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Strike by Western Washington crane operators, others appears to be over

A 17-day strike that delayed major construction projects around Western Washington has apparently ended.


Flood warnings in western Washington ahead of holiday travel

Western Washington has been hit with the season’s first widespread flooding just as travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving.


10-digit dialing starts in western Washington state

Required 10-digit dialing arrived in western Washington state on Saturday.


Officials approve permit for mental health hospital

Officials in western Washington state have approved a conditional use permit for a $22 million mental health hospital.


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

UW, WWU win women’s NCAA rowing titles; Huskies in softball WS

Washington and Western Washington won women’s NCAA rowing championships with the Huskies sweeping Sunday’s Division I grand finals.


564 will be newest area code for Western Washington

Washington state is getting a new area code next year. The Utilities and Transportation Commission on Thursday approved a plan to implement 564 as the newest area code in Western …


Over 50,000 customers without power in Western Washington

Officials say more than 50,000 customers in Seattle and around western Washington are without power due to blustery weather, downed trees and power lines.


Ex-Coug Jackson riding wave of national success

They met again this year at the Final Four with new stories to share. George Raveling, Jud Heathcote, Homer Drew, Dale Brown … and Brad Jackson, who “took bits and …


Ex-Coug Jackson riding wave of national success

They met again this year at the Final Four with new stories to share. George Raveling, Jud Heathcote, Homer Drew, Dale Brown … and Brad Jackson, who “took bits and …


Flooded Western Washington rivers cresting

Record rains that hit Western Washington over the weekend have eased, and rivers that flooded roads and houses are on their way down or cresting, the National Weather Service said …


King County jury: Man should die for killing 4 in Kirkland

A man convicted of slaughtering four members of a Kirkland family then trying to cover up the crime by burning down their house should be put to death, a jury …


West Side farm plows for a purpose

TACOMA – Otis Jackson Jr. celebrated his 21st birthday by touching a horse. Jackson was a member of a Pierce County District Court crew working to satisfy a community service …


Suspicious items in lot prompt bank evacuation

LACEY, Wash. – A duffel bag and a backpack left in the parking lot of the Frontier Bank in Lacey, Wash., prompted police to evacuate the bank and close part …


Sledge-wielding burglar killed by homeowner

WENATCHEE – Police say a man used a sledgehammer to break into a house in Wenatchee early Monday, shot the owner and was then shot to death. Police Chief Tom …


Ring used copters to ferry drugs

SEATTLE – A significant drug trafficking operation that used helicopters to fly cocaine north into Canada and marijuana south into Washington state and Idaho has been dismantled, authorities said Tuesday. …


Man charged in ax killings of wife and her daughter

A 52-year-old Pierce County man has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the ax slayings of his estranged wife and her daughter. Pierce County prosecutors say …


Video shows King Co. deputy beating teen girl

SEATTLE — Surveillance video released in an assault case against a King County sheriff’s deputy shows a deputy kicking a young girl, slamming her to the floor of a jail …


Soldiers deny robbing students

SEATTLE – Three Fort Lewis soldiers accused of mugging students near the University of Washington have pleaded not guilty to robbery charges. The three are accused of robbing two men …


Army investigates teenage girl’s death at Fort Lewis base

FORT LEWIS, Wash. – A 16-year-old girl found unconscious at a Fort Lewis barracks is getting better, and investigators are looking to her to explain the circumstances of another teen’s …


16-year-old found dead in Army barracks

FORT LEWIS, Wash. – One 16-year-old civilian girl was found dead and another was found unresponsive in a barracks on this Army base south of Tacoma, the Army said Monday. …


Laid-off Bellevue man outwits thieves by stealing getaway van

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Patrick Rosario had a clever way of making sure a pair of burglars didn’t get away with his three flat-screen TVs: He stole their van. The 32-year-old, …


Deputy charged in teen assault

SEATTLE – A King County sheriff’s deputy accused of using excessive force on a 15-year-old girl – including kicking her, holding her down and pulling her hair – has been …


Son arrested in parents’ slaying

SEATTLE – Bail has been set at $2 million for the 43-year-old son of a couple who were killed in their home near Kent. A King County judge found probable …


Bellevue man charged in $65 million Ponzi scheme

SEATTLE – A federal grand jury has indicted three men, including one from Bellevue, in a $65 million Ponzi scheme involving oil and gas developments in Asia. The U.S. Attorney’s …


Oyster farm makes a few clams

OLYMPIA – After six years of operation, the Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm reached a major milestone recently. Operators of the nonprofit farm offered about 50 dozen oysters for sale …


Spokane outshines West Side retailers

OLYMPIA – Here’s a little mantra for Spokane-area retailers to chant: “Well, at least we’re not Seattle.” Or Tacoma.


West Side getting a break from the weather

SEATTLE – Residents and business owners cleaning up from floods across much of Washington got a welcome forecast Monday for clearing skies and little or no chance of rain through …


Thousands told to flee West Side floods

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – More than 30,000 people were told to leave their flood-endangered homes in Western Washington on Wednesday as rain and high winds lashed much of the state, causing …


Teen charged with murder in infant’s death

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – A 16-year-old girl suspected of drowning an infant boy in a toilet and throwing the body in the trash in Port Angeles has been charged with …


Seattle provides respite from maddening snow

SEATTLE – Greetings to all my slush-engulfed friends back in Snokane and the Igloo Northwest. It’s me.