20 die from flu in Washington state

Officials said most of the people who died were older than 70 and had underlying health conditions.

  • Jan 4, 2018

Snowpack near Mount Baker bodes well for state’s water needs

This despite much of the rest of Washington’s snow levels are below normal.

  • Jan 4, 2018

Oregon politicians push back against federal pot enforcement

Gov. Kate Brown said over 19,000 jobs have been created by the marijuana market in the state.

  • Jan 4, 2018

I-82, Yakima River may be spared from slide’s wrath

By Alec Regimbal / Yakima Herald-Republic A geologist hired to study the growing cracks on Rattlesnake Ridge estimates up to 1 million cubic yards of… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2018

Lands chief urges carbon policy to focus on climate change

She doesn’t want revenues diverted to fund education or other items.

  • Jan 4, 2018

State sues Motel 6 for giving guest info to federal agents

Everett was among the locations where information was provided to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Trump administration supports positive train control

The system might have prevented last month’s fatal Amtrak accident in DuPont.

  • Jan 4, 2018

Some Oregonians panic about new self-service gas law

Retailers in counties with a population of less than 40,000 are allowed to have self-service pumps.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Series of small quakes rattle areas near Mount St. Helens

A larger quake could follow within 48 hours, but there’s a small probability of that happening.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Officials keeping eye on potential landslide near Yakima

About 35 residents living at the base of the ridge have not heeded warnings to evacuate.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

An infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Cluster of earthquakes felt near Mount St. Helens

The shaking was described as weak, with no damage reported.

  • Jan 3, 2018

State Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison to step down

She didn’t give a reason for her departure, but she has been mentioned as a possible Trump appointee.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Rat boards Alaska Airlines flight in Oakland

The rat jumped from the jet bridge onto the plane during boarding. The plane was taken out of service.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Energy Department to permanently close damaged Hanford tank

The department in 2012 revealed that waste from the inner shell of the tank was slowly leaking.

  • Jan 2, 2018

Search continues for missing kayaker in Seaside, Ore.

He was last seen fishing for crab from a kayak near the mouth of the Seaside Estuary.

  • Jan 2, 2018

Court recognizes Native American hunting rights in Canada

Authorities had argued a Sinixt man’s rights ended when his tribe was declared extinct.

  • Jan 2, 2018

Rape trial for former state employee to begin Wednesday

Gregory Schirato, who worked at the Department of Fish and Wildlife, is accused of second-degree rape.

  • Jan 2, 2018

Oregon’s 10-cent bottle deposit applies to more beverages

It won’t apply to to all beverage containers, however.

  • Jan 1, 2018

Judge rejects settlement for man fatally shot by police

A judge in Pasco has placed the civil case on hold for four months.

  • Dec 31, 2017