10 arrested after activists try to occupy Olympia hotel

Advocates for the homeless tried to occupy the Red Lion hotel.

  • Feb 1, 2021

Girl, 16, arrested after other 16-year-old fatally stabbed

The victim was hospitalized in Bremerton before an airlift to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

  • Feb 1, 2021

Opponents appeal gravel mine expansion near Anacortes

The permit allows Lake Erie Gravel Pit to expand its operations from 17.7 acres to 53.5 acres.

People wait in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.  Some hospitals around the U.S. are facing complaints about favoritism and line-jumping after their board members and donors received COVID-19 vaccinations or offers for the prized inoculations.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Playing favorites? Hospital boards, donors get COVID shots

Hospital board members, trustees and donors around the country got early access to the scarce drug.

People wait in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.  Some hospitals around the U.S. are facing complaints about favoritism and line-jumping after their board members and donors received COVID-19 vaccinations or offers for the prized inoculations.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Ken Turpin struggles to fit a box of PPE into the front compartment of his RV-8 plane as another pilot taxies to the runway as pilots deliver supplies to Native American tribes in Washington from the Arlington Airport on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. More than 35,000 pounds of necessities were flown by volunteers to Native American tribes in all corners of Washington. It’s a unique partnership between a tribal support network and about 100 local pilots, delivering resources while also training for an even worse crisis. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Small planes and generous pilots deliver food and PPE

A partnership at the Arlington airport is taking supplies to tribes while prepping for a big earthquake.

Ken Turpin struggles to fit a box of PPE into the front compartment of his RV-8 plane as another pilot taxies to the runway as pilots deliver supplies to Native American tribes in Washington from the Arlington Airport on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. More than 35,000 pounds of necessities were flown by volunteers to Native American tribes in all corners of Washington. It’s a unique partnership between a tribal support network and about 100 local pilots, delivering resources while also training for an even worse crisis. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

UK COVID-19 strain detected in King County

The B117 variant has recenlty been discovered in Snohomish and Pierce counties, too.

A waiter from Ivar's Seafood packages up food inside the outdoor dining tent on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Restaurant reprieve: State to relax some indoor restrictions

Starting Monday, folks can dine out, bowl and go to movie theaters in much of the Puget Sound region.

A waiter from Ivar's Seafood packages up food inside the outdoor dining tent on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lawsuit: State failing foster kids by frequently moving them

The suit accuses a state agency of moving children among placements, including short-term stays in hotels.

  • Jan 29, 2021
A line stretched for several blocks outside UW Medicine – Northwest early Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 after a freezer failure prompted an all-night COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Seattle.  Hospitals rushed out COVID-19 vaccines to hundreds of people in the middle of the night after a freezer they were being stored in failed.  (Evan Bush /The Seattle Times via AP)

Seattle hospitals rush out vaccines after freezer failure

Word of the more than 1,300 unexpected doses spread on social media in the middle of the night.

A line stretched for several blocks outside UW Medicine – Northwest early Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 after a freezer failure prompted an all-night COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Seattle.  Hospitals rushed out COVID-19 vaccines to hundreds of people in the middle of the night after a freezer they were being stored in failed.  (Evan Bush /The Seattle Times via AP)
A large photo of slain federal prosecutor Thomas C. Wales is seen between his son Tom Wales, left and daughter Amy Wales as they talk after a ceremony in a courtroom at the Federal Courthouse in Seattle , Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, held to observe the fifth anniversary of his slaying.   (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

DOJ to testify about improper questioning of Everett witness

Shawna Reid reportedly has knowledge about the shooting death of Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Wales.

  • Jan 29, 2021
A large photo of slain federal prosecutor Thomas C. Wales is seen between his son Tom Wales, left and daughter Amy Wales as they talk after a ceremony in a courtroom at the Federal Courthouse in Seattle , Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, held to observe the fifth anniversary of his slaying.   (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
In this photo taken Jan. 6, 2021 at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., two men stand armed with guns at a protest supporting President Donald Trump and against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Washington state Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington under a measure that received a remote public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 by the Senate Law and Justice Committee. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Senate committee approves open carry ban at Capitol, rallies

The bill would prohibit people from carrying weapons within 250 feet of a permitted demonstration.

  • Jan 29, 2021
In this photo taken Jan. 6, 2021 at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., two men stand armed with guns at a protest supporting President Donald Trump and against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Washington state Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington under a measure that received a remote public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 by the Senate Law and Justice Committee. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing to examine her nomination to be Secretary of Energy, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

Cleaning up Hanford is ‘urgent,’ says energy secretary nominee

Jennifer Granholm committed to requesting larger cleanup budgets than those of the Trump administration.

  • Jan 29, 2021
Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing to examine her nomination to be Secretary of Energy, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
Brad Finnegan demonstrates the Washington Healthplanfinder website, where consumers will be able to shop for health insurance, following a news conference Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Seattle. The new site, which allows consumers to compare and purchase health insurance plans and to see if they are eligible for government subsidies, is Washington state's online answer to the Affordable Care Act, which is available to the public beginning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Enrollment in Washington health exchange to reopen

The state is aligning with President Biden’s executive order for a 90-day Healthcare.gov enrollment period.

