Washington approves banning ‘gay panic’ defense of homicide

The measure is named after Nikki Kuhnhausen, a transgender teen who was killed last year.

  • Feb 27, 2020

Extra ballots accidently sent to hundreds in Douglas County

A machine malfunction resulted in about 400 voters receiving two ballots for the March 10 primary.

  • Feb 27, 2020

House committee approves death penalty repeal bill

The Senate passed the bill on a 28-18 vote last month.

  • Feb 27, 2020

2 Bellevue High School teens survive fentanyl overdose

Both boys believed they were taking Percocet, which they bought from the street.

  • Feb 27, 2020

Blue bump: Democratic majority in Snohomish, King counties

A new survey found that 52% of adults in the area say they are Democrats or that they lean Democratic.

New report on Snake River dams could affect power bills

An anxiously awaited study on Columbia Basin salmon could have a ripple effect in Snohomish County.

Delta reduces flights to Korea as virus outbreak spreads

The carrier said it will reduce flights from Seoul to Atlanta, Detroit and Seattle to five times a week.

  • Feb 26, 2020

Lawmakers find many patches to cover hole in road budgets

Spending plans use transfers and other tools to offset $453M less in revenue due to Initiative 976

Paid family leave claims are triple what was anticipated

It’s taking up to 10 weeks to process payments from the new state program.

  • Feb 25, 2020

Repealing Boeing’s big tax break could be a bumpy ride

It will be ended to avoid a trade dispute. But workers want Boeing to make changes if it’s later restored.

Jury convicts ex-Microsoft worker in digital currency scheme

The 25-year-old Ukrainian citizen helped test the company’s online retail sales platform.

  • Feb 25, 2020

Store clerk, robbery suspect stab each other during struggle

“It sounds like the suspect came in and the clerk fought back,” said a King County sheriff’s spokesman.

  • Feb 25, 2020

State Democrats propose increased spending on homelessness

On Monday, House and Senate leaders unveiled supplemental spending plans for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Tribal-casino sports betting bill advances in Legislature

Some have suggested sports betting should also be allowed in card rooms and at horse tracks.

Skagit County potato farmers lost crops due to heavy rain

They were unable to harvest an estimated 3 square miles of potatoes in the fall.

  • Feb 24, 2020

Police arrest 6 at South Lake Union demonstration in Seattle

Police said some marchers tried to get past a bicycle line and one person assaulted an officer.

  • Feb 24, 2020

Bernie Sanders campaign headquarters in Seattle vandalized

“This is not going to be something that deters us,” the candidate’s state field worker said.

  • Feb 22, 2020

Bill would ease penalties for HIV exposure in Washington

Health officials say changing the law from a felony to a misdemeanor will reduce the risk of exposure.

  • Feb 22, 2020

Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses

Greyhound, the nation’s largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2020

Judge: Tim Eyman concealed $766,000 in campaign donations

AG Bob Ferguson accused Eyman of laundering political donations and accepting kickbacks.

  • Feb 21, 2020