Northwest

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

Washington state man arrested after cabdriver slain in Idaho

Officials say a Washington state man is in custody following the killing of a Washington cabdriver in northern Idaho. The… Continue reading

WSU student arrested in connection with bomb threats at dorm

Police at Washington State University have arrested a student in connection with a series of bomb threats recently made against Stimson… Continue reading

Woman, man charged in stabbing death at north Seattle motel

A woman and man have been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 48-year-old man in a Seattle motel… Continue reading

Firefighters make slow progress against Oregon’s big blazes

Firefighters in southern Oregon on Tuesday gained a toehold on a fire burning near the coastal town of Brookings but… Continue reading

Historic McConnell Hotel burns in Kellogg, Idaho

A fire has torn through a historic hotel in the town of Kellogg, Idaho. The Spokesman-Review reported the Kellogg Fire… Continue reading

Chinook Pass closed to daytime traffic through Wednesday

By Pat Muir / Yakima Herald-Republic Highway 410 over Chinook Pass, which opened to nighttime traffic Tuesday, is expected to remain closed to daytime traffic… Continue reading

Tribe: Anglers have caught 20,000 farmed Atlantic salmon

A Native American tribe said its anglers have caught about 20,000 fish following the collapse of a commercial net pen rearing… Continue reading

Teenager in critical condition after Lake Washington rescue

Authorities say a teen is in critical condition after he was pulled from Lake Washington where he had been taking a… Continue reading

Justice Department faces tough questions over travel ban

Three federal appeals court judges on Monday challenged the Trump administration’s limited view of… Continue reading

New path sought for high-voltage transmission lines in Idaho

Federal officials on Monday reopened public comments on proposed routes for two high-voltage transmission lines in… Continue reading

It’s a done deal: Amazon takes over Whole Foods

Amazon completed its $13.7 billion takeover of organic grocer Whole Foods on Monday, taking quick aim at the chain’s “Whole… Continue reading

Board weighs icy conditions, heavy pots in boat sinking

Investigators are weighing icy conditions and heavy crab pots as they probe what caused a Seattle-based crab boat with six people… Continue reading

Noreen Skagen, Seattle police trailblazer, dies at 87

By Claudia Rowe / The Seattle Times When she applied to the Seattle Police Department in 1959, Noreen Skagen surely had no plans to become… Continue reading

Tree falls in Washington state park, injuring 3 people

Three people, including a 16-month old child, were injured Sunday after a large tree fell at Twin Falls State Park… Continue reading

‘Roid-raging bodybuilder allegedly beats estranged wife’s new man

By Kenny Ocker / The News Tribune (Tacoma) A bodybuilder unhappy with his estranged wife’s new partner forced his way into the man’s apartment, choked… Continue reading

‘Boom-mates’ find niche amid Bellingham housing crisis

As housing prices in western Washington continue through the roof, some Bellingham millennials have saved money by becoming… Continue reading

Washington’s rate of HPV vaccinations rising

By Walker Orenstein and Derrick Nunnally, The News Tribune The rate of teenagers in Washington being vaccinated for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, has soared… Continue reading

State to kill second wolf pack after more cattle deaths

By Lynda V. Mapes / The Seattle Times State wildlife officials say they will kill a second Washington wolf pack this year to protect livestock.… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee halts salmon farm permits after fish escape

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Department of Ecology to put on hold any new permits for salmon farm net… Continue reading