More Pacific NW deer dying of viruses due to drought, heat

The animals get the viruses after getting bitten by gnats that flourish in dried-up watering holes.

  • Sep 13, 2021
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, a Washington state Department of Agriculture worker holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree in Blaine, Wash. Authorities say they've found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 in a rural area east of Blaine. State entomologists will now develop a plan to eradicate the nest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Second Asian giant hornet nest destroyed near Blaine

A third nest has been located nearby and planning is underway to eradicate it.

  • Sep 13, 2021
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, a Washington state Department of Agriculture worker holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree in Blaine, Wash. Authorities say they've found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 in a rural area east of Blaine. State entomologists will now develop a plan to eradicate the nest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
A sign near an entrance to Western State Hospital is shown Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Lakewood, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Psychiatric hospital patient steals truck, drives off campus

A Western State Hospital staffer was injured before the escapee was found at a school library.

  • Sep 13, 2021
A sign near an entrance to Western State Hospital is shown Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Lakewood, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

State settles juvenile facility sex abuse lawsuit for $2.1M

The 10 claimants said they were sexually abused at a juvenile rehabilitation facility in the ’70s.

  • Sep 11, 2021

Snohomish man allegedly assaulted brother over vaccine

A fight over COVID-19 vaccinations ended with minor injuries, hurt feelings and one man in jail.

15-year-old girl wanted in fatal hit-and-run surrenders

The girl turned herself in to King County Sheriff’s detectives on Thursday and remains in detention.

  • Sep 11, 2021

Anti-mask protesters return to Vancouver school

Protesters returned to the grounds of a Vancouver high school on Friday despite a court order.

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, a Washington state Department of Agriculture worker holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree in Blaine, Wash. Authorities say they've found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 in a rural area east of Blaine. State entomologists will now develop a plan to eradicate the nest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Second ‘Murder Hornet’ nest of 2021 located in Whatcom Co.

Another nest of Asian Giant Hornets, the second of 2021, has been found in northern Whatcom County.

  • Sep 10, 2021
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, a Washington state Department of Agriculture worker holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree in Blaine, Wash. Authorities say they've found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 in a rural area east of Blaine. State entomologists will now develop a plan to eradicate the nest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

King County to fund theaters, arts with $20M in COVID aid

The federal COVID-19 recovery funds will go to theaters, music venues, clubs and other spaces.

King Co. settles suit over deputies leaving teen for $3.5M

The woman claims deputies decades ago left her at a business where she was forced into prostitution.

  • Sep 9, 2021
A piece of heavy equipment goes up onto one track while working to move one of several train cars which had been hauling crude oil and derailed a week earlier, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Custer, Wash. The cause of the derailment of the oil cars Dec. 22 in Whatcom County is still unknown. A spokesperson for BNSF Railways said three cars ruptured, spilling an unknown amount of crude oil onto the ground. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Bellingham woman convicted of placing shunt on train tracks

She and another defendant who pleaded guilty are each facing up to 20 years in prison.

  • Sep 9, 2021
A piece of heavy equipment goes up onto one track while working to move one of several train cars which had been hauling crude oil and derailed a week earlier, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Custer, Wash. The cause of the derailment of the oil cars Dec. 22 in Whatcom County is still unknown. A spokesperson for BNSF Railways said three cars ruptured, spilling an unknown amount of crude oil onto the ground. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, it would seek to restart a process that could restrict mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, which is renowned for its salmon runs. The announcement is the latest in a long-running dispute over a proposed copper-and-gold mine in the southwest Alaska region. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

EPA seeks to restart process that could restrict Alaska mine

The long-running dispute is over a proposed copper-and-gold mine in the Bristol Bay region.

  • Sep 9, 2021
FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, it would seek to restart a process that could restrict mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, which is renowned for its salmon runs. The announcement is the latest in a long-running dispute over a proposed copper-and-gold mine in the southwest Alaska region. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Girl, 15, suspected in hit-and-run death of Maple Valley man

Deputies recovered a Toyota Camry she allegedly drove when the victim, who was jogging, was killed.

  • Sep 9, 2021
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, Ann Enderle R.N. checks on a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Idaho public health leaders have activated "crisis standards of care" for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 7.  (AP Photo/Kyle Green, File)

Idaho hospitals begin rationing health care amid COVID surge

Cases have skyrocketed in the state, which has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S.

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, Ann Enderle R.N. checks on a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Idaho public health leaders have activated "crisis standards of care" for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 7.  (AP Photo/Kyle Green, File)
Cars ride the Walla Walla ferry from Seattle to Bremerton on Aug. 4. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Longer waits and crowded rides expected for Bremerton ferry

The Seattle-Bremerton route will have one boat out of service through at least mid-October.

  • Sep 8, 2021
Cars ride the Walla Walla ferry from Seattle to Bremerton on Aug. 4. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Boy dies after being pulled from Skykomish River on Sunday

The 14-year-old was on a family camping trip when he was found near the Money Creek Campground.

  • Sep 7, 2021
Pam Woods of Marysville along with others gather outside the Capitol to protest Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate for state workers, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Olympia, Wash. (Drew Perine/The News Tribune via AP)

State workers get incentive to comply with vaccine mandate

An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.

Pam Woods of Marysville along with others gather outside the Capitol to protest Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate for state workers, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Olympia, Wash. (Drew Perine/The News Tribune via AP)
Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle on July 12. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seahawks, Sounders, Kraken to require proof of vaccination

UW and WSU also join the Seattle professional teams and announce updated attendance guidelines.

Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle on July 12. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
This screenshot shows the pursuit of a stolen vehicle Sept. 1 on I-5 in King County.

VIDEO: Auburn police let suspected vehicle thief go, citing new laws

State laws passed earlier this spring require police to have probable cause to engage in a pursuit.

This screenshot shows the pursuit of a stolen vehicle Sept. 1 on I-5 in King County.
The Space Needle in Seattle on Sept. 2. (Ted S. Warren / AP Photo)

King County moves toward vaccine verification system

The verification system could go into effect next month at places like clubs, theaters and stadiums.

The Space Needle in Seattle on Sept. 2. (Ted S. Warren / AP Photo)