Landslide near Yakima might be a few more weeks away

Authorities reiterated Sunday that no one can predict when the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide will occur.

  • Jan 8, 2018

State lawmakers seek task force to protect timber areas

The marbled murrelet is listed as threatened; habitat protection has meant less logging.

  • Jan 7, 2018

State lawmakers begin new session with old problems to solve

On the 2018 Olympia agenda: construction budget, water policy and clearing up car-tab chaos.

Key player in oxycodone distribution ring gets 7 years

Court documents say the conspirators used stolen DEA registration numbers to create phony prescriptions.

  • Jan 7, 2018

How to contact your state lawmakers — and other fun facts

The 2018 session of the Washington Legislature in Olympia runs from Jan. 8 to March 8.

Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions’ new policy

The Justice Department is ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana.

  • Jan 6, 2018

Residents evacuate ahead of predicted landslide near Yakima

A Washington Department of Transportation spokeswoman said the slide is moving about 1.4 feet each week.

  • Jan 6, 2018

About 70 expected to lose jobs when stores close in Chehalis

The Chehalis Sears and Kmart locations are expected to close in early April.

  • Jan 6, 2018

Prosecutors drop charges against 4 members of Polish band

Rape and kidnapping charges against all four members of a Polish death metal band were dropped… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2018

State’s construction budget still tied up over water dispute

About $4 billion in new school construction and other projects throughout the state remain on hold six… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2018

Salmon farm sues after state cancels its lease

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific contends the state had no basis for terminating the lease.

  • Jan 5, 2018

FBI: Border Patrol agent duped girls into making nude photos

He was arrested this week at the Sumas Border Patrol station.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Charges dropped against all 4 members of band Decapitated

The Polish band members have been detained since a woman claimed that she was gang-raped in Spokane.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Man’s body found in trunk of car towed to Pierce County lot

Investigators believe the victim is a 49-year-old man from Roy.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Attention backcountry skiers: Scientists want your help

NASA’s earth science arm is recruiting citizen scientists on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Filmmakers think they’ve confirmed D.B. Cooper’s identity

The mysterious air bandit took over a Boeing 727 in 1971 and jumped out with a parachute.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Q&A: Plan to expand offshore drilling draws cheers, jeers

The plan proposes to open up 90 percent of U.S. offshore reserves to development.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Police: After shooting, suspect was back at work — at newspaper

The woman worked part time inserting ads. She’s accused of shooting two people, one fatally.

  • Jan 5, 2018

Lawsuit: Realtor, developer conspired to inflate home prices

Plaintiffs in Kirkland allege that their broker was actually working on behalf of the builder.

  • Jan 5, 2018

S’Klallam Tribe moves closer to marijuana sales

“Our ultimate goal is to be involved in every aspect of the industry.”

  • Jan 4, 2018