Citing whales, Seattle mayor protests Navy training plans

In a letter, Jenny Durkan asked the Navy to incorporate more safeguards for southern resident orcas.

  • Jun 13, 2019

Sound Transit light rail shuts down — briefly, but completely

Damaged lines apparently were the trigger for a cascade of delays and frustration.

  • Jun 13, 2019

Jury awards duck boat crash passenger from Montana $4M

Crash killed five college students and injured dozens.

  • Jun 13, 2019

Suspect in 1987 murders — and ‘genetic genealogy’ — go on trial

Jury selection is under way for the unprecedented case of William Talbott. The nation will be watching.

Truckers, loggers push back on Oregon’s climate proposals

Comes as a legislative panel approved a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Jun 12, 2019

Businesses, hospitals pledge $49M for homeless housing

Plymouth Housing has launched a $75 million campaign to double its units in Seattle.

  • Jun 12, 2019

Yakima County coroner releases name of 5th shooting victim

Two members of the Yakama Nation have been arrested in connection with the five slayings.

  • Jun 12, 2019

Suquamish Tribe intends to sue Navy over sewage spills

It says the Navy has discharged “hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated sewage” into local waters.

  • Jun 12, 2019

State Supreme Court hears arguments over Legislature records

Justices had pointed questions for lawyers representing both state lawmakers and a news coalition.

  • Jun 12, 2019

Oregon Senate votes to ban single-use plastic bags

The bill will now go to Gov. Kate Brown, who has previously spoken in support of the measure.

  • Jun 11, 2019

Operator: 2 units of Montana coal plant to close this year

Demand for coal is dropping as utilities turn to cheap natural gas and renewable energy,

  • Jun 11, 2019

Oregon preparing for possible interstate pot commerce

Would empower the governor to enter agreements with other states for the transfer of marijuana.

  • Jun 11, 2019

Records: 2 men took child hostage after reservation killings

The child managed to escape as the men stole a vehicle and drove away.

  • Jun 11, 2019

Everett’s dead gray whale was skinny and undernourished

So far this year, 28 gray whales have died on Washington beaches. This time last year, there were 10.

Two charged in connection with deaths on reservation

Both men were identified in the documents as members of the Yakama Nation.

  • Jun 10, 2019

State attorney general sues Wapato city administrator

Accuses Juan Orozco of violating ethics and open meetings laws.

  • Jun 10, 2019

Annual disclosure: Tax breaks saved Boeing $230M in 2018

The company again took advantage of tax reductions enacted by the Legislature for aerospace companies.

Media, Legislature to argue before state Supreme Court

News organizations say the records of legislators should be public, and they have sued.

  • Jun 10, 2019

Bremerton council bans single-use plastic bags by 2020

Plastic bags less than 2.25 millimeters thick will be banned, with some exceptions.

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announce marriage

He announced the nuptials Sunday in an Instagram post.