Seattle zoo to debut twin red panda cubs

The zoo plans to introduce the cubs at a public outdoor exhibit opening Nov. 23.

  • Nov 14, 2018

State drops tax-theft charges against Tacos Guaymas owner

The owner of three locations of the Mexican-restaurant chain had been accused of under-reporting sales tax.

Petition urges better technology to treat Puget Sound sewage

The state requires plants to treat wastewater from toilets, sinks and other areas.

  • Nov 14, 2018

Report cites weak reporting on missing, killed Native women

In Washington state, the State Patrol must estimate how many Native women are missing in the state.

  • Nov 14, 2018

Starbucks cutting 350 jobs at Seattle headquarters

The layoffs Tuesday were expected in connection to a reorganization announced earlier this fall.

  • Nov 14, 2018

Oregon hospital removes gender identification from bracelets

The hospital did not distinguish between sex assigned at birth, legal gender and gender identity.

  • Nov 13, 2018

Amazon’s growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

The 2 cities allow the company to sidestep problems it has been accused of inflicting on its hometown.

  • Nov 13, 2018

Boeing considers moving 1,400 jobs to Kent

The relocation would reverse Boeing’s trend over the last several years to move workers out of Kent.

Man accused in massive Northwest poaching ring set for trial

Prosecutors in 7 counties in Washington and Oregon have filed cases against about a dozen people.

  • Nov 13, 2018
A farmer holds a handful of hazelnuts in Canby, Oregon, in 2007. Hazelnut growers in Oregon were anticipating a record-high crop in 2018, although it appears the harvest is coming in short of expectations. (Doug Beghtel/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Hazelnut harvest falls short of expectations

46,000 to 48,000 tons not on par with increases in handling capacity; prediction was 52,000 tons.

  • Nov 13, 2018
A farmer holds a handful of hazelnuts in Canby, Oregon, in 2007. Hazelnut growers in Oregon were anticipating a record-high crop in 2018, although it appears the harvest is coming in short of expectations. (Doug Beghtel/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Astoria clears homeless camps on city forestland

The city had delayed action on the camps after police posted cleanup notices at nearly a dozen.

  • Nov 12, 2018

State firefighters aiding California wildfires

Teams in Thurston County geared up over the weekend to help with Southern California fires.

  • Nov 12, 2018

98-year-old veteran becomes first woman in VA Wall of Heroes

Gov. Jay Inslee honored 1st Lt. Frances Harman during a ceremony Thursday.

  • Nov 12, 2018

Yakima police spokesman on leave after alleged road rage

He berated a female driver and seemed to imply that he could do something about a traffic violation.

  • Nov 12, 2018

Sen. Billig of Spokane is new state Senate majority leader

He replaces Sen. Sharon Nelson, who announced earlier this year she wasn’t seeking re-election.

  • Nov 12, 2018

Slain University of Utah track athlete is buried in Pullman

Lauren McCluskey was shot by a sex-offender parolee she had briefly dated.

Barn fire in south King County kills 7 horses

No people were injured in the blaze near Kent.

  • Nov 12, 2018

Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics but different vibes

New York’s Long Island City and Crystal City in northern Virginia seem to be the finalists for HQ2.

  • Nov 12, 2018

Big Seattle fire at lumber yard on Ship Canal still smolders

The cause of the blaze was undetermined as investigators waited for it to be fully extinguished.

  • Nov 12, 2018

Oregon day cares miss reporting deadline for lead in water

State officials say that of the 2,600 day cares that did turn in test results.

  • Nov 11, 2018