Governor’s carbon tax bill dies in Legislature

Jay Inslee says proponents made progress this year but need to keep pushing the idea.

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Report predicts drastic NW bird losses due to climate change

“We’re in the midst of a bird emergency,” said the president of the National Audubon Society.

Judge won’t dismiss case on wages of immigrant detainees

AG office argued that state’s minimum wage law treats the state and federal governments equally.

Washington AG Bob Ferguson reckons he hasn’t lost to Trump yet

He’s sued the administration 50 times to date.

Tribal roles to focus on missing, murdered indigenous people

One position will be located in Olympia. The second will serve in Eastern Washington.

Climate change group not happy with Inslee

Protectors of the Salish Sea have been holding daily demonstrations on the Capitol campus.

Group says officials lagging in water cleanup plans

Suit called for the Department of Ecology to develop cleanup plans for almost 1,600 bodies of water.

Events that led to killing at Washington retirement home

One man was shot dead and two women were wounded in a shooting at Smith Tower Apartments in Vancouver.

Amendment would give state Legislature broad powers in case of catastrophe

Opponents say the authority the amendment would give is too vast and could be used “unscrupulously.”

Northern fur seals multiply on steaming Alaska volcano

Vents on Bogoslof Island continue to spew mud, steam and sulfurous gases two years after an eruption.

Okanogan firefighter dies a month after being burned in fire

Christian Dean Johnson died Wednesday at Harborview Medical Center, where he had been in intensive care.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst to retire

Her last day will be Jan. 5, and she will complete the fall term of oral arguments before the court.

Help pick America’s fattest bear

Over summer the bears grow comically, almost absurdly, fat on the world’s largest sockeye salmon run.