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Briefs: Master Builders offers $30,000 scholarship for students in construction field

Master Builders offers $30,000 scholarship for students in construction field The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties is offering $30,000 in scholarship funds to college, trade or technical school students who are sophomores, juniors...

Date: 05/05/2016 | Bizblog

Briefs: BECU, car dealerships raise money for Housing Hope

BECU, car dealerships raise money for Housing HopeBECU has partnered with 14 Snohomish County car dealerships to support local non-profit Housing Hope and their Generations of Hope Campaign. Throughout the month of May, participating dealerships will donate...

Date: 05/04/2016 | Bizblog

Coupeville woman dies in 2-car crash near Oak Harbor

OAK HARBOR — An 18-year-old Coupeville woman was killed early Monday in a crash near Oak Harbor.

Date: 05/03/2016 | Local News

Hearing to focus on tax proposal to battle heroin, homelessness

EVERETT — Faced with a growing heroin crisis and complaints about property crimes, some of Snohomish County's top elected leaders are planning to ask voters to approve a new criminal justice sales tax.The countywide proposal for a 0.2 percent increase would appear

Date: 05/03/2016 | Local News

Man, 63, dies in Pierce County house fire; 2 escape

GRAHAM — Fire officials say a 63-year-old man died in a house fire in the Pierce County town of Graham.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Northwest

Franklin County supports preservation of old control tower

KENNEWICK — A Washington county has endorsed a largely volunteer effort to preserve an old control tower at Naval Air Station Pasco.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Northwest

More than 2,000 homeless counted in Pierce County

TACOMA — Pierce County officials say homelessness in the county has reached a crisis level with more than 2,000 people on the streets in 2016.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Northwest

Sheriff: Shooting suspect accidentally released

OLYMPIA — The Mason County Sheriff’s office says a man accused of shooting at a sheriff’s deputy last month has been accidently released from jail.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Northwest

King County distributes cardboard bed boxes for babies

SEATTLE — King County health officials are distributing special cardboard boxes for babies to sleep in. The program is aimed at reducing infant deaths.KING-TV reported that they are being given to low-income parents who do not have a crib and have to share a full-size bed with their newborn

Date: 05/01/2016 | Northwest

Thurston County considers 2 bids for psychiatric hospital

OLYMPIA — Two health care systems have submitted separate plans to open psychiatric hospitals in Thurston County.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Northwest

Lawyer accused of bringing drugs, having sex with inmates

TACOMA — A Tacoma lawyer has been accused of having sex with an inmate and bringing drugs for others while visiting Pierce County Jail.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Northwest

King County Council imposes 4-month moratorium on pot shops

SEATTLE — The Metropolitan King County Council has imposed an emergency moratorium on pot businesses in unincorporated areas.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Northwest

Police: Pierce County man dies after shooting wife, himself

GRAHAM — A man who police say killed his wife and then shot himself in their Pierce County home has died.The Pierce County Medical Examiner says 36-year-old Kerry Anderson died Sunday. His wife, 32-year-old Jessica Anderson, died at the scene Saturday.

Date: 04/25/2016 | Northwest

Wife killed, husband shoots self while children were at home

GRAHAM — A woman is dead and her husband is in critical condition in a hospital after authorities say he killed her and then shot himself.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Northwest

Port Angeles woman who died of measles infection identified

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — A Port Angeles, Washington, woman who died in 2015 from a measles infection was the first to have a fatal case of the virus in the U.S. since 2003.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Northwest

Man arrested after woman crashes to escape him in Birch Bay

BIRCH BAY — Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after his girlfriend accused him of threatening to kill her and intentionally crashed a vehicle into the wall of a Birch Bay gas station to escape from him.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Northwest

Bill passed to help ensure future water for Yakima Valley

SPOKANE — A bill to ensure the future water supply of the arid but fertile Yakima River Basin passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.The measure must now be reconciled with the House energy bill in the next few months, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said.

