Authorities say a tornado touched down near Port Orchard, Washington, damaging several homes and toppling trees.
The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation groups said Tuesday as they threatened a lawsuit.
State officials say more than 6.2 million chinook salmon fry died last week when strong winds caused a power outage at a state hatchery in Gig Harbor.
A new study says teen marijuana use appears to have dropped in Washington after the state legalized adult use of the drug in 2012.
After decades of arguments and court challenges, a landmark agreement supported by states, tribes and federal agencies is expected to change how water is spilled at Columbia and Lower Snake River dams to boost the survival of young salmon while limiting the financial hit to hydropower.
The state Senate is conducting an outside investigation into Democratic Sen. Kevin Ranker following allegations of improper conduct, the first test of the chamber’s new workplace policies adopted in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
The last chapter in the Rev. James Poole’s story reveals a twist in the Catholic abuse scandal: Poole was sent to live out his retirement years on Gonzaga University’s campus in Spokane.
High winds toppled trees and power lines, causing thousands to lose power and roads to be closed across Washington and Oregon.
The Seattle Mariners have pledged $3 million for a new effort to prevent low-income renters facing eviction from falling into homelessness.
The Port of Clarkston has set aside $435,000 in its 2019 budget to extend its fiber-optic communications network 6 miles to Asotin.
A bear cub found badly burned in a massive 2014 Washington state wildfire has been killed by a hunter.
The man who was the getaway driver for a gunman who killed four Washington state police officers in 2009 will not face aggravated murder charges at his second trial, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday, though he might still spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.
A racially charged brawl at a Lynnwood tavern has left many in the Puget Sound region wondering why a group of self-proclaimed neo-Nazis from across the country chose a suburban neighborhood bar as the site of their alleged hate crime.
After twice finding the state of Washington in contempt for violating an order to provide timely competency services to mentally ill people held in jails, a federal judge has approved a settlement that is designed to ensure people get help before entering the criminal justice system.
A federal judge says immigrant rights activists can continue to challenge what they describe as unlawful U.S. government delays for asylum cases.
Seeking to reverse the multitude of crises that have engulfed Washington’s mental-health system, Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday released a plan that would radically reshape the care of patients.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his budget and policy plans Tuesday for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday proposed an ambitious package of legislation to tackle climate change, including eliminating fossil fuels like natural gas and coal from the state’s electricity supply by 2045.
At the center of the investigation into crimes against Jehovah’s Witnesses – including two fires that destroyed worship centers – is a question that has vexed Washington state investigators, the governor and pretty much anyone who has come into contact with the religious denomination: Who could muster this much destructive rage against a religion full of pacifists?
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