Terror, heroism revealed in Oregon climbing death 911 calls

The dispatcher stayed on the phone for two hours with a man trying to help the fallen climber.

  • Feb 16, 2018

Public lands commissioner decries offshore drilling proposal

“The people of Washington State did not ask for offshore drilling and do not want offshore drilling.”

  • Feb 16, 2018

Seattle immigration lawyer admits stealing immigrant IDs

He defrauded banks and credit card companies out of more than $190,000.

  • Feb 15, 2018

Washington wheat farmers oppose proposed Trump budget cuts

Farmers are also lobbying against Trump’s decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • Feb 15, 2018

Oregon reports increase in deaths related to meth use

Heroin-related deaths decreased from 124 to 107 during the same time frame.

  • Feb 15, 2018

More workers tested positive for Hanford radiation

The 6 people are added to 31 who tested positive for inhaling or ingesting contamination in June.

  • Feb 15, 2018

Travel writer Rick Steves pushing for marijuana legalization

Long active here, he’s on a regional tour to advocate for legalization in other states, too.

  • Feb 14, 2018

1 climber dies, others rescued from Mount Hood

The stuck climbers were on or near the Hogsback area near the summit of the 11,240-foot mountain.

  • Feb 14, 2018

Climber’s death on popular Oregon peak underscores dangers

There is no registration requirement to scale Mount Hood and no one monitors climbers’ skill level.

  • Feb 14, 2018

Kerry lends Inslee a hand selling the idea of a carbon tax

The secretary of state under President Barack Obama was an architect of the Paris climate accord.

ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrants’ IDs

Raphael Sanchez allegedly stole the identities of seven people to defraud credit card companies.

  • Feb 13, 2018

Man with ‘DIRTBAG’ vanity license plate arrested at car wash

Documents say the man — upset the driver ahead of him wasn’t moving faster — bumped the car in front of him.

  • Feb 13, 2018

Spokane lawmaker cited for driving under the influence

Democratic Rep. Timm Ormsby’s Jeep ran off the road and rolled into a yard in Thurston County.

  • Feb 13, 2018

Pilot killed in crash of plane that departed Paine Field

Officials identified the pilot and speculated he may have had a medical emergency during the flight.

Bill and Melinda Gates take on tough questions about giving

Their annual letter comes as demands by the public for accountability and transparency are escalating.

  • Feb 13, 2018

Ex-Gov. John and Lois Spellman remembered at joint funeral

Spellman was the first King County executive and Washington’s last Republican governor.

  • Feb 13, 2018

Trump administration proposes $230M cut for Hanford

Critics have said Hanford’s budget for cleanup should be dramatically increased.

  • Feb 12, 2018

Critics worry housing plan will wreck Seattle’s character

The city added nearly 75,000 jobs between 2012 and 2016, and 87,000 people in the past five years.

  • Feb 12, 2018

Olympic swimmer who alleges abuse: Ex-coach ‘stole so much’

Ariana Kukors says Sean Hutchison sexually abused her, starting when she was a minor.

  • Feb 12, 2018

Yakama tribal leaders declare crisis after crime spike

Yakama tribal leaders have declared a public safety crisis on the southern Washington reservation and are imposing stricter penalties following a… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2018