In the past fiscal year, the State Patrol's Executive Protection Unit overshot its $2.6 million budget allotment by $400,000, with overtime and travel accounting for 62 percent of the higher-than-budgeted spending, according to a Patrol analysis.
Gun dealers and shooting ranges in King County in western Washington will have to post warning signs about the danger of firearms.
Officials say a dead newborn orca calf washed up on the shores of Nootka Island off Vancouver Island on Friday.
SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines says it expects service to and from the Everett airport in Washington state to begin in February pending final federal government approval.
Necropsies on the carcasses of two California sea lions that recently washed up on the shores of the residential area of West Seattle both showed the mammals had been shot.
The Whitman County Humane Society is building a new addition to its facility in honor of Lauren McCluskey, the Pullman High School graduate and former WCHS volunteer who was murdered on the University of Utah campus last month.
A 24-year-old Washington state man is charged with stabbing a Montana man nearly a dozen times while the victim was on a walking path near Libby.
A controversial tweet sent by head football coach Mike Leach in June depicting a fake video of a speech by former President Barack Obama cost Washington State University $1.6 million in pledged donations.
About 25 students were thrown in jail, got fired from their jobs, bartered with a pawn shop owner and tried to survive natural disasters Wednesday at the Washington State University Compton Union Building. It was all part of a poverty simulation organized by the WSU Center for Civic Engagement to help students better understand the everyday challenges of being poor.
Federal officials are investigating after at least two California sea lions that washed ashore near Seattle were killed by gunshot wounds.
The Arlene’s Flowers case is back before the state Supreme Court, nearly two years after justices unanimously ruled that the Richland flower shop’s owner broke the law when she refused to design arrangements for a same-sex wedding.
Visitors to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo will soon be able to view the first successful birth of red pandas there in nearly three decades.
Sea-Tac International Airport and Alaska Airlines are reviewing security procedures in the wake of an incident last August in which a
Senate leaders in Washington state say an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain will continue even though he lost his re-election bid.
According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the unemployment rate dipped slightly from September’s 4.4 percent and the state also added 12,400 jobs in October.
More than 2,000 people submitted comments or signed petitions critical of a proposal for closing Hanford’s underground radioactive waste storage tanks, according to a coalition of environmental and Hanford watchdog groups.
Vancouver Red Cross volunteer Ron Burby starts work helping those displaced by the lethal Camp Fire in Northern California today, after he was deployed to the wildfire-ravaged state Monday.
A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.
Video-surveillance footage from the scene of a four-alarm inferno at a North Queen Anne lumberyard on Saturday night is among the evidence fire investigators examined before ruling the massive blaze an arson on Tuesday, said Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. Standing before the charred and still-smoking remnants of the Gascoigne Lumber Co. and Northwest Millwork, Scoggins said he hadn’t seen the footage and couldn’t say if any accelerants had been used by whoever intentionally torched the businesses in the 3500 block of Sixth Avenue West. Samples were taken from the site and submitted for testing at the State Patrol Crime Lab, he said.
Jim Hauer’s case is among a spate of sexual-abuse claims separately brought by six men that the archdiocese recently settled by collectively paying nearly $7 million. Hauer and the five other men each claim they were victimized as children decades ago by priests assigned to churches and schools throughout Western Washington. Each man also claimed the archdiocese failed to protect him from abusive priests despite knowing the dangers they posed.
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