Feds sue Hanford contractor, claiming kickbacks and fraud

The DOJ says a contractor lied to push $232M to a company with which it had ownership ties.

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Apple sleuths hunt Northwest for varieties believed extinct

Rare apple trees are dying. Others are being ripped out for wheat fields or housing developments.

Suspected neo-Nazi with ties to Washington arrested in Texas

He and another man were caught with cache of weapons they are not legally allowed to possess.

Children’s Hospital links mold outbreak to earlier infections

“Looking back, we should have recognized these connections sooner,” said CEO Jeff Sperring.

Jury sides with Oregon counties in timber revenue lawsuit

The trial was focused on three words — “greatest permanent value” — and what they meant 80 years ago.

Governors revive effort to replace I-5 Columbia River bridge

Jay Inslee of Washington and Kate Brown of Oregon have signed a memorandum of intent.

Bank groups sue Washington state over tax increase

A law taking effect Jan. 1 will increase taxes on large, out-of-state financial institutions.

Recycling down in Oregon; advocates blame plastic

The biggest barrier to recycling in Oregon is structural.

Makah Tribe hopes to hunt whales, 20 years after last kill

Animal rights groups oppose the effort. The matter is likely to end up in federal court.

Seattle Children’s hospital faces lawsuit over persisting mold

Aspergillosis has killed one patient and sickened at least six others since last year.

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for study

They’ll live at home and follow their usual routine. All ages and sizes, purebreds and mutts are welcome.

Governments, transit agencies sue to block car-tab measure

They claim I-976 is unconstitutionally broad. Tim Eyman calls the litigation a “slap in the face” of voters.

Rail advocates push for Northwest bullet train

At the Microsoft-hosted Cascadia Rail Summit, enthusiasm rubbed against an anti-tax message of I-976.