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Grand jury charges witness with lying about suspect in 2001 slaying of federal prosecutor Thomas Wales
In what may be a break in the 18-year-old investigation into the shooting death of Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Wales in 2001, federal prosecutors have charged an Everett woman with obstruction of justice and lying to a grand jury about her knowledge of statements made by a suspect in the killing.
State and National Parks offer free admission on Sunday
To honor the National Parks System’s 103rd birthday, both it and the Washington State Parks system are giving free admission.
Oregon will spend $9M on new Interstate Bridge project
Oregon will spend $9 million on a revived effort to replace the Interstate Bridge over the Columbia River, a decision officials say is intended to show the state’s growing commitment to the project.
Judge blocks killing of wolf pack’s last surviving member in NE Washington
On Friday, a judge temporarily blocked the killing of the sole surviving member of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack.
Trump ties U.S. success to 2nd term: ‘You have to vote for me’
President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire, a state that he hopes to capture in 2020, that their financial security depends on his reelection.
Federal court can enforce tribal court rulings, 9th Circuit rules
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Native American tribal courts can ask the federal courts to enforce rulings against nontribal members. Boise State Public Radio reports the ruling from the appellate court last week reversed an opinion from a federal judge in Idaho.
Washington takes lead in 13-state legal challenge to immigration rule
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Richland on Wednesday, the states contend the Trump administration is attempting a “radical overhaul of federal immigration law” with the final rules it announced earlier this week that change the definition of “public charge.”
Two killed in Tacoma shooting
Tacoma police are investigating after five people were shot late Tuesday, two fatally.
100 years ago in Vantage, Washington: Windstorm strands hundreds of motorists after ferry is swept away
Some motorists reported being stranded for 48 hours, and that locals were providing food “at exorbitant prices.” A line continued to form as more drivers arrived hoping to cross the Columbia River.
Glacier water flow on Mount Rainier damages road, trail
Water has gushed from a glacier on Washington’s Mount Rainier, damaging a road and trail as it flowed down.
General election field for Spokane Public Schools board set in stone
Already penciled in on Tuesday, the general election field for the Spokane Public Schools board was etched in stone Wednesday night after additional votes were tabulated.
Whale researchers say 3 Southern Resident orcas are dead
Three more Southern Resident killer whales have been determined to be dead by the Center for Whale Research, bringing their population down to 73.
8chan owner heading to U..S as lawmakers seek answers
The owner of the online message board 8chan says he’s headed shortly to the United States, where lawmakers want to question him on his site’s use as a megaphone by violent white supremacists.
Prosser officer shot in leg during foot chase
The officer was transported to Prosser Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the city of Prosser said in a news release. The suspect had not been arrested as of 5 a.m.