Date: 04/20/2016 | Northwest

S’Klallam tribe raises concerns about proposed Brinnon resort

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County commissioners will meet with the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal council today to discuss the tribe’s environmental concerns regarding a proposed resort in Brinnon.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Business

Sarah Olson is creating a healthier place to live and play

On April 21, The Herald Business Journal will announce the 2016 recipient of the Emerging Leaders Award. This week and next, we are profiling 12 finalists, who were chosen by a panel of judges from among dozens of nominees.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Business

Sara McArdle is designing a better, peaceful community

On April 21, The Herald Business Journal will announce the 2016 recipient of the Emerging Leaders Award. This week and next, we are profiling 12 finalists, who were chosen by a panel of judges from among dozens of nominees.Sara McArdle believes that...

Date: 04/14/2016 | Business

Island Transit to charge fare for Camano Island to Everett run

For the first time in Island Transit's 29-year history, the agency will begin charging fees this summer — but only on one route.Island Transit board members unanimously voted Monday to re-establish the 412 route and to charge a $2 fare; riders 8 years old and younger...

Date: 04/13/2016 | Local News

Police arrest man in hanging, sexual assault of dog

THURSTON COUNTY — A man has been charged in connection with the sexual assault and hanging of a dog in Thurston County.The Olympian reported that James Leroy Evans appeared in court Monday on one count of animal cruelty. Evans was arrested in Saturday in Grays Harbor County.

Date: 04/12/2016 | Northwest

Semi with 45,000 pounds of bananas crashes on I-5 in Skagit County

Authorities say no one was injured after a semitrailer carrying 45,000 pounds of bananas rolled over on I-5 in Skagit County.KING-TV reported that the one-vehicle accident happened Sunday on Bow Hill.The Washington State Patrol had worked for several hours to...

Date: 04/10/2016 | Northwest

Toxic algae warnings issued for 2 Thurston County lakes

OLYMPIA — Health officials have issued toxic algae warnings for two Thurston County Lakes.They recommend people keep their children and pets out of Long Lake and Pattison Lake until another test shows the lakes are clear. Fishing in the lakes also is not recommended.

Date: 04/10/2016 | Northwest

Tax exemptions for needy seniors granted for pricey homes

SEATTLE — The Seattle Times has found some property tax breaks designed for needy seniors have been granted to some pretty expensive King County homes.And many lower-income homeowners 61 and older haven’t tried to take advantage of the property-tax relief program.

Date: 04/10/2016 | Northwest

State fines Grant County PUD over dam explosion

SPOKANE — The Grant County Public Utility District 2 has been fined $35,000 for safety violations following an explosion at its Priest Rapids Dam near the town of Beverly last October.Six workers were hospitalized with serious electrical burns.

Date: 04/06/2016 | Northwest

Cellphone crackdown: Distraction ups crash risk by 23 times

EVERETT — Dr. Beth Ebel has seen her share of distracted drivers — often after the fact.By then, they've come through the Harborview Medical Center emergency room."I see these outcomes of bad crashes, whether they are cars that hit something or...

Date: 04/04/2016 | Local News

5 hurt in three-vehicle crash involving medic unit in Graham

GRAHAM — The Washington State Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle crash involving a medic aid unit in the Pierce County city of Graham.

Date: 04/03/2016 | Northwest

Mt. Vernon child rapist avoids prison time

MOUNT VERNON — A 66-year-old man who pleaded guilty to child rape in December will not spend any time in prison.

Date: 04/02/2016 | Northwest

53 Iditarod sled dogs, 4 mushers camping on Nisqually tribal land

THURSTON COUNTY — Fifty-three sled dogs and four mushers who competed in the Iditarod in Alaska are now camping on Nisqually tribal land in Washington state.

Date: 03/29/2016 | Northwest

Police: new Skagit County jail will help warrant backlog

MOUNT VERNON — Police say the new Skagit County jail set to open in 2017 should help them tackle a backlog of unresolved arrest warrants.

