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Keeping watch on the ‘invisible wall’: On the trail with the agents of the northern border

The United States’ northern border is monitored by what is sometimes referred to as an “invisible wall” of patrolling agents and high-tech sensors, a virtual net bisecting the continent between Canada and the United States.

‘It is our duty to give them food’: Pullman Islamic Association joins in feeding the hungry

Pullman resident Mohammed Riajul Islam says serving the needy is an essential part of living the Muslim faith.

U.S. sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests

On the eve of the first expected results of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to the region to protect U.S. assets from possible “violent demonstrations,” while the country’s powerful Catholic church warned of a popular “uprising” if untrue results are announced.

Creosote-treated logs targeted at park beach clean up

Washington officials will begin removing creosote-treated logs from the beach at Seahurst Park in Burien as part of a statewide effort to clean up the state’s shorelines.

City of Vancouver fined $60K for 2017 sewage spills

The Washington Department of Ecology has fined the city of Vancouver $60,000 for spilling nearly 600,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Columbia River.

Already affected by shutdown, tribes fear it will get worse

The Colville Confederated Tribes face significant losses in their timber programs from a continued federal government shutdown, along with losses in social and health services, the tribal chairman said this week.

Teaching journalism in Africa part of mission to educate, empower

Holley Gilbert retired on a Friday in March. Come Monday morning, she was on a plane headed toward a three-month visit in Africa.

Man held at facility for sexually violent predator dies following fight

A fight between two sexually violent predators being held at a special facility on McNeil Island, Washington, ended with one man dead and the other in jail, officials said Friday.

Inslee offers online pardon process for some pot convictions

Washington residents with a single misdemeanor marijuana possession conviction can request a pardon online.

Snoqualmie Pass now open in both directions.

The Washington State Department of Transportation reported that a 70-mile stretch of I-90 was closed from North Bend to Ellensburg.

Washington state gets a new kind of clout in new Congress

As a new Congress opens with Democrats controlling the House, Washington trades clout in leadership for some better positions on committees.

Former Saint Gleason’s Congressional Gold Medal official

President Donald Trump has signed legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal.

Suspect in 24-year-old unsolved Boise homicide arrested for cold case homicide in Washington

A Boise man was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder Wednesday night in connection with a homicide in Washington from 1992.

Congo’s Catholic church says data show clear election winner

The Catholic church in Congo announced Thursday its data show a clear winner in Sunday’s presidential election, and it called on the electoral commission to publish the true results in “respect of truth and justice.”

Two more Puget Sound orcas are ill, predicted to die by summer

Two more orcas are ailing and probably will be dead by summer, according to the region’s expert on the demographics of the critically endangered southern residents.

3 bullet-riddled bodies hidden near home in Port Angeles

Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the deaths of a man, his son and the son’s girlfriend whose bullet-riddled bodies were found concealed on a property known for hosting transients in Washington state.

Tri-City company awarded $152 million Hanford contract

The Department of Energy has awarded a Hanford contract valued at up to $152 million to a Kennewick company.

‘Bucolic’ Whidbey Island surprised by skinhead headlines – and recent Lynnwood assault

Whidbey Island, which one local describes as “a mixture of hippies on the south end, and Navy people on the north end,” is also a draw for white supremacists; one of their own died there in 1984 in an incident that’s a distant memory, if a memory at all, to most current residents.

Port Orchard residents see the best – and worst – in people after twister

Victims of the Dec. 18 twister are learning that disasters bring people and communities together, but they also can attract those who prey on the vulnerable.

Deputies on welfare check find bodies under tarp at Port Angeles home

Two people were found dead in the yard of a Port Angeles home after family members asked officers to do a welfare check. Officials later reported that a third body was found.