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Capital One hacking suspect, a transgender Seattle woman, is denied request to be moved from men’s prison

Paige Thompson, accused in one of the largest data breaches in the country and a transgender woman, will remain in custody in the men’s wing of the Federal Detention Center …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

DOJ: Immigration facility shouldn’t have to pay minimum wage

The Trump administration is opposing Washington state’s effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration detention center pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid; sources say he’ll run for governor again

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Gov. Inslee celebrates reaching donor threshold, but it looks like a hollow victory

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has surpassed a milestone that his presidential campaign has been aiming at and emphasizing for weeks: He said he’s received contributions from more than 130,000 separate …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 3 p.m.

Uno, dos, tres new De Leon’s Taco & Bar locations now open for business in Spokane

If you visit one of the three new De Leon’s Taco & Bar locations in Spokane, you can eat a Holy Taco and sip one of more than 50 types …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

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.


Great Northwest Wine: Rhône Valley grapes thrive in Washington vineyards

One of the biggest revelations to emerge from the Pacific Northwest in the past decade is just how well it grows grape varieties native to the Rhône Valley, a region …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 10:07 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, Sav’ell Smalls is seen wearing an anthracite Washington State jersey and helmet. Smalls was previously considering six other schools, but he …


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.