Date: 03/28/2016 | Northwest

Store owner fatally shoots shoplifter in Spanaway

SPANAWAY — The owner of a Spanaway convenience store has shot and killed a shoplifting subject.KING5-TV reported that the store owner’s wife was shot during a robbery at the Pacific Quick Mart last month.

Date: 03/26/2016 | Northwest

Leaders fume over Sound Transit's 2041 Everett timeline

EVERETT — Waiting another quarter century for light rail in Everett is unacceptable to Snohomish County's political and business leaders, who are pushing to accelerate the time frame.The tug and pull for rail projects across a three-county region could make that a...

Date: 03/26/2016 | Local News

Democrats announce change of caucus sites

Democrats in the 1st Legislative District have announced changes in the sites of many precinct presidential caucuses for Brier, Bothell and other parts of the district.

Date: 03/25/2016 | South County Politics

Investigation into woman’s death continues

GOLD BAR — Authorities are waiting on forensic results in the case of a woman’s skull found near Gold Bar in November.

Date: 03/22/2016 | Local News

Richland ouple arrested in murder-for-hire plot

YAKIMA — The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says a couple who tried to hire a hit man to kill the woman’s ex-husband has been arrested.The man and woman, who live in Richland, were booked into the Yakima County jail Saturday on suspicion of solicitation to commit murder.

Date: 03/21/2016 | Northwest

Pierce County ordered to pay $118,000 in text message case

TACOMA — A judge has ordered Pierce County to pay $118,000 to a sheriff’s deputy for failing to disclose a text message written by County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

Date: 03/20/2016 | Northwest

Troopers issue warnings about driving slow in the left lane

EVERETT — On I-5 and other major highways, the left lane is supposed to be the passing lane.Some drivers seem to believe otherwise, that it's somehow reserved, just for them.The Washington State Patrol spent the past...

Date: 03/19/2016 | Local News

Veterinarian accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend set for trial in June

ARLINGTON — The criminal trial for an Arlington veterinarian accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend is scheduled to start in June.Timothy...

Date: 03/19/2016 | Local News

Yakima County panel will investigate complaints about clerk

YAKIMA — A special panel in Yakima County will investigate complaints about the county clerk’s office.

Date: 03/16/2016 | Northwest

Investigation probes death of man, 19, at Benton County jail

KENNEWICK — Officials say an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a 19-year-old mentally ill man who died at the Benton County jail did not reveal a cause.

Date: 03/15/2016 | Northwest

Train carrying calcium carbonate derails in Okanogan County

RIVERSIDE — Authorities say no one was injured when a train carrying calcium carbonate derailed in Okanogan County.Okanogan County Emergency Management said five cars of the 52-car train derailed Monday afternoon near Riverside in the north-central part of the state.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Northwest

McDermott, fired county radio-system chief, committed suicide

ARLINGTON — The former director of the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System ended his own life through asphyxia caused by inhaling nitrogen gas, an autopsy determined.The county Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday confirmed the death of Mark S. McDermott, 64.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Local News

Mental Health Court set to open in Tri-City area

KENNEWICK — In an effort to help people with mental health issues get treatment instead of jail time the Benton County is starting a Mental Health Court.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Northwest

Windstorm whips Puget Sound region; 1 dies in Seattle

EVERETT — A strong windstorm swept into the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, knocking down trees all across the region and cutting power to thousands.

Date: 03/13/2016 | Local News

High wind warning in effect for western Washington on Sunday

EVERETT — The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a high wind warning for all of western Washington from 2-11 p.m. Sunday.

Date: 03/12/2016 | Local News

Investigation, organ donation in same office cause concern

TACOMA — The needs of the living sometimes compete with those of the dead when it comes to organ donations and investigating homicides and other deaths.Both must be dealt with quickly after someone dies, and if care isn’t taken, one can interfere with the interests of the other.

Date: 03/12/2016 | Northwest

Inmate, 19, dies at Benton County jail despite 30-minute checks

KENNEWICK — Authorities are investigating the death of inmate being held at Benton County jail.The Tri-City Herald reported the 19-year-old man was being held on three misdemeanor warrants. Officials say he died Friday.

