Gray wolf protections on track to survive the current Congress

Plans to remove wolves in 48 states from the Endangered Species Act are being resisted by Patty Murray.

  • Dec 4, 2018

Homeless man turns in $17K cash he found outside food bank

Knew giving the money to the Sumner Food Bank would benefit more people than just himself.

  • Dec 4, 2018

Local pot ban petition in WA may head to voters or court

Clerk found there were enough valid signatures for a petition challenging Richland’s pot moratorium.

  • Dec 4, 2018

Seattle shelter to review safety protocols after shots fired

At least two shots were fired in and outside the Navigation Center.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Oregon pushes for legalization of psychedelic mushrooms

A similar effort to legalize in California failed recently.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Senate Republicans criticize planned rape investigation

State Sen. Joe Fain, who lost bid for re-election, has denied allegation.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Judge asks if new Seattle police contract undermines reforms

Incident in 2014 raises concerns about police accountability.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Tacoma newspaper to lay off dozens of employees in 2019

Affected positions are related to decision to outsource printing and ad-inserting to other printers.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Western State Hospital sees rise in attacks

Patients, their families and health care workers are fearful on a daily basis, an investigation found.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Hearing on Monday for Arlington-Marysville industrial center

The city council hopes to adopt the area’s master blueprint for job creation. The hearing is at 7 p.m.

Navy ‘terminating discussions’ about impact of Growlers

The law requires federal agencies to consider the effects a project may have on historic properties.

Seattle theater cancels show after security threats

A former employee of the 5th Avenue Theater posted threatening language on social media, police said.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Questions raised over secrecy around Seattle quake study

Findings indicate Seattle would lose all water pressure within 24 hours of a catastrophic quake.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

Overcoming regulatory hurdles and safety issues appears to be a challenge.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Officers justified in fatal shooting of man in Bandon

Six officers justified in their use of deadly force.

  • Dec 2, 2018

Lawmaker: Sexual harassment culture still at Oregon Capitol

The Bureau of Labor and Industries previously identified two interns who reported being harassed.

  • Dec 2, 2018

Earthquake doesn’t disrupt food, fuel supply to Alaska

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled Anchorage, the state’s largest city, early Friday morning.

  • Dec 2, 2018

Spokane high school students to watch space mission

Gonzaga Prep grad Lt. Col. Anna McClain is a crew member of NASA’s Expedition 58.

  • Dec 2, 2018
Sam Walton talks to reporters in Little Rock, Arkansas, on July 7, 1984. The namesake foundation of Walton of the Walmart retail empire has been the largest supporter of privately-run, publicly-funded charter schools that have become politically polarizing. Walton joins Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, who have all been crowned the world’s richest man, and then spent much of that fortune on education philanthropy. (AP Photos/Danny Johnston, File)

Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

Dedicating half of his new $2 billion Bezos Day One Fund toward creating free preschools.

  • Dec 2, 2018
Sam Walton talks to reporters in Little Rock, Arkansas, on July 7, 1984. The namesake foundation of Walton of the Walmart retail empire has been the largest supporter of privately-run, publicly-funded charter schools that have become politically polarizing. Walton joins Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, who have all been crowned the world’s richest man, and then spent much of that fortune on education philanthropy. (AP Photos/Danny Johnston, File)

DNA used to identify remains of sailor killed in WWII

The Department of Defense was matching DNA records of bones buried in unmarked graves in Hawaii.

  • Dec 2, 2018