State won’t release driver’s license info without order

Officials said the agency would end practice of collecting “information that … could be misused.”

  • Jan 15, 2018

Port of Kingston sells last of SoundRunner ferries

Bellingham company will use the ferry for trips in Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands.

  • Jan 15, 2018

Langley mayor threatens newspaper with lawsuit

The mayor threatened to sue the paper over claims he withheld public records disclosure information.

Spike in Nez Perce County overdose deaths

In five of the 13 deaths, two or more drugs were present at the time of death.

  • Jan 15, 2018

Price talks further delay Dungeness crab season

Major processors offered crabbers $2.30 a pound — well below last season’s average price of $2.89.

  • Jan 15, 2018

1 man dead, 1 arrested after 3 shot at Oregon apartment

Officers responded after people called 911 to report hearing gunfire and that people had been shot.

  • Jan 14, 2018

Walla Walla taking new approach in child abuse cases

Seated on a child-sized chair, Brooke Martin looks right at home. That’s intentional, she said.… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2018

Bellingham city officials settle excessive-force lawsuit

City attorney says settling the lawsuit was made to avoid the risk of larger court costs.

  • Jan 14, 2018

Prison guard, wife charged with luring teen for sex

Prosecutors say guard wrote love letters and exchanged explicit pictures with the girl.

  • Jan 14, 2018

State, Idaho officials say saving roadkill makes sense

Laws allow practice, provided a short form is filed with the state wildlife agency to get a permit.

  • Jan 14, 2018

Oregon pot shops caught selling to underage buyers

Portland area shops had the worst results; none of the central Oregon stores sold to underage visitors.

  • Jan 13, 2018

Gov. Inslee’s climate-change advisers draw scrutiny

One is paid with outside money, the other works outside the country.

  • Jan 13, 2018

Judge upholds $8.1M verdict against Hanford contractor

The award was for an employee who was forced out when she reported actions by her boss.

  • Jan 12, 2018

$15 million verdict upheld in Lakewood police shooting

Lawyers: Jurors didn’t want to tell their friends they sided with a white cop who shot a black man.

  • Jan 12, 2018

1st trial date set in Oklahoma lawsuit over opioid epidemic

Suits by 11 other states including Washington, some tribes, and some local governments are pending.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Justices to hear Washington appeal of salmon habitat order

The ruling stems from a 2001 lawsuit filed by Native American tribes and the Justice Department.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to ‘dreamers’ scholarship fund

Bezos cited the story of his adopted father, who left Cuba and became “an outstanding citizen.”

  • Jan 12, 2018

Judge: Oregon couple with low IQs can parent both their boys

Both have taken parenting, nutrition and CPR classes in attempts to prove their fitness.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Call and response: Images of NW waters worth protecting

Sen. Murray asks northwesterners to show why their shores should be exempt from oil drilling.

Person of interest named in Kitsap County quadruple homicide

Investigators say they believe the man has relevant information about the 2017 murders.

  • Jan 12, 2018