King County to pay former inmate $1M for untreated injury

It took 10 days to get him to the hospital, his lawyer said, and now he has permanent nerve damage.

  • Oct 6, 2018

New effort will analyze genes of endangered Northwest orcas

Could help explain whether internal factors are preventing the whales from rebounding.

  • Oct 5, 2018

Federal administrator accused of touching employee in Oregon

He is accused of touching her chest and thigh without her consent and exposing himself.

  • Oct 5, 2018

Will Vinton, animator behind the California Raisins, dies

Vinton Studios was best known for the 1986 ad campaign featuring dancing Claymation raisins.

  • Oct 5, 2018

Initiative 1639 seeks to curb gun violence

Opponents say forcing gun owners to lock away their firearms could put them in danger.

Pro and con on I-1639, the gun-safety ballot measure

In video interviews, the Herald opinion editor questions proponents and opponents.

European green crab’s reach stretches across North Olympic Peninsula

In June, volunteers found one green crab on Whidbey Island’s Lagoon Point.

  • Oct 5, 2018

She never wanted the chemo that almost killed her

A woman suing a Gig Harbor doctor says insurance compensation drove his decision to treat her.

  • Oct 5, 2018

Court: Kids don’t have right to lawyer in certain hearings

Washington state does not assign legal counsel automatically to children in dependency cases.

  • Oct 5, 2018

Protesters take to Seattle streets to oppose Kavanaugh

Demonstrators rallied at Westlake Center then marched to the federal building.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Oregon vineyards face losses amid concerns about smoke taint

A Napa Valley winery had canceled contracts to buy 2,000 tons of grapes.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Woman withdraws guilty pleas in young child’s death

She and her spouse both pleaded guilty to one count each for manslaughter and assault in 2015.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Arrest made after woman killed in Puyallup apartment

The woman, in her 40s, had failed to show up for work the day before.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Authorities ID Tenino man as kayaker found dead in lake

Michael Nastiuk, 57, died of asphyxia by accidental drowning in Colorado.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Next step unclear after judge dismisses triple homicide case

The three victims of the Arizona murder were from Wenatchee, Bingen.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Trump repeals train safety rules, sparking oil spill fears

Gov. Jay Inslee blasted the decision as a “reckless disregard for the life and property.”

  • Oct 4, 2018

State probes Bellingham firefighters for intubating dead man

The Health Department said nine individuals may be charged with unprofessional conduct.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Delayed test on rape kit leads to arrest 11 years later

In 2007, a 14-year-old Seattle girl was held for two days by a man who beat her and raped her.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Washington state has more than 6,000 untested rape kits

The state was awarded a $3 million federal grant last year to begin the testing.

  • Oct 4, 2018