In this photo taken Sept. 10, 2019, a detainee works in a kitchen area at the GEO Group’s immigration jail in Tacoma, Wash., during a media tour. After nearly four years of litigation and pandemic-related delays, a federal jury on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, began deliberating whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage to detainees who perform cooking, cleaning and other tasks at the facility – instead of the $1 per day they typically receive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Jury deciding if immigration detainees must get minimum wage

People being held at the detention center in Tacoma currently earn $1 a day for cooking and cleaning.

  • Jun 16, 2021
In this photo taken Sept. 10, 2019, a detainee works in a kitchen area at the GEO Group’s immigration jail in Tacoma, Wash., during a media tour. After nearly four years of litigation and pandemic-related delays, a federal jury on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, began deliberating whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage to detainees who perform cooking, cleaning and other tasks at the facility – instead of the $1 per day they typically receive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this Feb.14, 2019 file photo, an Airbus A380, left, and a Boeing 747, both from Lufthansa airline pass each other at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday appeared close to clinching a deal to end a damaging dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing and lift billions of dollars in punitive tariffs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Airbus-Boeing deal eases US-EU tensions but conflicts remain

For now, though, a truce in the Boeing-Airbus dispute goes a long way toward repairing a huge relationship.

FILE - In this Feb.14, 2019 file photo, an Airbus A380, left, and a Boeing 747, both from Lufthansa airline pass each other at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday appeared close to clinching a deal to end a damaging dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing and lift billions of dollars in punitive tariffs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Grays Harbor health officials try to counter vaccine myths

Fears that the COVID-19 shot causes infertility are running rampant, they say.

Deer foaming at the mouth, dropping dead in San Juan Islands

Residents reported more than 50 dead deer to state and local wildlife officials since early May.

  • Jun 14, 2021

Woman, man found dead in fire at Seattle homeless encampment

The deadly blaze took place in the city’s Mount Baker neighborhood.

  • Jun 14, 2021

Fire destroys bar days after owner testified in murder trial

The cause of the blaze near Yakima hasn’t been determined and whether it was connected to the trial wasn’t clear.

  • Jun 14, 2021

Portland cops union contract negotiations head to mediation

If agreement isn’t reached, an arbitrator will review each sides’ “last best offer” and pick one.

  • Jun 14, 2021

Body of missing Oregon man found in Maine lake

Authorities had been searching for him since June 8.

  • Jun 14, 2021
Hikers walk along the Pacific Crest Trail near Hart's Pass in Okanogan County. (Kate Schmidt)

Hiking trail app will help avoid crowded Northwest trails

The app is currently functional in Kittitas, Grant, Douglas, Chelan, and Okanogan counties.

  • Jun 14, 2021
Hikers walk along the Pacific Crest Trail near Hart's Pass in Okanogan County. (Kate Schmidt)

Seattle police officer struck, killed in I-5 accident

Officer reportedly was driving home from work when she pulled over on the interstate to help.

Bothell man sentenced for illegally trading Amazon stock

He got confidential information from his wife, who was an Amazon finance employee at the time.

Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gambling Commission OKs pacts with tribes for sports betting

Agreements with the Tulalips, Stillaguamish and 13 other tribes await approval by the governor and the feds.

Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gambling Commission OKs sports betting at tribal casinos

The proposal involves 15 tribes, including the Tulalips and Stillaguamish, and now goes to the governor.

FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, a sign at the headquarters for the Washington state Employment Security Department is shown at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's rush to get unemployment benefits to residents who lost jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak left it vulnerable to criminals who made off with hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

State’s unemployment recipients must look for work after July 4

The change comes after Washington reported the third straight weekly decline in jobless claims.

  • Jun 10, 2021
FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, a sign at the headquarters for the Washington state Employment Security Department is shown at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's rush to get unemployment benefits to residents who lost jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak left it vulnerable to criminals who made off with hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Cami Feek (Washington State Employment Security Department)

Inslee names new head of ESD; vax lottery winners contacted

The governor chose acting commissioner Cami Feek to lead the Employment Security Department.

Cami Feek (Washington State Employment Security Department)
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks at a news conference as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee looks on, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Lumen Field Events Center in Seattle. Durkan and other officials announced Wednesday that a mass COVID-19 vaccination site would begin operation at the facility Saturday, and said it would be the largest civilian-led vaccination site in the country. Lumen Field is the home stadium of the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team and the Seattle Sounders MLS soccer team. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mayor: Seattle first to fully vaccinate 70% of residents

The city will launch new efforts to support reopening stores, restaurants, and arts and culture programs.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks at a news conference as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee looks on, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Lumen Field Events Center in Seattle. Durkan and other officials announced Wednesday that a mass COVID-19 vaccination site would begin operation at the facility Saturday, and said it would be the largest civilian-led vaccination site in the country. Lumen Field is the home stadium of the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team and the Seattle Sounders MLS soccer team. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this photo taken Dec. 7, 2015, a worker cleans a display case at the Ganja Goddess Cannabis Store in Seattle. On Monday, June 7, 2021, Washington state officials announced that the state's nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics and offering a single, free pre-rolled marijuana cigarette to any adult over 21 who receives a shot on-site, but due to federal law and other complications, it's not clear if any of the state's legal pot shops will participate. A current manager at Ganja Goddess said that they would not be participating because they do not have space to host a clinic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Washington’s ‘joints for jabs’ vaccine program falling flat

Some health care providers are queasy about setting up a clinic on the site of a marijuana business.

FILE - In this photo taken Dec. 7, 2015, a worker cleans a display case at the Ganja Goddess Cannabis Store in Seattle. On Monday, June 7, 2021, Washington state officials announced that the state's nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics and offering a single, free pre-rolled marijuana cigarette to any adult over 21 who receives a shot on-site, but due to federal law and other complications, it's not clear if any of the state's legal pot shops will participate. A current manager at Ganja Goddess said that they would not be participating because they do not have space to host a clinic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last summer in north-central Washington. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Washington can expect a warmer, drier summer — and more fires

The Department of Natural Resources has responded to 615 wildfires across the state since January.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last summer in north-central Washington. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Debt collector to return $475K to Washington consumers

AG Bob Ferguson took Machol & Johannes to court for filing improper wage-garnishment applications.

  • Jun 9, 2021

Bank robber who appeared on TV show sentenced

Richard T. Young pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court June 4 and got two years in prison.