Seattle mayor OKs ‘emergency dismantling’ of waterfront pier

The pier between the Seattle Aquarium and the Great Wheel holds up Waterfront Park.

  • Aug 15, 2020

We’re still not allowed to go to Canada

We’re also not allowed to go to Mexico.

  • Aug 14, 2020

Inslee visits Brewster, the latest virus hot spot in state

Lightly populated Okanogan County now has the highest rate of COVID-19 cases in the state.

Coast Guard searching for 2 fishermen off Cape Flattery

One man was rescued from a lifeboat after a 66-foot commercial fishing boat began to take on water.

  • Aug 13, 2020

Primary turnout in Washington state highest seen in decades

Secretary of State Kim Wyman said counties should prepare for a potential November turnout of up to 90%.

  • Aug 13, 2020

Seattle mayor appeals recall decision to state Supreme Court

A petition seeks to recall Jenny Durkan over her role in the police response to protests.

  • Aug 13, 2020

Seattle police chief to resign following department cuts

Carmen Best, the city’s first Black police chief, said her retirement will be effective Sept. 2.

  • Aug 11, 2020

Rampaging Portland protesters use mortar, 2 officers injured

Many in the city had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago.

  • Aug 10, 2020

Online event marks 50th anniversary of Whidbey orca’s capture

A campaign to return the orca to the Salish Sea began 25 years ago, spurred by the 1993 film “Free Willy.”

‘Very concerning’ Postal Service changes could impact voting

The closing of facilities in Olympia, Everett and Pasco resulted in just 5.6% of expected cost savings.

  • Aug 10, 2020

Hanford was a midwife to the atomic age

Washington is still struggling to correct the unexpected legacy of big messes and bad decisions.

  • Aug 10, 2020

Court rules in lawsuit challenging voter guide statement

The state Supreme Court ruled against Chris Reykdal, who sued his reelection opponent for defamation.

  • Aug 8, 2020

State reports 11 cases of inflammatory pediatric syndrome

Six of the cases in Washington are children 9 or younger and five are in children 10 or older.

  • Aug 7, 2020

Rare white bald eagle treated for injury on San Juan Island

The unusual light coloring is caused by a genetic mutation that affects pigmentation of the feathers.

  • Aug 6, 2020

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

That includes Snohomish County. But the he backs reopening elementaries in counties with low infection rates.

Famed Seattle DJ Pat O’Day dies at 85

He is credited with helping the Seattle music scene rise to national prominence.

  • Aug 5, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee cruises, with GOP’s Loren Culp a strong 2nd

Denny Heck leads the contest for lieutenant governor. Incumbent Democrats routed foes in other statewide races.

Inslee orders flags to be lowered in memory of officers

The honors are for Bothell Police Officer Jonathan Shoop and Washington State Patrol Trooper Justin R. Schaffer.

  • Aug 4, 2020

More travelers are flying in and out of Yakima

The increase in passengers has led Alaska Airlines to add a 2nd daily flight to Seattle.

Man accused in Bothell officer’s death pleads not guilty

Henry Eugene Washington, 37, was charged in King County Superior Court on July 17.