Amtrak train strikes vehicle near Kelso; at least 2 killed

The tracks were shut down and all Amtrak and freight trains were being held.

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Firefighters battle blazes in several western states

Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz called it the busiest wildland fire season ever seen in Washington.

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The 27-year-old called 911 from the mountain, saying he’d taken a lethal dose of insulin.

Police officer killed during vehicle chase in Kent

The officer was trying to deploy spike strips when he was hit by a police vehicle in a pursuit.

‘Climate kids’ suit against government allowed to proceed

Activists assert the government has failed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

The lawsuit says storage requirements violate a state law preventing cities from regulating guns.

Tolls set for Seattle’s Highway 99 tunnel, opening in October

The cost will vary by time of day, with a proposed minimum of $1 and a maximum of $2.25.

Injured firefighter in Twisp fire sues electric cooperative

Daniel Lyon alleges negligence and recklessness led to the 2015 fire that killed 3 firefighters.

Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

The late singer’s wife says it is a gift to “the tight-knit community that gave him his start.”

McConnell withdraws Trump judicial pick minutes before vote

The Oregon attorney was nominated to be a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Lawyers: Asylum seekers face horrible conditions in Oregon

They say about 120 people are crammed into filthy, tiny cells with open toilets and very little food.