Stories tagged: Washington
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
DOJ: Seattle in compliance with police reforms
Seattle’s police department no longer regularly violates the constitutional rights of the city’s residents and should be found in initial compliance with its 2012 agreement to change its ways, the …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Washington firefighters to help fight California wildfires
Some 65 firefighters and seven wildland fire engines from Washington’s Department of Natural Resources are traveling to northern California to help in the effort to contain wildfires that have killed …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
New push for automatic voter registration set for Washington
Activists in the state of Washington are preparing for a new push to enact automatic voter registration in the state either in the upcoming legislative session or through a ballot …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Washington state seeks to challenge 3rd travel ban
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking a federal judge to lift his stay halting the state’s case against President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Report: 3M in Washington affected by data breaches over year
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says nearly 3 million people in the state had their information compromised in data breaches in the past year.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Judge declines to block Washington cyberstalking law
A federal judge has declined to block Washington’s cyberstalking law – despite his concerns about its constitutionality.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Sen. Murray vows to fight for Dreamers
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray said she and others in Congress are renewing promises to fight for the Dreamers and their families.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Patrons get their fill on Jollie’s final day of business
Cars packed the parking lot and guests filled the lounge and restaurant at Jollie’s Restaurant and Lounge Sunday afternoon, where Kathy Marsolek has been a patron since 1974, when she …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Washington potato farmers report shortage of truck drivers
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Potato famers in rural northwestern Washington say they don’t have enough truck drivers to deliver their products out of state. The Skagit Valley Herald reported a …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Blood donations pour in for Vegas victims
So when Urdesich heard Bloodworks Northwest was collecting blood donations to support Las Vegas hospitals, she rolled up her sleeve and helped the best way she knew how. Urdesich was …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Is it a conflict of interest for a county commissioner to testify in local goat abuse case?
Carolyn and Debbie Lattin, the operators of Lattin’s County Cider Mill and Farm, were back in Thurston County Disrict Court on Friday to take part in another hearing related to …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Two flocks of birds at C. Washington State Fair test positive for avian flu
Two flocks of birds at the recently concluded Central Washington State Fair were infected with bird flu, but health officials say it’s a strain that has not been shown to …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Evacuation warning in place as wildfire spreads near Cle Elum
A level three evacuation notice has been issued for residents near Cle Elum in Kittitas County in response to a growing wildfire in the area.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Man accused of slicing mom is in court
The mother of a Battle Ground man who allegedly tried to stab her in the chest Wednesday told police that her son had a “strange look” on his face and …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Report: Trump-tied lobbyists cash in on their connections
A new report has found that Washington’s “swamp” of lobbyists appears to have expanded during President Donald Trump’s short time in office, with scores of former campaign staffers, transition workers …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
D.C. officials won’t appeal ruling against strict gun law
District of Columbia officials said Thursday they won’t appeal a court ruling striking down a portion of the city’s gun laws, a decision that means it will soon be easier …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Newport Highway icon Delbert Hodgson retires
Everyone knows Delbert Hodgson. The Riverside Service owner and operator, who sold the station and the Ram Drive In and retired at the end of August, has been greeting Newport …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Confederate monuments near Vancouver to lose historic status
County officials in Vancouver, Washington, have voted to remove highway markers honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the Clark County Heritage Register.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Washington, other states, now in REAL ID ‘grace period’
The more than two dozen states and U.S. territories that currently have a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards are now …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Lack of Washington capital budget leads to some layoffs
The ongoing lack of a state capital budget has led to layoffs in the state parks department, and more layoffs at additional state agencies are expected.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Backpage.com settles with 3 women in sex trafficking lawsuit
SEATTLE – Three women who alleged they were sold for sex on Backpage.com as teenagers have settled their lawsuit against the website. Their lawyers, Jason Amala and Erik Bauer, announced …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Should Washington residents be allowed to grow marijuana?
Washington pot enthusiasts might dream of someday growing their own marijuana plants at home, but Mary Jane Smith, owner of MJ’s Pot Shop in Pullman, wouldn’t do it if she …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Race to decide if West Coast keeps its only GOP-led chamber
The Washington state Senate is the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast, and a special election in Seattle’s wealthy eastern suburbs has drawn millions of dollars and national …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Nevada pot sales bigger than first months in other states
The first month of legal sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada significantly outpaced the opening month of sales in other states where it’s legal for adult use.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
State’s health-exchange rates to increase by 24 percent
The board for Washington’s health-insurance exchange has approved an average rate increase of 24 percent, the largest premium increase since the exchange began in 2013.
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.