed to the end of the year.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
State hatchery contract lost after report of sexual culture
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has lost a multimillion-dollar contract to operate two fish hatcheries following a report of a sexual culture among top-ranking employees at one of …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Harvey’s impact on local gas minimal
Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding have halted production at Gulf Coast refineries, virtually guaranteeing spikes in gas prices across the country – but Inland Northwest residents shouldn’t expect to …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Washington changes status of Snake River steelhead
The Snake River in Washington will move to catch-and-release-only fishing starting Saturday and lasting through the season, according to an emergency rule change posted on the Washington Department of Fish …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Board studies whether icy conditions, heavy pots led to boat sinking
Investigators are weighing icy conditions and heavy crab pots as they probe what caused a Seattle-based crab boat with six people aboard to sink in the Bering Sea.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Tribe says anglers have caught 20,000 Atlantic salmon that escaped
A Native American tribe says its anglers have caught about 20,000 fish following the collapse of a commercial net pen rearing farmed Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
State Route 410 near Chinook Pass to stay closed through Thursday
State Route 410 east of Chinook Pass is expected to remain closed to daytime traffic through at least Thursday – more than two weeks since authorities closed it as a …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is now America’s biggest company town
Amazon.com’s extraordinary growth has turned Seattle into the biggest company town in America.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Glass Beach goes from dump to destination
As we’re tromping down a beach on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Tim Blair stops suddenly and digs his fingers down into the sand. It’s almost as if he …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Spin Control: Eyman’s suit falls flat
While much of the Northwest was trying on eclipse glasses and peeking carefully at the sun Monday morning, initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman was trying to convince a judge that voters …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Two Legionnaires’ disease cases reported at Seattle hospital
Public health officials are investigating after two people contracted a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaire’s disease at a Seattle hospital. One of them died.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Kittitas officials issue evacuation notice for Jolly Mountain Fire
Authorities at the Jolly Mountain Fire on Thursday issued evacuation warnings for homes and cabins in an area west of Cle Elum, but there was better news west of Yakima, …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Man who helped pay Spokane school lunch debts looks to raise $600,000 to help more kids
A Washington father who raised nearly $100,000 to cover lunch debt at five Washington school districts is expanding his effort with a new campaign to pay off lunch debt at …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Lynnwood light rail $500 million over budget, Sound Transit says
Soaring costs for labor, materials and land have plans for a light-rail extension to Lynnwood running $500 million over budget.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Judge clears way for Seattle rideshare drivers to unionize
For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Man gets 30 years in murder for meth plot
A 32-year-old Yakima man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend and planning to pay for the deed with a …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Pullman airport offers $15.3 million for WSU land
The Washington State University Board of Regents will consider a $15.3 million land acquisition offer from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport during a meeting Wednesday.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Seattle to pay up to $250K to defend new city income tax
Seattle has agreed to pay a law firm up to $250,000 to help defend the city’s new income tax on wealthy households.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
Pierce County corrections deputy accused of sex with inmate
A Pierce County Sheriff’s Office corrections deputy has been fired after investigators accused him of having sex with an inmate.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
New DNA evidence links murderer to 2 other killings, authorities say
Authorities say new DNA evidence links a convicted murderer to the unsolved 1974 murder of a Portland, Oregon woman whose body was found in a remote area northeast of Vancouver, …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Pasco murder case ends in mistrial after parking-lot incident
A Pasco murder trial came to an abrupt end Wednesday after several reports of a woman yelling about the case while jurors were leaving the courthouse.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Collapse at salmon farm renews concerns about fish farming
A net pen holding 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed recently, releasing thousands of fish into Puget Sound and renewing concerns that a new proposed salmon-rearing operation could harm wild salmon …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Seattle to close one of its largest remaining homeless camps
Seattle city officials have ordered one of its largest remaining homeless encampments to be cleared.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens by Canadian company gets U.S. OK
The U.S. Forest Service has accepted a Canadian company’s application to conduct exploratory mining about 12 miles northeast of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument boundary.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Pace of U.S. home sales in July reached lowest level of 2017
Americans retreated from buying homes in July as sales sank 1.3 percent to their lowest level of the year.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Seattle tunnel machine Bertha completed disassembled
The last piece of the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine has been lifted from its disassembly pit beneath Seattle.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Sons of Confederate Vets weigh security at Washington park
The Sons of Confederate Veterans’ northwest division is considering adding security to a private park it owns in Washington state after two monuments honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis were vandalized.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
State patrol studies policy after body not found for 3 days
The Washington State Patrol is re-evaluating procedures after a trooper responded to what seemed to be an abandoned motorcycle crash but turned out to be a fatal crash scene.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Bank robbery charges filed against ‘AK-47 bandit’ suspect
Robbery charges have been filed in Nebraska against a man suspected of being the “AK-47 bandit,” who investigators believe robbed banks in five states.