Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

After Seattle banned plastic straws, Starbucks said it will eliminate them from all locations.

  • Jul 9, 2018

2 killed after being struck by a vehicle in Sedro-Woolley

A Burlington woman was booked for investigation of vehicular homicide.

  • Jul 9, 2018

Man falls from inflatable chair, drowns in Alder Lake

The man was not wearing a life jacket. He attempted to swim to shore, but did not make it.

  • Jul 9, 2018

2 escape when boat catches fire on Lake Washington

They jumped into the water and were rescued by nearby boaters.

  • Jul 9, 2018

Seattle police investigate body found in Green Lake

It might be a 20-year-old woman who was reportedly last seen kayaking on the lake July 4.

  • Jul 9, 2018

Non-finalist is likely to be named chief of Seattle police

Interim chief Carmen Best wasn’t in the top three, but in a stunning reversal, she might get the job.

  • Jul 9, 2018

3 siblings injured by hit-and-run driver

One girl spent several days in the hospital after suffering a lacerated liver and a concussion.

  • Jul 9, 2018

Seattle soda tax raises nearly $1M more than predicted

Lawmakers say the tax is more about preventing obesity and diabetes than collecting money.

  • Jul 9, 2018

Woman struck, killed by BNSF train in Kent

Witnesses reported seeing a woman fall on the tracks and attempt to get back up.

  • Jul 9, 2018

Officials: Central Oregon a hot spot for Colorado tick fever

Central Oregon has seen at least four confirmed cases and one suspected case of Colorado tick fever in just more… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2018

2 men killed in ATV crash

Their ATV left the roadway and struck a tree, killing them instantly. Neither rider wore a helmet.

  • Jul 8, 2018

Repairs keep Alaska ferry out of service for second week

The Columbia developed a mechanical issue as it arrived in Bellingham on June 29.

  • Jul 7, 2018

Skagit County gets new maps for tsunami planning

The maps will be used to locate safe spots for residents outside inundation zones.

  • Jul 7, 2018

Oak Harbor man suspected of prowling cars in Bellingham

He reportedly tried to steal a gun before a homeowner put him in a headlock and called 911.

  • Jul 7, 2018

Family: University must disarm officers after fatality

Jason Erik Washington was shot June 29 while trying to break up a fight outside a bar.

  • Jul 6, 2018

Western State psychiatric hospital: ‘Like going into hell’

It recently lost certification, and overworked nurses and doctors say the system punishes employees.

  • Jul 6, 2018

Sheriff: Inmate assaults deputy in Shelton

The deputy was serving lunch when the inmate punched him in the face, knocking him down.

  • Jul 6, 2018

Injured hiker in San Juans hoisted after cliff fall

Paramedics administered CPR for about 20 minutes before finding the woman’s pulse.

  • Jul 5, 2018

Spokane people are way more depressed than Hawaii people

In fact, depression has increased across the U.S., especially among teens and young adults.

  • Jul 5, 2018

Jail officer shoots, wounds escaping inmate in Seattle

The man, accused of murder, was being treated at Harborview Medical Center when he fled.

  • Jul 5, 2018