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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 2:52 p.m.

Washington State still in the running for Sav’ell Smalls after country’s No. 1 OLB announces top-six schools

Along with Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, Smalls is seen wearing an anthracite Washington State jeresey and helmet. Smalls was previously considering six other schools, but he left …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:16 a.m.

Horseback yoga? Neigh-maste – ‘It brings me lots of joy and magic,’ instructor Briana Randall says

Within minutes, Briana Randall was breathing deep into a seated mountain pose while sitting astride her mare, Star. From there she began modifying other yoga poses, developing her new practice …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 8:55 a.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Photos: Watershed moments from sold-out country music festival at the Gorge

In its eighth iteration from Aug. 2-4 in the scenic spot alongside the Columbia River – the first festival was on Aug. 3, 2012 – Watershed featured some of country’s …


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 3:07 p.m.

Review: Toby Keith showcases patriotism, hits during ‘That’s Country Bro’ show

Before Toby Keith made his way onto the stage at Northern Quest on Tuesday night in a cream-colored cowboy hat, white button-up shirt and light blue jeans, a video played …


Cabernet sauvignon thrives in Washington

It can now be argued that Washington’s signature wine is cabernet sauvignon, the grape that attracts wine lovers from all corners of the globe to Napa Valley and France’s Bordeaux …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Washington regulators fine supposed faith-based health coverage companies $1.1M for ‘sham’ insurance

After issuing a cease-and-desist order in May, Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced Thursday he’s seeking more than $1 million in fines from two companies his office believes have continued …


Carly Pearce brings new music to Watershed

Country singer Carly Pearce will perform Saturday at the Gorge as part of the three-day music festival.


All House Democrats from Wash. support impeachment inquiry

All seven of Washington’s Democratic U.S. House members are now calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

USDA reveals details of relief for cherry growers affected by Chinese tariffs

U.S. cherry growers – including those in the Yakima Valley – negatively affected by retaliatory tariffs from China can receive up to $250,000 in direct payments, the U.S. Department of …


1 dead, 7 injured in shuttle-bus crash near Sea-Tac airport

Authorities say one person is dead and seven others were injured in a crash involving a hotel shuttle bus near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 9:50 a.m.

After an abrupt halt, the process that would bring grizzly bears back to North Cascades National Park is back on

Grizzly bears may yet roam the Washington Cascades, after a pair of federal agencies unexpectedly announced Thursday they would reopen the process of considering how reintroduction might happen.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

10 Under $10

Fun things to do on the cheap, July 26-Aug. 1.


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Lab report shows more DNA evidence linking man to killings

A lab report that was unsealed after a jury convicted a Washington state man in the killings of a young Canadian couple shows investigators found more DNA evidence linking the …


Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles of terrain in the West. The …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Review: Youngish, wild and free Snoop Dogg plays for packed house at Northern Quest

As the sun set around 9 p.m., Snoop Dogg emerged. Just a smidgen of fog preceding him, accompanied by two small laptops on a large table and a microphone. Throw …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

10 under $10 events in Spokane from July 19-26

Our picks for fun things to do on the cheap, July 19-26.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and allow Congress to speed through legislation …


Court: Seattle wealth tax unconstitutional but so is tax ban

The Washington state Court of Appeals has ruled that Seattle’s tax on wealthy households is unconstitutional, but also that the state’s law banning cities from taxing net income is unconstitutional.


Great Northwest Wine: Merlot still plays a big role in Washington

As recently as a decade ago, merlot still ruled in Washington vineyards. In 2009, merlot was the state’s No. 1 grape at 26,700 tons harvested that fall. In fact, merlot …


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 2:46 p.m.

Review: Where it’s at? Beck and Cage the Elephant at the Gorge

With a Grammy win for Best Alternative Music Album for 2017’s “Color” – and a new album on the way this summer – you’d think that Beck Hansen, born Beck …