Northwest

Oregon court rules couple must surgically ‘debark’ noisy dogs

An Oregon court has ruled a couple must have their dogs surgically “debarked” after causing their neighbors several years of… Continue reading

154 homes evacuated near Cle Elum as fire nears

A fire that started from lightning strikes in Washington state has prompted the evacuation of 154 homes. KOMO-TV reported the… Continue reading

Judge OKs search of Bellingham #NoDAPL Facebook page

Authorities investigating the February demonstration that blocked Interstate 5 and allegedly caused an injury crash can… Continue reading

State’s 1st case of deer viral infection found near Goldendale

Washington wildlife managers have confirmed the state’s first case of a viral infection specific to deer. The Department of Fish and… Continue reading

Man set for deportation facing sex abuse charges in Oregon

A 26-year-old man in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in Washington state has been charged with sexual abuse in… Continue reading

Autopsy: Seattle police officers shot Charleena Lyles 7 times

A newly released autopsy report shows Seattle police officers shot Charleena Lyles seven times and that she was 14 to 15… Continue reading

Alexa, Cortana talk to each other in Amazon-Microsoft deal

Alexa, meet Cortana. Microsoft and Amazon are pairing their voice assistants together in a collaboration announced Wednesday. Both companies say that… Continue reading

State investigates petroleum spill on Green River in Kent

State officials are investigating the source of a petroleum spill on the Green River in the Seattle suburb of Kent. The… Continue reading

State hatchery contract lost after report of sexual culture

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has lost a multimillion-dollar contract to operate two fish hatcheries following a report of… Continue reading

25 years later, Ruby Ridge standoff inspires militia groups

It’s been a quarter-century since a standoff in the mountains of northern Idaho left a 14-year-old… Continue reading

Salmon farm in Strait of Juan de Fuca on hold amid AWOL fish

Officials have put on hold Cooke Aquaculture’s application to build a new… Continue reading

Pot shop clashes with tourism stores in eclectic Alaska town

The presence of a marijuana retail store has caused a deep divide in this quirky tourist… Continue reading

Groups sue to protect Yellowstone bears as hunts anticipated

Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe have asked a U.S. court to restore protections for… Continue reading

What grocery shoppers want: Low prices, one-stop shopping

Donna Brown visited a Whole Foods for the first time in at least five months with… Continue reading

Bellingham man wants your money and promises to do nothing

By Jim Donaldson / The Bellingham Herald A Bellingham man has started a GoFundMe page asking people for money so he can do nothing next… Continue reading

Man, woman charged in stabbing death at North Seattle motel

By Sara Jean Green / The Seattle Times A man who said he planned to take anap in his motel room on Aurora Avenue North… Continue reading

Port of Olympia mulls renaming street for Billy Frank Jr.

and then there wasn’t — for a renaming proposal that was brought before the Port… Continue reading

Oregon man electrocuted in freak farming accident

A handyman in Lebanon, Oregon, was electrocuted in a freak farming accident. Linn County authorities said Tuesday that 58-year-old Robert… Continue reading

King County deputy on leave after drawing gun on motorcyclist

King County Sheriff John Urquhart says he has placed a veteran deputy on administrative leave after the deputy drew his gun… Continue reading

Washington state dairy workers settle lawsuit for $600,000

A Yakima County Superior Court judge has given preliminary approval for a $600,000 settlement for a group of dairy workers. The… Continue reading