Stories tagged: washington
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
City lawmakers have been trying for five years to rename the holiday. They succeeded last week, passing an emergency measure that brings Washington, D.C., in line with several other cities …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
The surprise snowstorm that hit the region Wednesday may be just the beginning of a worrisome stretch for what was shaping up to be the second-largest apple harvest in Washington …
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 9:55 p.m.
Washington state’s effort to force a privately run immigration jail to pay its detainees minimum wage for work they perform can continue, after all
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Despite the overwhelming opposition from the crowd, the Washington State Board of Health decided to enact the 120-day ban, to chants of “shame.” More than 350 people, mostly opponents of …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 4:27 p.m.
Health officials in Washington state have formally adopted a temporary ban of the sale of flavored vaping products amid concern over a lung illness that has sickened hundreds of people.
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 3:51 p.m.
A Washington state Native corporation has won a $99 million government contract for U.S. Navy projects, with much of the work expected to be done in Puget Sound.
Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 3 p.m.
Two of Washington’s first wineries sprang up in Wenatchee. According to “The Wine Project: Washington State’s Winemaking History” by Ron Irvine and the late Walter Clore, the state’s first winery …
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 1:53 p.m.
The wife of Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher has filed for divorce and accused him of strangling her during a fight over his alleged extramarital affair.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
“I’m hopeful that it maintains the adequate protections for the habatat in the Selkirks so one of these days, when there is an appetite for restoration, our area is considered,” …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ordered a for-profit signature-gathering firm and its principal to collectively pay more than $1 million for deceiving Washington state residents by funneling their …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
An estimated 99 million Americans do not have any form of Real ID compliant documents which will be required to fly domestically after Oct. 1, 2020. “There’s a great deal …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
The Better Business Bureau of Spokane closed its doors Monday and laid off most of its sales staff, a company spokesman said.
Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Malbec is a bold and juicy red grape with origins in Bordeaux, the celebrated region in France where the variety is known as Cot and often far from the spotlight. …
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 11:53 a.m.
Contentious proposals to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state are once again open for public comment.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 9:59 p.m.
Two Tri-City crooks tried their hand at some parkour in a pair of unsuccessful attempts to elude police.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Kennewick began its search for a new fire chief this week amid the continuing questions about why the last chief lost his job.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 10:26 p.m.
The Washington wheat industry got its first good news in more than two years Wednesday when President Donald Trump announced a new bilateral trade deal with Japan, which traditionally has …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
The hearing follows an online webinar in late August, in which the agency laid out its rationale for revisiting a cap on polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, allowable in wastewater. The …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 10:09 p.m.
Hundreds of activists blocked major intersections across the nation’s capital on Monday, demanding immediate government action on climate change.
Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 9:04 a.m.
Thousands of homeowners in eastern King County could be forced to boil their water through early next week because of E. coli concerns.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 9:52 a.m.
Suit contends affirmative action campaigners didn’t pay companies that gathered signatures to get initiative passed
When the campaign to change Washington’s affirmative action laws turned in thousands of petitions to send the initiative to the Legislature, sponsors bragged that they had a record number of …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 9:39 p.m.
The jury was deliberating, but no verdict had been delivered as of Wednesday in the trial of a former Pullman Police officer accused of sexual assault of an intoxicated 18-year-old …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 11:53 a.m.
One man was killed and two were wounded in a triple shooting Friday night at the Westlake light-rail station, according to Seattle police.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
COLFAX – The alleged victim in a sexual misconduct case involving a former Pullman Police Department officer testified Wednesday and occasionally fought back tears as she recounted what she could …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 7:57 p.m.
Washington is not agreeing to the tentative settlement some other states have reached with Purdue Pharma over the company’s role in the opioid crisis.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 6:04 p.m.
Officials say barges carrying wheat, wood and other goods will remain at a standstill for the rest of the month while workers repair a critical navigation lock at the Bonneville …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
One of two ways that Pacific Northwest farmers get their wheat to export in Portland has been shut down after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped barge traffic on …
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Former Boeing official subpoenaed in 737 Max probe won’t turn over documents, citing Fifth Amendment protection
A former Boeing official who played a key role in the development of the 737 Max has refused to provide documents sought by federal prosecutors investigating two fatal crashes of …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 7:59 p.m.
Volunteers pitched the idea of dividing Washington politically along the Cascades among booths selling hot tubs, handmade crafts and wood stoves Friday afternoon, the first day of the Spokane Interstate …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 12:46 a.m.
Spokane has received some love for its burgeoning craft beer scene, as Men’s Journal has included Steam Plant Brewing Company in downtown on the magazine’s new list titled “The 10 …