Ryan S. Palmer, 39, allegedly told investigators he had toyed with the idea of blowing up an agricultural chemical plant where he used to work – just to “prove a point” – and invoked the name of the Oklahoma City bomber. A detective wrote that Palmer “had everything needed to make a functional fertilizer bomb.”
Alan Naiman was known for an unabashed thriftiness that veered into comical, but even those closest to him had no inkling of the fortune that he quietly amassed and the last act that he had long planned.
Employers and employees in Washington state will start paying into a new paid family leave program next week, and benefits from the program will begin in 2020.
Authorities say a woman was shot to death and man was found dead in a possible suicide after a standoff southeast of Seattle in Covington.
The Washington state Supreme Court has struck down a challenge by activists against a $232 million youth jail and courthouse that are under construction in Seattle.
A second Yakima County meeting on missing Native women in Washington has been announced for early 2019.
A popular drive-thru game farm in Sequim is being sued for allegedly violating federal and state endangered species laws with its confinement and neglect of protected animals.
About half the young voters in Spokane County who registered in 2018 didn’t vote in the general election.
The abolishment of the death penalty was voted the state’s top news story of 2018 by Associated Press staff and member editors. Other top news items of the past 12 months included the awarding of a new professional hockey franchise for Seattle, the death of Microsoft co-found Paul Allen and the end of a long-running court battle over education funding.
Authorities say two men were surrounded by customers with guns while attempting to steal tools from a Marysville store.
Star estimates she’s taken photos of thousands of dogs (along with a few cats and rabbits) up for adoption at the Humane Society.
Little is known of Patrick Shanahan’s political views, but his early six-year stint on the University of Washington’s board of regents offers a glimpse into how he approached an array of challenges, from an ambitious campus expansion to student unrest.
A commercial passenger flight by Delta Airlines has landed on a remote Alaskan island due to an engine issue, Alaska Public Media reported, citing a statement by the airline. The carrier has sent another aircraft to pick up the 194 passengers.
The state of Washington wants to ramp up prescribed fire to aid forest restoration efforts, marking a significant departure from recent decades.
For now, impact is limited. But if the government shutdown is prolonged, a shortage of funds will impact everything from family-planning services to trade-relief for farmers to food safety.
Rachel Uretsky-Pratt is an elementary school teacher in Kennewick, Washington, so this time of year she gets a lot of gifts from students: chocolates, notes, jewelry.
Federal officials say a program that pays anglers to catch a predator that eats young salmon and steelhead resulted in more than 180,000 northern pikeminnows being caught and killed in the Columbia and Snake rivers this year.
One of the biggest unknowns about the next megaquake in the Pacific Northwest – aside from when it will hit – is what it will do to tall buildings.
The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop.
A U.S. District Court judge in Seattle has certified a class-action lawsuit on behalf of some 600 Mexican workers who have alleged labor abuses at a Whatcom County blueberry farm.
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