Stories tagged: Washington
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
A 2017 deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going more than twice the speed …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 1:13 p.m.
A felon convicted of carrying a loaded gun in Juneau has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.
Mon., May 20, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded a drought emergency to nearly half the state because of worsened, poor water supply conditions and warmer and drier weather predicted throughout the summer.
UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 6:39 p.m.
The 79-room annex at Mount Rainier National Park’s Paradise Inn has reopened after a $25 million renovation.
Sat., May 18, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Health officials are investigating a sixth confirmed case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Fri., May 17, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments in south-central Idaho that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in favor of non-native plants to increase forage …
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Police have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a young Idaho Falls woman more than two decades ago with the help of DNA and a …
Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Anheuser-Busch announced today that it is investing $30,000 in Hop Growers of America in its commitment to its 2025 Sustainability Goals and broader agricultural community. About 68% of hops grown …
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 10:04 p.m.
Nine state attorneys general asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow an intersex Colorado resident to get a passport listing the person’s gender as nonbinary instead of male …
Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:45 p.m.
Authorities say four new measles cases have been diagnosed in western Washington. The Washington State Department of Health says two of the cases were in King County and one each …
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
Washington employers continued to add to their payrolls in April, adding more than 13,500 jobs.
Mon., May 13, 2019, 11:22 a.m.
Just in time for warmer weather, the award-winning Thrifty Ice Cream is now available at Rite Aid stores in Washington, Idaho and Oregon in 48-ounce containers and in as many …
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
Canada has adopted a suite of measures intended to improve orcas’ access to food by reducing commercial and recreational fishing for chinook salmon and quieting vessel noise and disturbance that …
Sun., May 12, 2019, 10:10 p.m.
Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option.
UPDATED: Sun., May 12, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign into law Monday a law that will make Washington the first state in the nation to offer a universally available public health insurance …
UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 11:05 a.m.
An SUV, allegedly taken from Leslie Groves Park by two juvenile girls, crashed into a Richland home shortly after the vehicle went missing.
Fri., May 10, 2019, 8:17 p.m.
The Washington State Supreme Court has overturned a lower court order that would have allowed a man convicted of juvenile felonies to get a concealed pistol license.
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
One person died and two others were injured in a Friday shooting in Seattle, authorities said.
Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:49 p.m.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced a new policy requiring consent from tribes that might be affected by projects or initiatives from his office.
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children’s products
More than 15,000 people bought school supplies and jewelry geared for young children that contained dangerous levels of lead and cadmium on Amazon in 2017 and 2018, according to an …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Liberty Lake Police Department is honoring fallen police officers, including those who died by suicide, in Washington and North Idaho with a special patrol car. Through sponsor donations, an …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
Down the rabbit hole: Denver decriminalizes ‘magic mushrooms’ – a type that grows wild in Washington
In a vote surprising to many, Denver chose Wednesday to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms – the same kind coined “magic mushroom” because of its hallucinogen psilocybin that grow wild throughout Washington.
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 8:31 p.m.
Seattle police said Tuesday they have solved a murder from nearly 52 years ago with the help of DNA and a family tree – a method that has revolutionized cold-case …
Mon., May 6, 2019, 8:33 p.m.
Brady Williams of Seattle’s storied Canlis won the biggest culinary award of his young career Monday night when he was named Best Chef in the Northwest at the James Beard …
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 8:16 p.m.
Washington legislators took substantial steps to reshape the mental-health system, including funding for new facilities, legislation to increase the number of qualified workers, and the creation of new types of …
Sat., May 4, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Starting soon, a new Seattle law will require bars, restaurants, gyms, stadiums and other places of public accommodation to activate captions on their television sets during business hours.
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Washington faces a federal court order to fix under-roadway pipes that block migrating fish by 2030, but a budget passed by lawmakers puts the state at risk of missing the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 9:54 p.m.
The state auditor has found numerous violations of Washington law that have damaged the finances of the city of Wapato, especially in the case of a former elected mayor who …
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 9:54 p.m.
Investigators say they have found two teenagers suspected of robbing and killing a 79-year-old convenience store owner Saturday in Puyallup.