Prohibition-era murals found at former Seattle hotel

Chinese, Japanese and Filipino immigrants stayed there before going to Alaska to work in canneries.

  • Mar 24, 2018

Interior secretary supports the return of grizzly bears here

Ryan Zinke said he favors re-introducing them to the North Cascades ecosystem.

Teen pulled from bike by Tacoma officer is awarded $500,000

She was shocked with a stun gun by an off-duty officer working security.

  • Mar 23, 2018

Feds slam foster-care group homes after surprise visits

The report recommended that Washington ensure all state-licensed homes address the problems.

  • Mar 23, 2018

Former Seattle cop gets 6 years for pot-smuggling operation

Alex Chapackdee resigned shortly after his arrest last May.

  • Mar 23, 2018

Man who evaded police for 25 years guilty of manslaughter

A man who evaded authorities for 25 years has been found guilty by a Grant County jury of manslaughter in connection… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

4 years later, grieving Oso families remember the mudslide

The ceremony was held near a cedar grove of 43 trees which represent the 43 people killed in 2014.

Idaho moves ahead with proposed hunting of 1 male grizzly

Wildlife advocates and Native Americans are suing to restore protections and prevent the hunts.

  • Mar 22, 2018

Washington state phases out Atlantic salmon farming

Inslee: Escape risks are unacceptable given the cost and effort of restoring wild Pacific salmon.

  • Mar 22, 2018

Prisoner mistakenly released early sues over re-arrest

He had an apartment, a car and a job, enrolled in technical school, and had a baby daughter.

  • Mar 22, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee signs bill protecting students’ free speech

Under the new law, editors would be fully responsible for determining their news content.

  • Mar 22, 2018

Fire damages Bellevue mosque for second time

A homeless man set the same mosque on fire in January 2017.

  • Mar 22, 2018

Caretaker gets 5 years for raping woman, 90, in her home

The rapist, 53, was previously convicted for incest and child molestation.

  • Mar 22, 2018

Sea lions feast on fragile fish in US Northwest survival war

The sea lion population is rebounding while fish populations are declining in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Mar 22, 2018

Washington governor signs package of bills sparked by #MeToo

More than a dozen states introduced legislation this year related to sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • Mar 21, 2018

Seattle mayor pursues law to require owners to lock up guns

The legislation also could increase penalties for people who fail to report lost and stolen guns.

  • Mar 21, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee signs abortion insurance bill

Washington insurers offering maternity care must also cover elective abortions and contraception.

  • Mar 21, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee signs law aimed at lowering gender wage gap

The measure aims to provide equal growth opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace.

  • Mar 21, 2018

Washington state’s electric vehicle sales tax break to end

The current exemption expires in June 2019 or once 7,500 electric vehicles have been registered.

  • Mar 21, 2018

Gov. Inslee signs package of bills sparked by #MeToo

One bill prohibits nondisclosure agreements that prevent workers from disclosing sexual harassment.

  • Mar 21, 2018