Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires

Officials estimated that 600 homes were burned by fire that started in Ashland and tore through Phoenix.

  • Sep 10, 2020

Okanogan fire kills toddler and badly burns his parents

If the fire turns out to be an arson, officials would treat the child’s death as a potential homicide.

  • Sep 10, 2020

After 15 years on lam, sailor is back in the news

James Tait Praefke vanished from the brig at Navy Base Kitsap Bangor 15 years ago.

  • Sep 9, 2020

Winds kick up Northwest wildfires; Washington town destroyed

Gov. Jay Inslee said more acres burned in in a 24-hour period than what burns in most entire fire seasons.

  • Sep 8, 2020

Environmentalists say Washington’s wolf program is broken

Gov. Jay Inslee calls for new rules governing the killing of wolves that prey on livestock.

  • Sep 8, 2020

Orca Tahlequah is a mother again; calf spotted in San Juans

Tahlequah and several of the southern resident orcas were known to be expecting.

  • Sep 6, 2020

Probe reveals family hiring at top level of state agency

A top DSHS official hired her nephew and appointed her daughter, and her son also worked in the agency.

  • Sep 6, 2020

Dozens arrested as violent Portland protests continue

Meanwhile, hundreds gathered for a memorial for a supporter of a right-wing group who was killed Aug. 29.

  • Sep 6, 2020

Progress made on Yakima wildfire as fire crews brace for winds

The wildfire was about 20% contained late Saturday morning.

  • Sep 5, 2020

Amazon expanding to 25,000 workers in Bellevue

The Seattle-based tech giant announced Friday that it would be expanding its workforce in the city.

  • Sep 4, 2020

Federal task force kills Portland shooting suspect in Lacey

U.S. Marshals said “initial reports indicate the suspect produced a firearm,” threatening the police.

  • Sep 4, 2020

Washington AG sues Juul, saying it targets minors

The company deceived consumers about the addictiveness of its vape products, the lawsuit says.

  • Sep 3, 2020

Washington set to give $100 million in rental assistance

The program focuses on preventing evictions by paying up to three months of rent to landlords.

  • Sep 3, 2020

Utah co-op wants to build 12 small nuclear reactors in Idaho

The small reactors can produce enough megawatts to power more than 50,000 homes.

  • Sep 3, 2020

National Guard headed to Pullman to help slow coronavirus

Police there are issuing tickets to people who are gathering in violation of laws to curb the outbreak.

Seattle police to redeploy 100 officers for 911 response

The department is also adding a new shift — 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. — to cover the hours when many 911 calls come in.

  • Sep 2, 2020

Trump, friends mourn right-wing activist killed in Portland

Police are asking for witnesses and those who had taken video of the scene to contact them.

  • Sep 1, 2020

Simulations depict tsunami effects in Washington state

Geologists want people to work out a plan ahead of time and not when danger is bearing down.

  • Sep 1, 2020

Federal judge upholds state’s voter-approved gun regulations

I-1639 raised the legal purchase age of a semiautomatic rifle to 21 and enhanced background checks.

  • Sep 1, 2020

Bow hunter killed by elk that charged him in Oregon

Oregon State Police say 66-year-old Mark David of Hillsboro, Oregon, died archery hunting Sunday.

  • Aug 31, 2020