  • Jan 29, 2021
Brad Finnegan demonstrates the Washington Healthplanfinder website, where consumers will be able to shop for health insurance, following a news conference Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Seattle. The new site, which allows consumers to compare and purchase health insurance plans and to see if they are eligible for government subsidies, is Washington state's online answer to the Affordable Care Act, which is available to the public beginning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, police pepper spray protesters, near Seattle Central College in Seattle, during a march and protest in support of Black Lives Matter. Washington state lawmakers and activists are setting an ambitious agenda for police reform in the upcoming legislative session. They say they hope to make it easier to decertify officers for misconduct, to bar the use of police dogs to make arrests, and to create an independent statewide agency to investigate police killings. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Seattle ordered to pay $82,000 to Black Lives Matter lawyers

The fine covers the costs of pursuing contempt violations against the city’s police department.

  • Jan 29, 2021
FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, police pepper spray protesters, near Seattle Central College in Seattle, during a march and protest in support of Black Lives Matter. Washington state lawmakers and activists are setting an ambitious agenda for police reform in the upcoming legislative session. They say they hope to make it easier to decertify officers for misconduct, to bar the use of police dogs to make arrests, and to create an independent statewide agency to investigate police killings. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

With deal, Inslee lifts pause on local highway projects

The governor says he has an agreement with lawmakers to commit to finding money to fix fish-blocking culverts

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Access to vaccine for Overlake hospital donors draws rebuke

About 110 people who gave more than $10,000 to the medical center were invited make appointments.

In this still image taken from video by TVW, Washington state's public affairs network, Washington Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is shown against a virtual background as she speaks, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, during a remote public hearing of the Senate Law & Justice Committee in Olympia, Wash. Kuderer is the sponsor of a measure that would ban the open carry of guns and other weapons on the Washington state Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington state. (TVW via AP)

Legislators consider open-carry gun ban at demonstrations

Guns would be banned on the state Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration in Washington.

  • Jan 27, 2021
In this still image taken from video by TVW, Washington state's public affairs network, Washington Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is shown against a virtual background as she speaks, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, during a remote public hearing of the Senate Law & Justice Committee in Olympia, Wash. Kuderer is the sponsor of a measure that would ban the open carry of guns and other weapons on the Washington state Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington state. (TVW via AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Nick Brown, then-counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, takes questions at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are recommending a pair of firsts for Washington state's two U.S. attorney posts. Nick Brown, the former counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, would be the first Black U.S. attorney in western Washington, and Vanessa Waldref, a Justice Department environmental lawyer and former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Spokane, would be the first woman to run the shop there. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Pair of firsts: Nominees for Washington’s U.S. attorney posts

Nick Brown is former general counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee. Vanessa Waldref is a federal environmental lawyer.

  • Jan 26, 2021
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Nick Brown, then-counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, takes questions at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are recommending a pair of firsts for Washington state's two U.S. attorney posts. Nick Brown, the former counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, would be the first Black U.S. attorney in western Washington, and Vanessa Waldref, a Justice Department environmental lawyer and former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Spokane, would be the first woman to run the shop there. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
In this Jan. 12, 2018 photo, Ben Garrison, of Puyallup, Wash., wears his Kel-Tec RDB gun, and several magazines of ammunition, during a gun rights rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. A Washington state Legislature Senate committee held a public hearing Monday, Jan. 15, on several bills related to guns, including measures to prohibit high-capacity magazines and to ban so-called bump stocks, trigger modification devices designed to increase the rate of fire of a firearm. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Proposal to ban large-capacity magazines gets mixed reviews

Co-sponsor Sen. Marko Liias said the bill would keep the devices “out of the hands of mass shooters.”

  • Jan 26, 2021
In this Jan. 12, 2018 photo, Ben Garrison, of Puyallup, Wash., wears his Kel-Tec RDB gun, and several magazines of ammunition, during a gun rights rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. A Washington state Legislature Senate committee held a public hearing Monday, Jan. 15, on several bills related to guns, including measures to prohibit high-capacity magazines and to ban so-called bump stocks, trigger modification devices designed to increase the rate of fire of a firearm. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2011, file photo, Green River Killer Gary Ridgway listens during his arraignment on charges of murder in the 1982 death of Rebecca "Becky" Marrero at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent., Wash. Genetic genealogy helped identify the youngest known victim of Green River Killer Gary Ridgway — the Pacific Northwest serial killer who admitted killing dozens of women and girls — after her remains were found almost 37 years ago near a baseball field south of Seattle. Wendy Stephens was 14 and had run away from her home in Denver in 1983, the King County Sheriff's Office announced Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Genetic genealogy helps ID victim of Green River Killer

Wendy Stephens, 14, had run away from home when Gary Ridgway strangled her in 1983.

  • Jan 25, 2021
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2011, file photo, Green River Killer Gary Ridgway listens during his arraignment on charges of murder in the 1982 death of Rebecca "Becky" Marrero at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent., Wash. Genetic genealogy helped identify the youngest known victim of Green River Killer Gary Ridgway — the Pacific Northwest serial killer who admitted killing dozens of women and girls — after her remains were found almost 37 years ago near a baseball field south of Seattle. Wendy Stephens was 14 and had run away from her home in Denver in 1983, the King County Sheriff's Office announced Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)