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Energy Department to permanently close damaged Hanford tank

The Energy Department says it will permanently close a damaged radioactive waste storage tank on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Second suspect arrested in May killing of Yakima bicyclist

Yakima Police have arrested a second suspect in the fatal drive-by shooting of a bicyclist in May.

Collective bargaining in public? Not all are in favor of open sessions

Governments across the state could soon take a step toward greater transparency depending on a state decision about open collective bargaining – the practice of allowing the public to be present for union-represented public employee contract negotiations.

Efforts grow to help students evaluate what they see online

Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.

Five members of Washington family among 10 killed in fiery crash outside Acapulco

Mexican authorities report that five members of a Washington family were among 10 people killed in a fiery car crash on a coastal highway in southern Mexico.

Lakewood school club getting young women involved in science

A new club designed to get Lakewood high school girls more involved in science has turned its attention toward preventing the release of invasive aquatic species into local lakes.

Some voters opted for Mickey Mouse in bitter U.S. Senate race

Mickey Mouse. Nick Saban. Any Other Republican. Those were some of names that got write-in votes in the Alabama Senate election as voters suggested their own alternatives to Sen.-elect Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

Court upholds ban on Navalny running for Russian presidency

Russia’s highest court on Saturday upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March.

Trial for former WDFW official accused of raping coworker to begin

The trial is set to begin Tuesday for a former Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employee accused of raping a coworker in December 2014.

Northwest storm knocks out power, causes multiple crashes

A winter storm moving through the Pacific Northwest knocked out power in parts of Washington state and caused multiple collisions, including a fatal crash in northern Idaho.

Reward of $10,000 offered following theft at gun shop

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information following the theft of about 70 guns from a Bellevue gun shop in western Washington state.

Vashon Island High School creating gender neutral bathrooms

The Vashon Island School District has converted two of the school’s gender-segregated bathrooms into restrooms open to everyone.

In race critical to Virginia House control, GOP urges judges to stick by ballot ruling

Republicans on Friday asked a Virginia three-judge panel to stick by its decision to count a disputed ballot in a squeaker legislative race for the GOP, a ruling that threw the race – and control of the House of Delegates – into a state of limbo.

Ex-soccer star Weah elected Liberia president by wide margin

Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia’s new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.

Minimum wage workers will get a pay raise in 2018

With the new year, a new hourly wage will be coming for Washington state’s minimum wage earners.

Commercial crab season to open Jan. 15 after 6 week delay

The commercial Dungeness crab fishing season is set to open Jan. 15 along the southwest Washington coast following a six-week delay.

Men plead not guilty in Washington sex sting operation

Seven men have pleaded not guilty to accusations stemming from “Net Nanny,” a Washington State Patrol sting operation that targets people going online to solicit sexual contact from minors.

Judge weighs arguments in legislative records case

Whether or not individual lawmakers in Washington state fall under statutory definitions that would require their records to be subject to more stringent public disclosure was at the heart of a two-hour hearing Friday in a case brought by a coalition of news organizations.

Fox News Washington correspondent James Rosen is leaving the network

James Rosen, one of the longest-tenured correspondents at Fox News, is leaving the company at the end of the year.

U.S. recognizes disputed Honduras election results

The Trump administration on Friday recognized the results of Honduras’ disputed presidential election despite opposition complaints, irregularities found by poll observers and calls from Congress to back a new vote.