Washington lawmakers convene 60-day legislative session

The new speaker of the House, Democrat Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma, is a woman and gay — both firsts in the state.

Edmonds men battled the waves to stay alive after sinking

John Lawler and Dean Gribble Jr. recount the hours after the crab boat went down near Alaska.

Her car skidded on ice and rolled down an embankment on Chuckanut Drive, police say.

The children’s father was holding them when a wave carried them out to sea.

  • Jan 12, 2020

Highway 2 closed to eastbound traffic

Eastbound traffic is closed on Highway 2 due to poor weather conditions and vehicle spin… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020

List of firearms bills to be proposed at Legislature

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson want “to combat mass shootings in Washington state.”

Arctic front to bring bitter cold and possibility of snow

Emergency winter-weather shelters were set to open in Snohomish County on Thursday night.

  • Jan 10, 2020

Lawmakers: Inslee’s homelessness plan unlikely to pass

One senator says it’s wrong to take reserve money to pay for things that will require ongoing funding.

‘Am I really alive?’: Man recalls rescue from Idaho avalanche

The Silver Mountain skier knew his best bet was to stay calm, but the odds looked long.

  • Jan 9, 2020

Facebook riles tiny Oregon town with plan for undersea cable

The social media giant wants to build a landing spot for an undersea cable connecting America with Asia.

  • Jan 9, 2020

DHS reviewing reports of Iranian-Americans delayed at border

Civil rights groups say dozens of people were detained and questioned for up to 11 hours in Blaine.

  • Jan 9, 2020

Seattle Children’s faces widening array of lawsuits over mold

An investigation found mold at the hospital, but also found no evidence of deficient practices.

  • Jan 9, 2020

Idaho resort looks for skier after avalanche; 2 others die

Skiers had flocked to the ski resort after 13 inches of snow had fallen since it was last open.

  • Jan 8, 2020

Families of 2 Seattle crane collapse victims sue companies

Gusting winds knocked the crane over after workers prematurely removed pins holding sections together.

  • Jan 8, 2020

How to contact your state lawmakers — and other fun facts

This year it’s a 60-day session in Olympia. Democrats control everything.

19 flu deaths confirmed in Washington state so far

The toll includes two children.

  • Jan 7, 2020

Inslee: Iranian-Americans detained in Blaine is ‘unacceptable’

The Customs and Border Protection said the claims that people were denied entry to the U.S. were false.

  • Jan 7, 2020

New chief justice, first Native American member sworn in

A former Whatcom County Superior Court judge has joined the Washington Supreme Court.

  • Jan 7, 2020

Returning Iranian Americans detained at border in Blaine

More than 60 Iranians and Iranian Americans were questioned Saturday as they tried to reenter the U.S.

  • Jan 6, 2020

4 counter-demonstrators arrested in downtown Seattle

They disrupted a rally by Washington Three Percenters, a far-right group that had reserved space.

  • Jan 6, 2020

Coast Guard boat capsizes in Oregon; all 4 crew rescued

The 25-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat capsized just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Astoria.

  • Jan 6, 2020