State likely to seek loan to keep jobless fund solvent

Trust fund — which had more than $4.7 billion at the start of March — is currently down to $2.8 billion.

  • Jun 29, 2020

Climber missing at Mount Rainier park near 2014 tragedy site

The area where he went missing is known for its frequent avalanches.

  • Jun 28, 2020

Govenor puts pause on final stage of reopening plan

A recent increase in coronavirus numbers means counties won’t be able to move to Phase 4.

Fishers now qualify for federal loan amid economic downturn

The rule change comes after captains discovered crew members weren’t included in the 1st aid program.

Demonstrators resist as crews arrive at Seattle protest zone

Mayor Jenny Durkan said the goal is to improve access for neighborhood residents.

  • Jun 26, 2020

Boeing starts 777-X test flights in Moses Lake

Test operations are based in Everett and there is no plan to “overnight at Grant County International.”

State continues work to clear unemployment benefit backlog

Over the past two weeks, the agency has been able to clear identity issues on 100,000 claims.

Amazon pays for rights to rename KeyArena ‘Climate Pledge’

The stadium will be the home for Seattle’s yet-to-be-named hockey team.

  • Jun 25, 2020

Sheriffs object to Washington’s COVID mask mandate

Gov. Inslee was “disappointed in any law enforcement officer who would encourage illegal behavior.”

Businesses sue Seattle over ‘occupied’ protest zone

The complaint says the city allowed the demonstrators to deprive people of their property rights.

  • Jun 25, 2020

Monsanto to pay $95M over PCB pollution in Washington state

The chemicals continue to imperil the health of protected salmon and orcas.

  • Jun 24, 2020

Washington travelers to Northeast states are told to isolate

Governors are warily eying states with rising COVID-19 cases, to keep history from repeating itself.

Washington firefighters prepare for wildfires amid virus

Care is taken to avoid sharing tools, use separate vehicles and sanitize equipment after each shift.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Tuesday news conference here

He is expected to discuss the state’s ongoing response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Police investigate 3rd shooting near Seattle protest zone

A spokesperson at Harborview Medical Center said the man’s wounds were not life-threatening.

  • Jun 23, 2020

What is the legacy of CHOP, Seattle’s 24/7 protest?

Sometimes it might look like a farmers market. At other times, it has the power of a groundswell.

  • Jun 23, 2020

EWU faculty senate votes no confidence in college president

The university’s board of trustees expressed no willingness to replace her.

  • Jun 23, 2020

Mom called kids ‘zombies’ before their deaths, documents show

The case involves a couple’s doomsday beliefs and the mysterious deaths of their former spouses.

  • Jun 23, 2020

Seattle to move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

Questions around maintaining public safety in the area were heightened after this weekend’s shootings.

  • Jun 23, 2020

Need some scratch? Pig out on $5 bacon-scented lottery tix

“Bring Home the Bacon” has a cute cartoon pig and porky smell. Top prize in the state game is $50,000.