Swarm of sea urchins wreaks destruction on US West Coast

They’ve chomped their way through underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Mount Vernon man to serve 20 years for beheading girlfriend

Prosecutors said they believe the couple’s young child was in the room at the time of the killing.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Gray wolves are protected, so why is the state killing them?

The Wildlife department is accused by animal advocates of siding with ranchers hostile to wolves.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Crabbing season in local waters closing this week

Boaters must have their gear out of the water one hour after sunset on Wednesday

Big batteries are all the rage, but this one’s 16 years old

The 46-megawatt battery is located in a warehouse in central Alaska.

  • Oct 20, 2019

Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores

Cosmic Crisp is the first apple ever bred in Washington state.

  • Oct 19, 2019

Man missing after spiritual quest to Alaska’s Hatcher Pass

The immigrant from Russia had settled in Walla Walla before moving into his friend’s remote cabin.

  • Oct 19, 2019

Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum

Voters will decide on the amendment to a law that bans both discrimination and preferential treatment.

Washington man dies after plane goes off runway in Alaska

11 people were taken a local clinic with injuries ranging from minor to critical.

Military weapons seized from suspected neo-Nazi in Arlington

The suspect is reportedly the leader of a group inspired by Adolph Hitler and Charles Manson.

3 companies fined for role in fatal Seattle crane collapse

Washington state on Thursday fined three companies a combined $107,000 for their roles in a crane collapse… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2019

King County files lawsuit against e-cigarette maker JUUL

The suit accuses e-cigarette maker of fraud, racketeering, conspiracy and targeting children.

  • Oct 17, 2019
A Sound Transit train arrives at Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. (Sue Misao / Herald file) May 2019

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency.

A Sound Transit train arrives at Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. (Sue Misao / Herald file) May 2019

US Secretary of Energy announces Hanford leadership change

The change consolidates manager roles at two Department of Energy offices in Washington state.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Man allegedly believed roommate was a vampire, and attacked

The victim said the suspect accused him of being a vampire and threatened to kill him.

  • Oct 16, 2019

Brits who accidentally drove into U.S. detained with infant

The vacationing family spent days in Washington state before being sent to a facility in Pennsylvania.

  • Oct 15, 2019

Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention

Officials are killing hundreds of federally protected barred owls to save nothern spotted owls.

  • Oct 14, 2019

Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

The Yakama and Lummi nations made the demand on Indigenous Peoples Day.

  • Oct 14, 2019

It’s Indigenous Peoples Day in Seattle, Edmonds and elsewhere

In Seattle, a rally and march and other events are planned.

Car tabs and Sound Transit in cross hairs of voters again

Initiative 976 lowers the cost of tabs and strips transit agencies of a key source of funds for expansion.