Date: 03/12/2016 | Northwest

Mom sues over death of son shot by deputy in Pierce County

TACOMA — Pierce County and a deputy are facing an excessive force lawsuit from the family of a man fatally shot during a February 2014 traffic stop.

Date: 03/12/2016 | Northwest

Missing Onalaska man with memory problems found in Utah

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A southern Utah man helped bring peace to a Washington family when he found their missing relative lying in a dirt road in Cedar City.

Date: 03/11/2016 | Northwest

Parole denied for man who murdered 3 people in 1980

MONROE — A Monroe inmate serving time for a triple murder in 1980 has been denied parole.Timothy Pauley, 56, was convicted in the deaths of three people during a robbery at the Barn Door Tavern in King County. He admitted to killing two of the victims, but in a recent...

Date: 03/10/2016 | Local News

Benton County inmate accused of threatening to chop up judge

TRI-CITIES — A man charged with a courtroom assault is facing new charges for allegedly threatening a Benton County judge after learning he had to wear restraints during future court proceedings.

Date: 03/06/2016 | Northwest

Point Wells approval process keeps getting slower

Decisions on the proposed Point Wells condominium project along Puget Sound in southwest Snohomish County still are years away.

Date: 03/01/2016 | South County Politics

Washington jail’s construction prevents radio connectivity

TACOMA — Corrections officers at a Washington jail are stuck using old radio equipment because the building’s construction limits which frequencies they can access.

Date: 03/01/2016 | Northwest

Pierce County to vote on gun use in Graham-Kapowsin area

TACOMA — Pierce County officials are considering whether to allow the use of firearms on more than 2,000 acres of unincorporated land in the Graham-Kapowsin area.The News Tribune reported that the County Council will vote on the proposed ordinance amendment Tuesday.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Northwest

Zika virus detected in woman in Spokane County

SPOKANE — A woman in her 20s has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Spokane County.Local health officials say the Washington resident was infected while she was traveling out of the country.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Northwest

Mason County shooter had extensive criminal history

SEATTLE — A man who shot three family members, a neighbor and then himself near Belfair had an extensive criminal history, including felony charges that would have made it illegal for him to possess firearms.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Northwest

Inmate dead at Clark County Jail; suicide suspected

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say it appears an inmate at the Clark County Jail has committed suicide.Corrections staff found the male prisoner alone and nonresponsive in his cell at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Date: 02/27/2016 | Northwest

Coroner IDs gunman and 3 of 4 victims in Belfair shooting

SEATTLE — Police say they used tear gas to flush a suicidal man who had killed several family members from his house — and that’s when he stepped outside and killed himself.

Date: 02/27/2016 | Northwest

New building solves some, not all Thurston jail problems

OLYMPIA — During the first months of operation, the new Thurston County jail has had its share of problems, according to Thurston County Sheriff's Office officials.As with the old jail, the new one, called the Accountability and Restitution Center, or ARC, is...

Date: 02/27/2016 | Northwest

5 dead, including gunman, after standoff in Mason County

BELFAIR — A gunman who killed four people in rural Washington state called an officer he previously encountered to say he shot his family, leading to an hourslong standoff at a home Friday that ended with his suicide, authorities said.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Northwest

King County may install cameras on all buses for safety

SEATTLE — The King County executive has proposed installing cameras on all Metro buses for driver safety.Metro currently has cameras on 44 percent of its buses. Authorities credit the cameras for decreasing assaults on drivers in half since 2008.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Northwest

Seattle homicide victim identified after 26 years

SEATTLE — King County authorities have identified a woman whose remains were found behind a shipping warehouse in Seattle more than a quarter-century ago.The Seattle Times reported that the victim has been identified as Celia Victor, 26, who disappeared in 1989.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Northwest

Community Transit timetable changes coming

EVERETT — Community Transit route changes are scheduled to take effect March 27. These changes include 15 new trips, six extended trips and some earlier and later travel times.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Local News

Police: Man strikes bus driver, pulls knife on officer

KING COUNTY — Authorities have arrested a Renton man in connection with striking a Metro Transit bus driver and pulling a knife on a deputy.

