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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Documents from Shea investigation show detailed plans for action

Spokane Valley Rep. Matt Shea laid out detailed plans to prepare for dramatic “government escalation” at an Oregon stand-off and to protect the ability of a Priest River, Idaho, veteran …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

House bill would ban discrimination based on hair

An employer couldn’t fire or refuse to hire someone because they have an afro, braids, dreadlocks or twists, under a bill being considered by the House.

Man flees police, sets himself ablaze

A man sets himself on fire after a police chase.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Strike by Seattle nurses, staff closes emergency rooms

Thousands of nurses and other employees at a Seattle hospital system began a three-day strike over staffing levels, wages and other issues Tuesday, forcing administrators to close two emergency departments …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Man who shipped gun parts to Swedish neo-Nazis gets 7-plus years

A Washington state man convicted of gun crimes that included shipping firearm parts to neo-Nazis in Sweden was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

California patient is fourth U.S. case of new virus from China

Health officials in Los Angeles County have confirmed a fourth U.S. case of the new pneumonia-like virus from China.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Investigation: Ferry County range riders were in Spokane when they were supposed to be patrolling

Washington’s wildlife agency is recommending second-degree theft charges be filed against several contract employees tasked with keeping wolves from killing cattle in northeast Washington.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

‘Terrible and disgusting’: Decision to close National Archives at Seattle a blow to tribes, historians in 4 states

The decision to pack up and move the National Archives at Seattle to Southern California and Kansas City, Missouri, has rattled those who have spent hours doing research in the …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Vancouver hospice program cares for pets so owners can be with dying loved ones

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clayton Jones was afforded little time to be a kid, which is why his parents got him two puppies – Bonnie and Clyde, pitbull-border collie mixes, who …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Report: Leader of neo-Nazi terrorist group owns land in Ferry County

According to an investigation published Thursday by the Guardian, the leader of the Base is Rinaldo Nazzaro, a 46-year-old who was born in the United States – and who owns …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

20 shell casings from three guns found after Third and Pine shooting amid uptick in gang activity

One of three suspects has been arrested and booked into jail following the shooting Wednesday in downtown Seattle that killed a woman and injured seven other people, Seattle Mayor Jenny …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

House proposal would end most odd-year elections

House panel considers limiting most elections to even-numbered years.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Flavored vaping products would be banned under Senate bill

Washington residents would be unable to purchase flavored vaping products, even if they don’t contain nicotine, under a bill being considered by the Senate aimed keeping them away from minors.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

In pretrial testimony, James Mitchell shares regret for role in CIA torture techniques

One of the architects of the CIA’s torture program testified Wednesday that he eventually came to believe that his torture techniques had gone too far, NPR reported.

Firefighter badly burned in 2015 Twisp River fire reaches $5 million settlement with 2 utilities

A wildland firefighter badly burned in the 2015 Twisp River blaze has reached a $5 million settlement with two utility companies that he had sued for allegedly failing to keep …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

1 dead, 7 injured in downtown Seattle mass shooting; suspect sought

One person was killed and seven people, including a child, were wounded in a shooting near Third Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle Wednesday evening, according to Seattle Police …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

State to monitor 16 people who contacted man with ‘novel’ coronavirus

Health officials said Wednesday they are actively monitoring 16 people who came into close contact with the traveler to China who became the first U.S. resident with a new and …

Washington unemployment rate for December was 4.3 %

OLYMPIA – Washington state’s December unemployment rate dipped to 4.3 %. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, December’s rate was down from November’s rate of 4.4 …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Washington state novel coronavirus case first in U.S., patient being monitored but in good condition

Health officials confirmed the first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, to come to the U.S. in a Snohomish County man.

Citizens academy at Homeland Security Investigation unit seeks to build public trust

The Homeland Security Investigations field office in Seattle is responsible for investigations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska. Major satellite offices are located in Spokane, Portland and Blaine, with smaller …

Pierce County home prices and million-dollar property sales up in 2019

TACOMA – A review of 2019’s housing market for Western Washington shows buyers priced out of King County continuing to drive up prices in the surrounding counties, including Pierce, Kitsap …

T. rex relative could become Washington’s official state dinosaur

Regardless of whether the Legislature sees fit to bestow that official designation, Suciasaurus is the state’s only dinosaur – at least in terms of having some fossilized part of an …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

National Park Service, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe investigating site desecration

The National Park Service is investigating the desecration of an archaeological site in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex, and the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe is hoping to bring …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Cantwell lauds new North American trade pact

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell praised the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico approved by the Senate on Thursday, saying it would help strengthen the country’s trade partners and open …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Microsoft: $250M more for affordable housing in Seattle area

One year after Microsoft announced it was committing $500 million toward affordable housing in the Seattle area, it’s upping that by half.

Judge dismisses two of three wolf-related claims against WDFW

On Friday, a King County Superior Court judge dismissed two of three claims against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a case filed in August 2019, according to …

How do resorts try to prevent avalanches like the one that took three lives in Idaho this week? It’s complicated

Every morning in ski resorts across the world, patrollers do what they can to mitigate the inherent dangers of a mountain environment.

Know before you go: Avalanche education vital for all winter recreationists

All the high-tech gear in the world might not save your life in an avalanche.

Watchdog: Officer’s ruse contributed to suspect’s suicide

The Seattle Police Department’s civilian watchdog has found that an officer’s ruse in a 2018 hit-and-run case contributed to the driver’s suicide.

Calls for Shea resignation continue but House leaders don’t have backup plan

Legislative leaders and Gov. Jay Inslee repeated calls for Rep. Matt Shea to resign. But since he has said he won’t, their next step remains unclear.