Stories tagged: Washington
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Man who had life sentence commuted now facing murder charge
A man who had a previous life sentence commuted by the Washington state governor is now facing a new murder charge.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
High winds, possible landslides threaten Western Washington
Western Washington is on the watch for high winds and potential landslides.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Washington waging war against invasive ivy
The Washington Noxious Weed Control Board says Snohomish County is one of the most ivy-infested areas in the state.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
He came at troopers with a knife. In less than 12 seconds, he was shot three times.
Thurston County Prosecutor Jon Tunheim won’t file criminal charges against the Washington State Patrol trooper who fatally shot a Spanaway man July 8 on Interstate 5 in Lacey.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Skagit River flooding worse than expected, hits homes, roads
Officials say that flooding was worse than expected on the Skagit River north of Seattle.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Deer hunting limited in Western U.S. states after tough winter
Unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the Western U.S. last winter killed off many young deer. And that prompted wildlife officials throughout the Rocky Mountain states …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
New gas pump stickers announce Washington state’s tax price
People filling up their gas tanks in Washington state will start to notice new stickers on pumps that announce the tax price.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Two hurt after shots fired inside Seattle nightclub
Police say two people were injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Clarkston siblings treated for prescription poisoning
Three small children were treated for possible poisoning after ingesting an unknown amount of a prescription medication.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Washington revenues up $319 million
Washington lawmakers have received updated numbers that show state revenues have increased by nearly $319 million for the current two-year state budget, which is now projected to be about $44.4 …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Police: Couple and adult son dead in possible murder-suicide
Authorities say a Washington couple and their adult son were found dead in their home in an apparent double murder-suicide.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Group buys land to prevent break in Pacific Crest Trail
A group dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has purchased private land in western Washington state to prevent a break in the path.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Washington state delays Dungeness crab season
Officials in Washington state say Dungeness crab season will start two weeks later due to harmful algae.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Jellyfish find their way into Battle Ground Lake
Jodie Rogers was reluctant to tell too many people she spotted a jellyfish swimming in Battle Ground Lake because the first few didn’t buy it.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Republican, Democrat launch centrist group in Washington
The politically traumatized or in denial voter is being courted by a new movement that will support independent, centrist-minded candidates for elected office in Washington state.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Washington’s unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent
Washington’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent last month and the state added 6,900 jobs.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Wave Broadband brings gigabit-speed internet to all customers in Washington, Oregon, California
More ultra-high-speed internet is coming to a home near you.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings
An environmental group is suing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for access to some public records on wolf deaths in the state.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
State Supreme Court: There’s more work to do on education funding
The Washington Supreme Court says that while lawmakers have made progress in a multiyear effort to fully fund basic education, they are not on track to meet a court-imposed deadline.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Washington justices: Immigration status usually inadmissible
The Washington Supreme Court has adopted a rule saying a person’s immigration status is “generally inadmissible” in court.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Shoreline permits for Washington state coal terminal denied
A Cowlitz County hearing examiner has denied two shoreline permits that Millennium Bulk Terminals needs for its $680 million coal-export terminal project on the Columbia River.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Some Washington state ski resorts to open this week
At least two ski resorts in Washington state have announced opening dates as multiple storms bring snow to the Cascade Mountains.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Falling trees kill 1, injure several during Washington storm
Strong winds in western Washington felled trees, causing several injuries and killing a woman in her car with her 2-year-old child, authorities said Monday.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
Boeing holding Washington state job fairs to recruit manufacturing workers
Boeing has set up five job fairs in the region in a new push to hire manufacturing workers, with a particular need for assemblers, electricians and aviation-maintenance technicians.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Woman’s death highlights common challenges for homeless
As it happens, Lumley was one of at least 572 homeless people in Yakima County, many of whom fall through the cracks in the midst of various programs designed to …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Emails could provide answers at ex-state auditor’s new trial
Former Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley, whose federal fraud trial last year ended with an acquittal on one count and a deadlocked jury on more than a dozen others, will …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
Guest opinion: Mark Donoghue: Honor Flight experience underscores why we stand
I had the honor and privilege of joining about 140 courageous yet aging veterans who had served in World War ll, the Korean War and the Vietnam War on a …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Police: 2 bodies found in Portland park in search for teen
Police searching for a 15-year-old runaway girl found two bodies Wednesday off a trail in a forested park in Portland but said they could not release the identities of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Critic of proposed oil terminal leads in Port of Vancouver race
A critic of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver has a solid lead in a port commissioner race that may shape the project’s future.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Democrat with early lead in key Washington Senate race
Democrat Manka Dhingra took an early lead Tuesday night in a state Senate race that will determine the balance of power at the Washington Capitol.