Date: 02/25/2016 | Northwest

$150K bail set in fatal Camano stabbing

CAMANO ISLAND — A Camano Island man was killed Saturday in an argument with his sister’s ex-boyfriend, court records show.Thomas Edward William McKnight, 24, died from a stab wound to the chest, according to the Island County Coroner. His death was ruled a homicide.

Date: 02/24/2016 | Local News

Arlington hospital board chairman accused of stalking ex

ARLINGTON — The elected chairman of Arlington's public hospital district is charged with felony domestic-violence stalking and burglary.Timothy H. Cavanagh, 60, was charged in January with stalking an ex-girlfriend who works at Cascade Valley Hospital, where he is on...

Date: 02/23/2016 | Local News

Mason County man has first Washington case of Zika virus

OLYMPIA — State health officials say they have confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Washington.

Date: 02/22/2016 | Northwest

Health company eyes Kitsap County for methadone clinic

BREMERTON — A Tennessee-based health care company is looking at Kitsap County as the home of a future methadone clinic.

Date: 02/21/2016 | Northwest

Coast Guard rescues 3 people caught in Grays Harbor currents

SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews and local responders rescued two surfers and a helper after they got into trouble near the Grays Harbor South Jetty.

Date: 02/21/2016 | Northwest

Convenience store clerk shot in Spanaway; 2 arrested

SPANAWAY — Authorities say three people are in custody after a woman was shot while working at a convenience store in Spanaway.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Northwest

Kagi plans Thursday telephone town-hall event

State Rep. Ruth Kagi plans a telephone town-hall event Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: 02/18/2016 | South County Politics

Cities, counties and tribes seek limits on oil and coal shipping

EVERETT — Oil train explosions might grab headlines, but there are a number of other issues surrounding the shipment of fossil fuels that are bringing a diverse group of local leaders together.

Date: 02/18/2016 | Local News

La Center woman pleads not guilty to Little League theft

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The former treasurer of a Clark County Little League accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the organization has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Northwest

Hiker dies after falling into Kitsap County creek

SEABECK — Authorities say a hiker died in Kitsap County over the holiday weekend after he fell into Big Beef Creek.

Date: 02/16/2016 | Northwest

Johnson, Boyer, Smith, Krienke head city councils in south county

Edmonds City Councilwoman Kristiana Johnson, Lynnwood Councilman Christopher Boyer, Mountlake Terrace Councilman Jerry Smith and Brier Councilman Martin Krienke will head south Snohomish County city councils for 2016.

Date: 02/16/2016 | South County Politics

Democrats plan Saturday training for March caucuses

Democrats in the 1st Legislative District plan a training session Saturday for volunteers to help with the March 26 precinct caucuses.

Date: 02/12/2016 | South County Politics

Thurston County judge: Prosecutor’s text is public record

TACOMA — A Thurston County judge said a text message written by Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist is a public record, despite his claims to the contrary.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Northwest

Recall petition against Pierce County prosecutor fails

TACOMA — Backers of a recall petition to remove Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist from office say they won’t have the necessary signatures required to bring the proposal to the ballot.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Northwest

Investigation continues into ferry laser incident

MUKILTEO — Detectives with the Washington State Patrol are wrapping up their investigation into a man who allegedly shined a high-powered laser at two ferry captains last fall.They expect to...

Date: 02/10/2016 | Local News

Homelessness conversation resumes with good news and bad

EVERETT — A year and a half ago, Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson convened the city's Streets Initiative Task Force to tackle homelessness and the associated problems of substance abuse, mental illness and street...

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News

County, Lake Stevens plan overhaul of Cavelero Hill Park

LAKE STEVENS — Plans to overhaul Cavelero Hill Park have gained momentum and a covered skate park could open there as soon as next year.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News

Sharp increase in number of Snohomish County homeless

EVERETT — An annual survey of homeless people in Snohomish County suggests a surge in families without shelter, a problem many advocates close to the streets have long suspected.The Point in Time count found...

