Lawmakers: Don’t blame Snake dams for grieving mother orca

The Army Corps of Engineers estimated that dams have a potential 2 percent impact on orca recovery.

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House panel advances bill limiting vaccine exemptions

The measure would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to MMR shots.

Grays Harbor sheriff responds to AG over new gun law

Scott: “I haven’t talked to a single sheriff that said they weren’t going to do the background checks.”

Washington Senate passes death penalty repeal bill

The bill passed on a 28-19 vote and it now heads to the House for consideration.

Olympic Game Farm denies mistreatment of animals

A federal lawsuit alleges that the farm is in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Bellevue woman is Washington’s first refugee legislator

She arrived in the U.S. with a “profound sense of gratitude” for the opportunity to start a new life.

‘Atmospheric river’ dumps more rain and snow across the West

The tempest followed more than a week of severe weather in the Pacific Northwest.

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

In 2016, a judge found then-mayor Gene Fisher wanted to force the Somalis out from “his neighborhood.”

Mercer Islander recalls filming “The Wizard of Oz”

Meredythe Glass was an extra in the 1939 film, and is possibly the last surviving cast member.

Vessel discovers wreck of World War II carrier Hornet

The late Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. announced that an autonomous submarine found it near the Solomon Islands.

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