Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst to retire

Her last day will be Jan. 5, and she will complete the fall term of oral arguments before the court.

  • Oct 4, 2019

Okanogan firefighter dies a month after being burned in fire

Christian Dean Johnson died Wednesday at Harborview Medical Center, where he had been in intensive care.

  • Oct 3, 2019

Northern fur seals multiply on steaming Alaska volcano

Vents on Bogoslof Island continue to spew mud, steam and sulfurous gases two years after an eruption.

  • Oct 3, 2019

Man sues Oregon clinic over donated sperm used for 17 kids

He claims there is a violation of an agreement that allowed for no more than five children.

  • Oct 2, 2019

Feds warn about possibly tainted pills in Bellingham

The pills appear to be oxycodone but are being tested to determine whether they are tainted with fentanyl.

  • Oct 1, 2019
A gray wolf travels on an old forest road in North Central Washington. (Conservation Northwest, file)

Gov. Jay Inslee is looking for changes in wolf management

He wants to reduce the number of gray wolves that are being killed in Ferry County.

  • Oct 1, 2019
A gray wolf travels on an old forest road in North Central Washington. (Conservation Northwest, file)

Firm to pay $1 million after funneling money to Tim Eyman

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Citizen Solutions unlawfully concealed a $308,185 payment to Eyman.

  • Oct 1, 2019

WWU alerts students about hate group posters on campus

The white supremacist group Patriot Front has been recruiting across Whatcom County.

  • Oct 1, 2019

Macy’s to close landmark downtown Seattle store

The announcement came one day after employees were told of the decision by the retailer.

  • Sep 28, 2019

Mystery illnesses spur Inslee to ban flavored vape products

The rule would not apply to tribal shops, but the governor is reaching out to them for cooperation.

  • Sep 28, 2019

Portland police halt ICE agent training at facility

The city prohibits the use of city funds, personnel or equipment to enforce federal immigration law.

  • Sep 25, 2019

Shootings on I-5 in north Seattle was a possible road rage

A driver said he was going over the Ship Canal Bridge when an aggressive driver shot at him.

  • Sep 25, 2019

Judge plans to dismiss case on wages of immigrant detainees

He said he intends to reverse himself at the urging of the Trump administration.

  • Sep 24, 2019

State authorizes killing of some wolves in SE Washington

Members of the Grouse Flats pack will be killed to stop them from preying on cattle.

  • Sep 24, 2019

EU court: Dutch tax deal with Starbucks is legal

The European Commission “was unable to demonstrate the existence of an advantage in favor of Starbucks.”

  • Sep 24, 2019

Hawaii coral show signs of stress amid record-setting heat

Federal researchers are predicting some of the worst coral bleaching the region has ever experienced.

  • Sep 24, 2019

Climate change threatens health in Northwest, scientists say

Some predict more heatstroke, dehydration, worsened pollen allergies and increased cancer risk.

  • Sep 23, 2019

Washington joins 22 states suing Trump over emission standards

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have adopted California’s emission rules.

  • Sep 20, 2019

Teen allegedly planned Columbine-like attack near Walla Walla

The boy’s mother reported his journal included times and specific firearms, and a plan to kill her.

  • Sep 20, 2019

Dozens of people attend virtual meeting on future of wolves

The online meetings were scheduled after in-person meetings were canceled due to threats of violence.

  • Sep 19, 2019