Reports: Amazon under scrutiny by Washington, California

Officials in both states are reviewing the company’s business practices.

  • Jun 13, 2020

Over 100 COVID-19 cases reported at state prison in Connell

The prison is restricting movement in its medium-security unit.

Judge orders Seattle to stop using tear gas during protests

The temporary ban was in response to a lawsuit filed by a Black Lives Matter group.

  • Jun 12, 2020

North Cascades National Park campgrounds to open

The park is increasing recreational access to include overnight use.

  • Jun 12, 2020

Trump fumes, threatens over festive protest zone in Seattle

“Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will,” Trump tweeted at Mayor Durkan and Gov. Inslee.

  • Jun 12, 2020

Oregon announces largest virus count, Gov. pauses reopening

Increased testing, more contact tracing and reopening in some counties are to blame, officials say.

Lawsuit threatened over Walla Walla police officer’s tattoo

The double lightning bolt “SS” image has historic symbolism for Nazi white supremacy.

  • Jun 12, 2020

Experts: Police ‘woefully undertrained’ in use of force

Washington state’s police academy trains officers by mirroring what they will face on the streets.

  • Jun 12, 2020

Welcome to the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone: Free everything

A new protest society has arisen after Seattle police were pushed from their East Precinct building.

  • Jun 11, 2020

Burlington’s Cascade Mall to permanently close at end of June

Many spaces inside the mall have sat vacant for years. The Macy’s closed in March.

  • Jun 11, 2020

Large rock slide closes North Cascades Highway near Rockport

Washington State Department of Transportation had no estimate for when Highway 20 would reopen.

  • Jun 11, 2020
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Auburn police officer sued over ‘execution-style’ killing

The lawsuit says Officer Jeffrey Nelson has had 65 excessive force complaints lodged against him.

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State auditor to probe causes of massive jobless claims fraud

Auditors want to know how criminals used stolen IDs to collect up to $650 million in benefits

Foes file signatures for measure to repeal new sex-ed law

Referendum 90 would let voters decide fate of controversial legislation signed by governor in March.

Oak Harbor woman dies while in police custody in Yakima

She was described as a homeless 33-year-old African American with a history of mental illness.

  • Jun 10, 2020

Forks apologizes to multiracial family barracaded at campsite

People who were suspicious the family was part of Antifa felled trees to keep them from leaving.

  • Jun 10, 2020

Eastern Washington COVID-19 case counts continue to climb

In Yakima County, 50% of confirmed cases are in residents under the age of 40.

Black Lives Matter sues Seattle police over violent tactics

The mayor and police chief apologized to peaceful protesters who were subjected to chemical weapons.

  • Jun 10, 2020

No droughts forecasted, but wildfire season already intense

Snohomish County has plenty of water for the summer, but lots of forest growth can be a fire hazard.

Canada eases border restriction, allows immediate family in

Anyone entering the country will be required to quarantine for 14 days or face serious penalties.