Vehicular homicide case dismissed over alleged misconduct

A vehicular homicide charge against a motorist who fatally struck a bicyclist was dismissed after defense attorneys successfully argued Washington State… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2018

Coast Guard air patrols to keep tabs on crabbing boats

Observations are relayed to Coast Guard vessels and state regulators.

  • Feb 4, 2018

2 die in surf while digging for clams on state beaches

Sheriff reminds people to be aware of powerful waves that can appear at any time.

  • Feb 4, 2018

State cancels lease at site of salmon net-pen collapse

Thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon were released in Puget Sound last summer.

  • Feb 4, 2018

Film on terrorist attack on train to premiere Friday

“The 15:17 to Paris” is directed by Clint Eastwood.

  • Feb 3, 2018

Sisters High aviation program draws aspiring pilots

The program helps students earn their private certificate.

  • Feb 3, 2018

Oregon principal bought gun before death, causing lockdown

A former student at the pawn shop texted a former classmate who knew the principal was on leave.

  • Feb 3, 2018

Volcano climbers crash Mount St. Helens permit website

Two and a half times more people tried getting permits this year in the first hour compared to 2017.

  • Feb 3, 2018

Legislature roll call

Senate Bill 6219, Concerning health plan coverage of reproductive health care. Passed the Senate on Jan. 31 by a vote of 26-22, one member excused.… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018
Thomas Boyd / The Oregonian file
                                Billy Williams, United States attorney for the District of Oregon, speaks at the Harney County Community Center in Burns, Oregon, in January. Williams is holding a marijuana summit to address what he calls a “massive” marijuana surplus in the state. He announced the Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 summit, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a memo outlining how states with legalized marijuana could avoid federal scrutiny.

Oregon’s top prosecutor convenes marijuana summit

Oregon has a “formidable” problem that is attracting cartels and criminal networks.

  • Feb 2, 2018
Thomas Boyd / The Oregonian file
                                Billy Williams, United States attorney for the District of Oregon, speaks at the Harney County Community Center in Burns, Oregon, in January. Williams is holding a marijuana summit to address what he calls a “massive” marijuana surplus in the state. He announced the Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 summit, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a memo outlining how states with legalized marijuana could avoid federal scrutiny.

Report: Rattlesnake Ridge landslide could last years

The slide is moving at a range of less than 1 inch per day to 1.4 feet per week.

  • Feb 1, 2018

2 charged in Seattle with trying to smuggle guns to Turkey

The weapons were ultimately destined for Kurdish fighters in Iraq.

  • Feb 1, 2018

More than 170 cows seized from Skagit County farm

About 50 other cows were found dead on the property.

  • Feb 1, 2018

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from sinking fishing vessel

The 87-foot boat sank six miles off the Washington coast, west of Cape Alava.

  • Feb 1, 2018

Man charged with hate crime in baseball-bat attack in Auburn

The unconscious victim is African American. His alleged assailant is of Asian descent.

  • Feb 1, 2018

Alaska cop cleared in shooting death of suspect

The man was handcuffed in the officer’s car but managed to get in the front seat and try to drive off.

  • Jan 31, 2018

Contamination found in workers’ new Hanford offices

Officials have struggled to get the spread under control.

  • Jan 31, 2018

Clallam County joins lawsuit against opioid drugmakers

More than 250 claims have been filed claims in federal courts nationwide.

  • Jan 31, 2018

Bill would boost protections for state’s orca population

The whales that are still around are in poor health and are struggling to raise their young.

  • Jan 31, 2018

State fines salmon farm owner $332,000 for fish escape

The state Ecology director said Cooke Aquaculture “could have and should have prevented this incident.”

  • Jan 30, 2018