Seattle soda tax raises nearly $1M more than predicted

Lawmakers say the tax is more about preventing obesity and diabetes than collecting money.

  • Jul 9, 2018

Woman struck, killed by BNSF train in Kent

Witnesses reported seeing a woman fall on the tracks and attempt to get back up.

  • Jul 9, 2018

Officials: Central Oregon a hot spot for Colorado tick fever

Central Oregon has seen at least four confirmed cases and one suspected case of Colorado tick fever in just more… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2018

2 men killed in ATV crash

Their ATV left the roadway and struck a tree, killing them instantly. Neither rider wore a helmet.

  • Jul 8, 2018

Repairs keep Alaska ferry out of service for second week

The Columbia developed a mechanical issue as it arrived in Bellingham on June 29.

  • Jul 7, 2018

Skagit County gets new maps for tsunami planning

The maps will be used to locate safe spots for residents outside inundation zones.

  • Jul 7, 2018

Oak Harbor man suspected of prowling cars in Bellingham

He reportedly tried to steal a gun before a homeowner put him in a headlock and called 911.

  • Jul 7, 2018

Family: University must disarm officers after fatality

Jason Erik Washington was shot June 29 while trying to break up a fight outside a bar.

  • Jul 6, 2018

Western State psychiatric hospital: ‘Like going into hell’

It recently lost certification, and overworked nurses and doctors say the system punishes employees.

  • Jul 6, 2018

Sheriff: Inmate assaults deputy in Shelton

The deputy was serving lunch when the inmate punched him in the face, knocking him down.

  • Jul 6, 2018

Injured hiker in San Juans hoisted after cliff fall

Paramedics administered CPR for about 20 minutes before finding the woman’s pulse.

  • Jul 5, 2018

Spokane people are way more depressed than Hawaii people

In fact, depression has increased across the U.S., especially among teens and young adults.

  • Jul 5, 2018

Jail officer shoots, wounds escaping inmate in Seattle

The man, accused of murder, was being treated at Harborview Medical Center when he fled.

  • Jul 5, 2018

Whale strandings off Washington, Oregon highest in decades

Scientists have counted many emaciated calves among the dead in Washington.

  • Jul 4, 2018

Black Oregon lawmaker: Police called as she knocked on doors

A deputy told her a woman called police because the lawmaker appeared to be casing the neighborhood.

  • Jul 4, 2018

Swinomish tribe sues drug companies over opioid crisis

The suit claims the opioid epidemic has had a dramatic impact on Skagit County and the tribe.

  • Jul 4, 2018

Alaskan husky helps rescue injured hiker near Anchorage

The dog named Nanook helped pull Amelia Milling to shore after she fell into the Eagle River last month.

  • Jul 3, 2018

Langley to fire its top cop after probe into excessive force

Some worried that the mayor’s friendship with the police chief would influence his decision.

Scientists find meteorites off Washington coast

The pieces are from a meteor that lit up the Pacific Northwest sky and splashed down in March.

  • Jul 3, 2018

Tourist saves local man from flaming car on San Juan Island

The driver narrowly missed one tree when he veered down an embankment and then hit another tree.