Authorities arrest members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front near an Idaho pride event Saturday, June 11, 2022, after they were found packed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear. (Georji Brown via AP)

Patriot Front leader among those arrested near Idaho Pride

Thirty-one Patriot Front members were arrested with riot gear after a tipster reported the assembly of “a little army.”

  • Jun 12, 2022
  • By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and SAM METZ Associated Press
Authorities arrest members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front near an Idaho pride event Saturday, June 11, 2022, after they were found packed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear. (Georji Brown via AP)

31 Patriot Front members arrested near Idaho pride event

“They came to riot downtown,” Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White said at a news conference.

  • Jun 11, 2022
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Kent to pay $1.5M to settle with assistant chief over Nazi insignia

Derek Kammerzell had been disciplined for posting the insignia on his office door and joking about the Holocaust.

  • Jun 11, 2022
  • Mike Carter, The Seattle Times
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Seattle Space Needle sues coffee chain over use of logo

The logo for Local Coffee Spot features a mug of hot coffee whose rising steam bears striking resemblance to the iconic tower.

  • Jun 11, 2022
  • By Wire Service
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Foes of state’s capital gains tax drop plans for initiative

I-1929 sponsors say they are confident a lawsuit challenging the legality of the tax will be successful.

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Date to reopen West Seattle Bridge set for mid-September

The bridge abruptly closed in 2020 and is planned to be reopened the week of Sept. 12.

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Washington justices: Race a factor in analyzing police stops

Race and ethnicity must be taken into account when deciding whether a person is free to leave an encounter with police, the high court ruled.

  • Jun 10, 2022
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019 photo, the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is seen from the air near Colfax, Wash. A report released Thursday, June 9, 2022, said the benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state can be replaced if the dams are breached to save endangered salmon runs. But finding other ways to provide electricity, irrigation and enabling commerce would cost up to $27.2 billion, the report said. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Replacing benefits of Snake River dams would cost billions

A draft report does not make recommendations on whether four dams should be breached. A decision is expected later.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press
FILE - In this May 15, 2019 photo, the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is seen from the air near Colfax, Wash. A report released Thursday, June 9, 2022, said the benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state can be replaced if the dams are breached to save endangered salmon runs. But finding other ways to provide electricity, irrigation and enabling commerce would cost up to $27.2 billion, the report said. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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Washington hospitals again strained by COVID-19 spread

Hospital officials warn that facilities are heading toward another COVID-19 case peak.

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3 arrested in 2017 quadruple slaying of Bremerton family

They owned a restaurant in Bremerton. The 2017 slayings involved a burned home and truck.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • By Wire Service
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Whidbey Island’s oldest winery is closing

After three decades in operation, the owners of Whidbey Island Winery have announced their retirement.

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FILE - Bruce Harrell speaks on Oct. 28, 2021, in Seattle during the second of two debates before the November election for the office of mayor. Harrell, now Seattle's mayor, says the police department's low staffing in its sexual assault unit that has led to a backlog of dozens of stalled cases is "unacceptable." Harrell made his comments following a report by The Seattle Times and KUOW of an internal memo that showed the unit had stopped investigating most new sexual assault cases involving adults this year. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool, File)

‘Unacceptable’ Seattle police sex assault unit low staffing

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell says it has led to a backlog of dozens of stalled cases.

  • Jun 3, 2022
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FILE - Bruce Harrell speaks on Oct. 28, 2021, in Seattle during the second of two debates before the November election for the office of mayor. Harrell, now Seattle's mayor, says the police department's low staffing in its sexual assault unit that has led to a backlog of dozens of stalled cases is "unacceptable." Harrell made his comments following a report by The Seattle Times and KUOW of an internal memo that showed the unit had stopped investigating most new sexual assault cases involving adults this year. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool, File)

Snohomish County officer, 2 others fatally shoot suspect in Kent

The three officers involved all were members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force.

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • By Wire Service
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‘Election integrity’ group and lawyer fined for meritless lawsuit

They have been fined more than $28,000 by the state Supreme Court for making meritless claims alleging widespread vote fraud.

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times
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Duwamish recognition fight underscores plight of treaty tribes

The Stillaguamish, Snohomish and other local tribes struggled for decades for federal recognition — and some are still struggling.

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Orcas’ newest member of southern resident J Pod is female

The Center for Whale Research made the determination during a photo and aerial survey of the pod.

  • May 31, 2022
  • By Wire Service
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Seattle mayor plans big spending to ease homelessness

Mayor Bruce Harrell was elected last year on a platform of addressing public safety and the issue of homeless camps in public spaces like parks.

  • May 31, 2022
  • By Wire Service
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9-year-old girl survives rare cougar attack in Stevens County

The girl fought back while her friends ran for their lives. Adults rushed to help and found the girl covered in blood.

  • May 31, 2022
  • By Wire Service
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Washington police say drivers aren’t stopping for them

Some blame a new state law that forbids police pursuits except under certain circumstances.

  • May 31, 2022
  • By Wire Service
U.S. Customs and Border patrol recently reopened NEXUS and other Trusted Traveler Enrollment Centers to interviews after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 1.7 million nationwide are vying for the few available interviews. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)

Millions backlogged in wait for travel programs like NEXUS

Looking to get a NEXUS pass for easy trips across the Canadian border? It might be a bit of a wait.

  • May 31, 2022
  • By Hailey Hoffman Cascadia Daily News
U.S. Customs and Border patrol recently reopened NEXUS and other Trusted Traveler Enrollment Centers to interviews after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 1.7 million nationwide are vying for the few available interviews. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)