Contamination found in workers’ new Hanford offices

Officials have struggled to get the spread under control.

  • Jan 31, 2018

Clallam County joins lawsuit against opioid drugmakers

More than 250 claims have been filed claims in federal courts nationwide.

  • Jan 31, 2018

Bill would boost protections for state’s orca population

The whales that are still around are in poor health and are struggling to raise their young.

  • Jan 31, 2018

State fines salmon farm owner $332,000 for fish escape

The state Ecology director said Cooke Aquaculture “could have and should have prevented this incident.”

  • Jan 30, 2018

Federal judge wants opioid lawsuits to end in settlement

The city of Everett is among the governmental plaintiffs nationwide whose lawsuits have been consolidated.

  • Jan 30, 2018

Forgotten tank is likely source of oil on Columbia River

The tank likely contains about 2,000 gallons of heavy, sludge-like oil, the Coast Guard said.

  • Jan 30, 2018

Experts pull prediction for looming Rattlesnake Ridge slide

Geologists previously thought the slide would happen between January and early March.

  • Jan 30, 2018

Daughter of Spokane prosecutor reportedly made death threats

Co-workers accused her of saying she would burn, bomb, poison and kill them.

  • Jan 30, 2018

Joe Arpaio’s event in Spokane canceled after backlash

President Trump pardoned the former Arizona sheriff of his racial profiling criminal conviction.

  • Jan 30, 2018

Cantwell bringing immigration activist to State of the Union

After protesting at the Tacoma detention center for years, the feds slated her for deportation.

  • Jan 30, 2018

Photo gallery: Bezos opens the Amazon spheres in Seattle

The rainforest-like conservatory is home to more than 40,000 plants from 50 countries.

Striking Amazon ‘Spheres’ landmark opens in downtown Seattle

The rainforest conservatory is home to more than 40,000 plants from 50 countries on five continents.

  • Jan 30, 2018

Radioactive contamination triggers Hanford management change

The Department of Energy is replacing managers after contamination was again found on a worker’s vehicle.

  • Jan 30, 2018

Police investigating death of man found in car as homicide

Police said a 29-year-old Renton man was found deceased with a bullet wound to the back.

Big Pine is dead; Oregon campground’s fate up in the air

For a while it was the tallest known ponderosa pine tree in the world, and had a 17-foot circumference.

  • Jan 29, 2018

Inslee rejects permit for oil-by-rail terminal at Vancouver

The proposed venture would have received about 360,000 barrels of oil a day by train for water shipment.

  • Jan 29, 2018

Suit tries to block roundup of nearly 10,000 Nevada mustangs

Activists accuse the Bureau of Land Management of violating the National Environmental Policy Act.

  • Jan 29, 2018

Crew member dies in helicopter crash during mule deer survey

The aircraft crashed Saturday during the first day of deer capture efforts in the Blue Mountains.

  • Jan 29, 2018

King County property owners to see higher tax bill

Residents will pay nearly 17 percent more, on average. In Bellevue, the increase will be 21.6 percent.

  • Jan 29, 2018

It’s like a Google Street View for the Stillaguamish River

FishViews offers virtual access to places on that and other rivers where people normally don’t go.