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News

King County trauma center to offer care in community clinics

SEATTLE — King County’s regional trauma center will be offering health care in community clinics under a new 10-year agreement announced Monday.

Date: 02/01/2016 | Northwest

State appeals court to hear arguments at Silverdale school

SILVERDALE — A Washington appeals court will be hearing arguments at a school in Silverdale on Feb. 22.Division two of the appeals court will hear oral arguments on three Kitsap County cases in front of students in grades 7 through 12 at the Klahowya Secondary School.

Date: 01/31/2016 | Northwest

New voters can register for special election through Monday

New Washington voters can register through Monday, Feb. 1, to vote in the Feb. 9 special election, but they must register in person at the Snohomish County auditor’s office in Everett.

Date: 01/29/2016 | South County Politics

Longtime Sunnyside superintendent resigns after second DUI

SUNNYSIDE — A longtime Sunnyside School District superintendent is resigning in the wake of his second arrest on drunken driving charges.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Northwest

OK for semis to park near homes in Snohomish County

Bob Tate of Everett writes: “Puget Park Drive has two semi trailer trucks that park for 10 to 15 days a month out on the street. I assume there is some type of ordinance to prevent this from happening but it continues on weekly basis.”

Date: 01/28/2016 | Street Smarts

Lynden man sentenced for assaulting border patrol agent

SEATTLE — A Whatcom County man must spend eight months in prison and pay a $10,000 fine for intentionally driving his truck at two U.S. Border Patrol agents near his home just south of the Canadian border.

Date: 01/26/2016 | Northwest

Spokane County ski area gets expansion permit, halt order

SPOKANE — Work to expand Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is in limbo after Spokane County officials issued a grading permit for the project while the state Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction to halt the work.

Date: 01/25/2016 | Northwest

Spokane County ski area gets permit for expansion

SPOKANE — Work to expand Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is set to begin after Spokane County officials issued a grading permit for the project.

Date: 01/24/2016 | Northwest

Oregon murder suspect arrested after Washington carjacking

COUGAR — Authorities in Washington state say they arrested a man wanted for murder in Oregon following a home-invasion robbery and a carjacking Sunday.

Date: 01/24/2016 | Northwest

No date set for Moses Lake school shooter’s re-sentencing

SPOKANE, Wash. — The case of Moses Lake school shooter Barry Loukaitis is headed back to a courtroom.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Northwest

Franklin Co. man accused of posting explicit photos of girlfriend online

KENNEWICK — Authorities say a Franklin County man has been arrested on suspicion of posting sexually explicit images of his girlfriend on her social media accounts.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Northwest

Second flu-related death reported in Kitsap County

BREMERTON — Health officials in Kitsap County are urging flu shots and other prevention strategies after a child died of complications from the flu.It’s the second flu-related death reported in the county this season. An adult also died of complications from the flu in November.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Northwest

Judge will rule Thursday on Eyman tax measure

SEATTLE — A judge says he intends to rule Thursday on the legality of Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax measure.Voters in November approved Initiative 1366, which would cut the state sales tax by a penny unless the Legislature puts a tax-limiting constitutional amendment on the fall ballot.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Northwest

Mother killed in front of daughter identified; man charged

TACOMA — The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the mother who was fatally shot in front of her 5-year-old daughter outside their home.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Northwest

Yakima County to start pretrial release program

YAKIMA — A Washington county is planning to let low-risk defendants await trial outside of jail.The Yakima Herald reported that the Yakima County criminal justice system will begin its pretrial release program in February.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Northwest

Scientific study on Hood Canal yields insight on tiny fish

SEABECK — Josh Frederick hops out of an idling state Department of Fish and Wildlife motorboat and begins scooping beach gravel into bag labeled with his precise location on Hood Canal. He pulls out a handful and gives it a hard look.“Nothing,” he says.

Date: 01/18/2016 | Northwest

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