Seattle mayor to veto city council’s police department cuts

They would include reducing the police force by as many as 100 officers and cutting salaries.

  • Aug 21, 2020

Diners are eating it up at food truck events near Lynnwood

The small businesses on wheels are gathering where most people now work and spend their time — home.

Washington to apply for federal $300 unemployment aid boost

The program sets the weekly federal benefit here to $300 a week, down from $600 in an earlier program.

Auburn police officer charged with murder under new state law

The officer fatally shot a man in 2019 while attempting to arrest him for disorderly conduct.

  • Aug 20, 2020

Facebook stirs anger, abandons drilling gear on Oregon coast

They left 1,100 feet of pipe, 6,500 gallons of drilling fluid, a drill tip and more under the seabed.

  • Aug 20, 2020

US officials install cable barrier along Canadian border

The area has been used as a meeting place for families and friends during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Aug 20, 2020

Slade Gorton ‘stood on principles’: Former senator dies at 92

He also served in the Legislature, as state attorney general and on the 9/11 Commission.

  • Aug 19, 2020

Inslee orders more COVID-19 testing for farm workers

Many new cases are appearing at farms and food-packing facilities.

Governor declares state of emergency over wildfires

There are multiple blazes — in Central and Eastern Washington as well as the Olympic Peninsula.

  • Aug 19, 2020

Public lands chief hangs on despite nomination getting nixed

The property rights advocate signed an order that made his own position the default leadership post.

  • Aug 19, 2020

State AG sues agencies over National Archives in Seattle

One demanded $65,400 to redact public records associated with a decision to close the archives branch.

  • Aug 18, 2020

Seattle police officer booked into Snohomish County Jail

The employee, whose name was not released, was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence assault.

  • Aug 18, 2020

Mountain rescuers searching for 2 missing Snohomish hikers

The women were attempting to complete the Enchantment Loop Trail on Saturday.

  • Aug 18, 2020

GOP lawmakers want special session; Dems say what’s the rush

Republicans want to tackle a deficit. Gov. Jay Inslee and other Dems are waiting to see what Congress does.

How Spokane may learn to love water flouridation

Dentists say the coronavirus shows the importance of science-based public health measures.

  • Aug 17, 2020

Forces are grappling over resources and growth in the Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge Commission is nearing decisions on the complicated, diverse, vast landscape.

  • Aug 17, 2020

Students return to Spokane’s Gonzaga, Whitworth universities

The county’s health officer said it’s inevitable that some students will become infected with COVID-19.

Inslee directs $40 million to aid the undocumented

Approved applicants will receive $1,000. But payments may not be available until October.

Police in Portland arrest 4 as protests continue

Demonstrations have happened nightly in Oregon’s biggest city for more than two months.

  • Aug 15, 2020

2 men charged in shooting at Kent bus stop that injured 7

The shooting likely left a 15-year-old boy paralyzed with possible neurological deficits.

  • Aug 15, 2020