Oregon joins effort to solve crimes against Native women

Montana, Washington state, Arizona and New Mexico have passed similar legislation.

  • May 20, 2019

Washington Guard plans monthly trainings at Richland center

Plans to relocate a Stryker vehicle company from the 81st Brigade Combat Team to the center.

  • May 20, 2019

Bellingham to remove dam for salmon restoration project

Dam on the Middle Fork Nooksack River has been diverting water since 1962.

  • May 20, 2019

Port Angeles man arrested for pointing laser at helicopter

Two charges carry five-year prison sentences and a $250,000 fine.

  • May 20, 2019

Tariffs have varying fallout in trade-heavy Washington state

Washington exported more than $70 billion in goods last year, 14 percent of U.S. goods exported to China.

  • May 20, 2019

Governor declares drought for nearly half of Washington

He expanded a drought emergency because of worsened water-supply levels and predicted drier weather.

  • May 20, 2019

Spokane County has the highest drug-felony rate in the state

It is unlike most of the other large counties, which have moved toward decriminalizing felony possession.

  • May 20, 2019

Vaccination rates are rising on long-wary Vashon Island

It has been long known for a counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates.

  • May 20, 2019

Small earthquake hits Oregon’s Pacific coast; no damage

Struck a spot 1.3 miles southwest of Rose Lodge, a town of about 1,900 people, at 9:23 a.m. Sunday.

  • May 19, 2019

Alaska’s fledgling commercial seaweed industry grows

There are 16 aquatic farming operations permitted to culture species of seaweed in the state.

  • May 19, 2019

Alaska man given Coast Guard medal years after girl’s rescue

Saved girl from drowning when they were both children.

  • May 19, 2019

Woman stops to check skid marks, finds badly injured man

Responders found the driver suffering from hypothermia, with a fractured leg and internal bleeding.

  • May 19, 2019

Judge sentences man for assaulting incapacitated woman

Contends he did not get a fair trial.

  • May 19, 2019

Kayakers find man’s body floating in Yakima River

No further information about the man was immediately available.

  • May 19, 2019

Experts: Cheaper methods possible to treat Hanford waste

Two methods could be developed to treat some of Hanford’s radioactive tank waste that would cost significantly… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2019

Man shoots at aggressive dog, strikes neighbor in leg

Police say the injury is not life-threatening.

  • May 19, 2019

Mount Rainier’s Paradise Inn reopens after $25M renovation

The building is almost a century old and accounts for more than half of the hotel rooms in the park.

  • May 18, 2019

Suit filed against University of Alaska, former professor

David Yesner is named in the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

  • May 18, 2019

Police: Man arrested for using bank card of missing woman

Womanhasn’t been seen since early March.

  • May 18, 2019

Wildlife authorities plan to kill cougar near Bend

Cougar activity has been reported five times near homes and businesses.

  • May 18, 2019