A gift idea for a troubled relationship: intervention

Appointment flap is latest dispute in protracted rift between Senate Republicans and Lt. Gov. Habib.

Seattle barrel firm allegedly used hidden drain to pollute

Company refurbishes used industrial and commercial barrels and drums.

  • Dec 19, 2019

What the state’s 10 House members have said about impeachment

Unsurprisingly, Washington’s seven Democrats are in favor and three Republicans are opposed.

Per-mile Washington gas tax moves forward

The current system has brought in less money in recent years due to electric and fuel-efficient cars.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Neo-Nazi suspect, tied to Arlington, charged with gun crime

A judge granted an “extreme risk” protection order against Kaleb Cole, whose whereabouts are unknown.

Bremerton teacher says she was locked in room with violent boy

She recalled so many kicks and punches from the student that she couldn’t count them all.

  • Dec 18, 2019

New study says Puget Sound is an earthquake hot zone

Research from academics, government and industry helped produce a National Seismic Hazard Model.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Feds fund $1.4 billion South Puget Sound light rail project

The project would extend the light rail from Angle Lake south to the city of Federal Way.

State sues to end arrests of immigrants at courthouses

The lawsuit contends the practice is unconstitutional and deters crime victims from testifying.

Interior Department, states appeal sage grouse ruling

Idaho and Wyoming back the Trump administration plan that eases restrictions on energy companies.

  • Dec 17, 2019

Spokane Tribe finally wins compensation for Grand Coulee Dam

Tribe will receive $6 million a year for 10 years, and $8 million a year after that.

  • Dec 17, 2019

Washington sues feds over courthouse immigration arrests

The lawsuit contends that ICE agents patrolling the courthouse deter crime victims from testifying.

  • Dec 17, 2019

Van crashes into crowded store near Seattle, injuring 11

Police: “The male driver was the getaway driver for the female that was shoplifting inside the Ross.”

  • Dec 17, 2019

Auditor: Finance director stole $6.9M from Pierce Co. agency

The suspect claimed she embezzled at the insistence of the housing authority’s executive director.

  • Dec 17, 2019

Spokane considers noise-emitting devices to deter loiterers

The so-called Mosquito device emits a high-frequency noise audible to people between 13 and 25 years old.

  • Dec 16, 2019

Judge allows Eyman to join car-tab initiative legal case

A request for outside counsel Eyman says would act as “adult supervision” over the AG was rejected.

  • Dec 14, 2019

Pike Place Market newsstand to close after 40 years

People don’t read printed material anymore, the owner said.

  • Dec 14, 2019

Ferguson, Inslee seek ban on sale of assault-weapons

The measures would let people keep the high-capacity magazines and assault weapons they already own.

  • Dec 13, 2019

Snow storm to hit Washington state mountains this week

Transportation officials closed state Route 20 or North Cascades Highway for the season Wednesday.

  • Dec 12, 2019

Shoreline neighbors opposed to cutting trees for a sidewalk

130 trees stand in the way of the project.

  • Dec 12, 2019