Auditors say drainage official misused $413,000

The Washington State Auditor’s Office also stated there’s an additional $66,000 in “questionable” payments over the last eight years.

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

Ferry departing Seattle strikes whale; Coast Guard searching

The whale breached in front of the M/V Wenatchee after it departed for Bainbridge Island.

Getting rid of the two-party system isn’t as popular as hoped

Setbacks in 2018 derailed an effort by Brian Baird and Chris Vance to boost independent political power.

3 children, woman wounded by gunfire in Southeast Seattle

Injured were a 27-year-old woman, an 8-year-old boy, a toddler and a 10-year-old girl.

  • May 28, 2019

Washington faces an especially bad wildfire season

Conditions are already abnormally dry. The state Department of Natural Resources fought 54 fires in March.

  • May 28, 2019

Spokane mayor seeking to lure jobs and residents to city

He sells it as a place with an educated workforce, cheap housing, shorter commutes and lots of amenities.

  • May 27, 2019

Inslee reaches donor requirement to qualify for first debate

Likely guarantees him a spot in the first Democratic debate in late June.

  • May 27, 2019

Road closes when bee boxes fall off university truck

WSU has a breeding program and research lab to study and protect bee populations.

  • May 26, 2019

Tracking the paths of pollinators

Worldwide focus on the importance of pollinators and the critical services they provide

  • May 26, 2019

Seattle Children’s Hospital confirms baby has measles

It’s the fifth measles case in King County this month.

  • May 26, 2019

Huge firefighting Boeing 747 ready for wildfire season

It’s a converted -400 model and can dump up to 19,200 gallons of retardant or water.

Grizzly bears push into lowland areas as legal fight drags

They now occupy almost 27,000 square miles, a range that has grown 34 percent in the past decade.

  • May 25, 2019

Radioactive substance spills at UW Medicine building

Thirteen people were exposed and 10 were admitted to Harborview’s emergency room.

  • May 25, 2019

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

Particularly along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years.

  • May 25, 2019

Duck boat crash driver accepts $2M settlement from company

The 2015 crash in Seattle left 5 college students dead and several injured.

  • May 25, 2019

Suit: TriMet, police failed to prevent fatal train attack

Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best were stabbed at Portland’s Hollywood transit station in 2017.

  • May 24, 2019

Eyman’s co-defendants found liable in state lawsuit

Citizen Solutions “willfully and deliberately” failed to follow court orders and discovery rules.

  • May 24, 2019

Clallam Corrections Center locked down following fight

81 inmates were involved in the prison-yard altercation. Five were treated for injuries.

  • May 23, 2019

Officials: Coal moves hasten but don’t increase emissions

Sales were largely halted in 2016 under President Barack Obama over worries about climate change.

  • May 23, 2019