Efforts target danger of growing Central Washington elk herd

In the winter of 2016, about 60 elk were killed when they were struck by vehicles.

  • Dec 26, 2017

All workers in state must be offered sick leave as of Jan. 1

Also, the minimum wage rises to $11.50 per hour, up 50 cents.

Study: Distance restrictions on orcas haven’t hurt tourism

Whale-watching continues to grow even with requirements that vessels to stay 200 yards from the orcas.

  • Dec 25, 2017

Agreement means 2 mental hospitals slated for Lacey

US HealthVest and Providence St. Peter Hospital will operate mental health hospitals in the city.

Snow, sleet and freezing rain hit Pacific Northwest

Weather forecasters say up to 3 inches of snow could arrive by Christmas morning in the region.

  • Dec 24, 2017

Historic cannon to add to experience at Walla Walla airport

The Port and Walla Walla Regional Airport support move to relocate the World War I-era French relic.

  • Dec 24, 2017

10 from Redmond in hospitals after carbon monoxide exposure

A vehicle accidentally was left running Sunday morning in a garage of an attached townhome.

  • Dec 24, 2017

Olympia judge weighs arguments in lawmakers’ records case

Washington news outlets have sued the Legislature, which has granted itself disclosure immunity.

  • Dec 23, 2017

Watch out, Everett: Spokane wants Boeing’s 797 assembly line

Greater Spokane Incorporated and Spokane International Airport say they are forming a task force.

Renton man convicted of trying to kill state trooper

A jury in Pennington County, South Dakota, found Donald Willingham guilty on Thursday.

  • Dec 23, 2017

Video reveals train crew action in cab before derailment

The engineer did not appear to be using an electronic device and did not apply emergency braking.

  • Dec 22, 2017

Derailment route won’t reopen until safety system is in place

Passenger trains will use an older line along the coast until positive train control is ready.

  • Dec 22, 2017

Amtrak will pay derailment costs, governor says

The company also committed to make Positive Train Control (PTC) operational before Dec. 31, 2018.

  • Dec 21, 2017

Teenage boy airlifted to Harborview after Port Angeles crash

His father was driving westbound on Highway 101 when he crossed the highway and hit a pole.

  • Dec 21, 2017

ACLU asks judge to lift ban on entry of refugee families

A Somali man in Washington state says the prohibition on families violates immigration law.

  • Dec 21, 2017

Washington AG Ferguson sues company that owns Value Village

The lawsuit comes a week after the company pre-emptively filed its own suit against AG Ferguson.

  • Dec 21, 2017

Homes of 7 Hanford workers being inspected for radiation

At least 2 vehicles may have been driven home by workers demolishing the Plutonium Finishing Plant.

  • Dec 21, 2017

Hood Canal couple among those killed in Mexican bus crash

He was a teacher at Clover Park Technical College; she was assistant principal at a Belfair school.

  • Dec 21, 2017

Former Washington auditor guilty of tax fraud, other charges

Troy Kelley’s conviction involves crimes committed when he ran a real-estate escrow company.

  • Dec 21, 2017

Expert: Engineer might have been distracted before crash

Authorities on Wednesday reopened two southbound lanes of I-5.

  • Dec 20, 2017