A bird, a plane, a polar bear? Wild guests at Alaska airport

Officials at the airport in the city of Utqiagvik, formerly Barrow, can have their hands full.

 

Portland Water Bureau proposes settlement with ratepayers

Ratepayers say city spent money on initiatives not related to providing water and sewer services.

  • Dec 17, 2017

 

Business owner, Idaho town clash over pot extract’s legality

Boise’s city attorney denied the application on the basis that cannabidiol is illegal the state.

  • Dec 17, 2017

 

Lawsuits filed against Tacoma after deaths at train crossing

Lawsuits filed earlier this month in Pierce County Superior Court seek unspecified damages.

  • Dec 17, 2017

2 police officers shot; suspect killed in Bremerton

The officers were responding to a possible violation of a domestic-violence protective order.

  • Dec 17, 2017

Washington state cancels salmon farm lease after fish escape

State agencies will work with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific on the shutdown of the Port Angeles farm.

  • Dec 17, 2017

Firefighters snuff ‘potentially catastrophic’ blaze at Chelan resort

The Grandview on the Lake had to be evacuated when a fire ignited between two floors.

  • Dec 17, 2017

US, Canada to begin talks in 2018 on Columbia River deal

The mighty river starts in British Columbia and flows more than 1,200 miles to the Pacific Ocean.

  • Dec 17, 2017

City begins analyzing data for 9,400 shared bikes in Seattle

Three firms are involved in the experiment that lets people unlock and rent bikes with a phone app.

  • Dec 17, 2017

61 of 110 cases from Bellevue prostitution sting dismissed

A deputy mistakenly recorded audio, as well as video — which would have required the suspects’ consent.

  • Dec 15, 2017

Court rules for AP in reporter impersonation document fight

The lawsuit stems from a 2007 investigation into bomb threats emailed to a high school in Lacey.

  • Dec 15, 2017

State settles suit claiming abuse at foster home for $1.5M

The Kiwanis Vocational Home was a state-licensed home for wards of the state that closed in 1994.

  • Dec 15, 2017

Police recommend false reporting charge for Seattle candidate

The case against Sheley Secrest involves the city’s taxpayer-funded “democracy-voucher” program.

  • Dec 15, 2017

Man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide for wife’s death

He backed his truck into his wife during an argument in March.

  • Dec 15, 2017

Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon

His budget would use reserves to boost education, then replenish them with a carbon tax or fee.

Ellensberg lawmaker quits leadership post amid allegations

Manweller has been the subject of new reports of sexual harassment. He denies everything.

  • Dec 14, 2017

Study: Oil tankers may need tug escorts on Columbia River

A study said proposed bulk terminals could create up to 1,379 more one-way trips, mostly by tankers.

  • Dec 14, 2017

Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in budget plan

The proposal also includes money for the mental health system and efforts to fight opioid addiction.

  • Dec 14, 2017

Bob Ferguson says he’ll sue over FCC’s net neutrality repeal

The state attorney general says the FCC’s action undermines a free and open internet.

  • Dec 14, 2017
Democratic presidential elector Bret Chiafalo stands outside the U.S. Courthouse before a hearing, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Seattle. Chiafalo and Levi Guerra, two Democratic presidential electors from Washington, want to see Donald Trump denied the presidency and are asking a federal judge to ensure they don’t get fined for ignoring the results of the popular vote. State law provides for a $1,000 fine for electors who break their pledge. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Fine upheld for ‘faithless electors’

One of the people who pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton but didn’t lives near Everett.

  • Dec 14, 2017
Democratic presidential elector Bret Chiafalo stands outside the U.S. Courthouse before a hearing, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Seattle. Chiafalo and Levi Guerra, two Democratic presidential electors from Washington, want to see Donald Trump denied the presidency and are asking a federal judge to ensure they don’t get fined for ignoring the results of the popular vote. State law provides for a $1,000 fine for electors who break their pledge. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)