Ferry riders, hope for the best, prepare for the worst

There’s a backup plan, but not a backup boat. It’s already in service.


2 injured in helicopter crash at Olympia airport

A pilot and mechanic were on a test flight and it crash-landed in a grass field.

  • May 26, 2018


Panel: Kittitas County should ban solar panels on farmland

A moratorium on solar panels on farmland will expire in July or when new rules are in place.

  • May 26, 2018


Man accused of digging up grave in Bremerton arrested

Officers told the man he couldn’t dig up the grave, but weren’t sure yet what law he had broken.

  • May 25, 2018

Klamath Tribes sue regulators over management of Oregon lake

The suit claims the federal agencies have violated the Endangered Species Act.

  • May 25, 2018

Scientists find opioids in Puget Sound mussels

This is the first time that these drugs have been discovered in local shellfish.

  • May 25, 2018

Man detained in Portland sidewalk hit-and-run

The vehicle struck three women walking on a sidewalk downtown, seriously injuring two of them.

  • May 25, 2018

Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

The ex-NAACP chapter leader in Spokane, who posed as a black woman, was charged this week.

  • May 25, 2018

Whidbey Island woman’s grudge led her to murder her sister

The Washington Post retells the bizarre story of Linda Thomas, who was convicted this week.

Tips for staying safe around Washington wildlife

In the wake of a deadly cougar attack near North Bend here’s some tips on staying safe.

  • May 24, 2018

Bad plants and wildfires are wrecking land in the US West

The vast sagebrush habitats support cattle ranching, recreation, and is home to an imperiled bird.

  • May 24, 2018

Sandpoint racism-spreader now targeting Sen. Feinstein

He is urging residents of California to “relocate to North Idaho, where very white is very right.”

  • May 24, 2018

Case of Legionnaires’ disease suspected at UW Medical Center

It is the third time in as many years that the disease has been suspected at the facility.

  • May 24, 2018

Crash dumps 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers on I-5

The truck was hauling the feathers from a Foster Farms poultry facility to a rendering company in B.C.

  • May 24, 2018

Muslim inmates sue Alaska corrections officials over policy

The lawsuit contends those who are fasting in observance of Ramadan aren’t getting proper nutrition.

Kokanee salmon in Lake Sammamish near extinction

The fish spend their entire lives in fresh water, making them unique but also leaving them in jeopardy.

  • May 23, 2018

Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax

Vulcan, Kroger and Albertsons also each pledged $25,000 to the effort.

  • May 23, 2018

Deadliest Catch’ star pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

Sig Hansen admits he spat on an Uber driver last year in Seattle.

  • May 23, 2018

911 calls on cougar attack: Dropped calls and a ‘Help!’

Nearly 30 minutes of emergency calls detail the drama of Saturday’s fatal cougar attack near Snoqualmie.

  • May 23, 2018

Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shooting

5 people were killed when he opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in 2017.

  • May 23, 2018