False tsunami warning sent to Washington coast

The state’s agency that runs monthly tests believes a software problem caused a test malfunction.

  • May 8, 2018

Waste tunnel collapse at Hanford a year ago was wakeup call

Hanford watchers say the collapse was the result of limited money to address aging facilities.

  • May 8, 2018

14 arrests as Seattle environmental protest closes street

They blocked Second Avenue to protest tar sands projects and oil pipelines.

  • May 8, 2018

Stakes high as Seattle considers business tax for homeless

The proposal would have employers making at least $20 million paying about $500 a year per worker.

  • May 8, 2018

Student remarks about principal’s misconduct were deleted

Police began investigating earlier this year after a teacher reported overhearing a rumor.

  • May 8, 2018

Review: Corrections center broke rules, inflated budget

Cedar Creek Corrections Center is a minimum-security facility about 11 miles southwest of Olympia.

  • May 7, 2018

Backers pursuing energy-storage project along Columbia River

Project aims to use excess power generated by wind turbines to pump water between reservoirs.

  • May 7, 2018

State to step in after EPA declines to test air quality

Federal regulators declined to restart testing emissions from a smelter in Canada.

  • May 7, 2018

Suit alleges man infected with hepatitis after ER visit

Man was being treated for kidney stones in December at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.

  • May 6, 2018

Seattle University removes archbishop’s name from complex

Change made for role in covering up for a known pedophile priest for years beginning in the 1960s.

  • May 6, 2018

Man asks for help finding fallen son’s flag

Flag and other items were stolen when someone broke into his truck in White Swan in April.

  • May 6, 2018

Webcam at UO offers bird’s-eye view of osprey nest

A pair of osprey have been taking turns sitting on two eggs since mid-April.

  • May 5, 2018

Selah man sentenced to life in money-lending store slayings

Karina Morales-Rodriguez and Marta Martinez were working at a MoneyTree store.

State plans to convert biggest ferries to electric power

The hybrid ferries would mostly run on electricity and use diesel engines for backup.

Solar panels on farmland stir debate in central Washington

For some, it’s an unwelcome precedent for turning crop land over to solar-energy production.

  • May 5, 2018

Mountain goat removal project could start this summer

About 90 percent of the animals are expected to be transported to the Cascades.

  • May 5, 2018

500-year-old skeletons headed for Native American tribes

The skeletons were discovered in sagebrush in 2017 by an Idaho Department of Fish and Game worker.

  • May 4, 2018

Puyallup nurse arrested in hepatitis exposure case

The hospital is testing 2,600 former patients who received injections at the emergency department.

  • May 4, 2018
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray takes a question at a news conference at City Hall, in Seattle on June 14, 2017. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Former foster son of ex-Seattle mayor Murray files lawsuit

The lawsuit claims Murray improperly used his office to commit unwanted sexual acts against.

  • May 4, 2018
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray takes a question at a news conference at City Hall, in Seattle on June 14, 2017. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Alaska Air Group expands headquarters by Sea-Tac

The company expects the 128,000-square-foot building to be completed in early 2020.

  • May 4, 2018