North Cascades Highway will close for the winter

Snowmobilers, hikers and skiers can still use the roadway behind the gates at their own risk.

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61 of 110 cases from Bellevue prostitution sting dismissed

A deputy mistakenly recorded audio, as well as video — which would have required the suspects’ consent.

2 police officers shot; suspect killed in Bremerton

The officers were responding to a possible violation of a domestic-violence protective order.

City begins analyzing data for 9,400 shared bikes in Seattle

Three firms are involved in the experiment that lets people unlock and rent bikes with a phone app.

Firefighters snuff ‘potentially catastrophic’ blaze at Chelan resort

The Grandview on the Lake had to be evacuated when a fire ignited between two floors.

Washington state cancels salmon farm lease after fish escape

State agencies will work with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific on the shutdown of the Port Angeles farm.

Portland Water Bureau proposes settlement with ratepayers

Ratepayers say city spent money on initiatives not related to providing water and sewer services.

Business owner, Idaho town clash over pot extract’s legality

Boise’s city attorney denied the application on the basis that cannabidiol is illegal the state.

Lawsuits filed against Tacoma after deaths at train crossing

Lawsuits filed earlier this month in Pierce County Superior Court seek unspecified damages.

Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon

His budget would use reserves to boost education, then replenish them with a carbon tax or fee.

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