Report predicts drastic NW bird losses due to climate change

“We’re in the midst of a bird emergency,” said the president of the National Audubon Society.

  • Oct 11, 2019

Judge won’t dismiss case on wages of immigrant detainees

AG office argued that state’s minimum wage law treats the state and federal governments equally.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Washington AG Bob Ferguson reckons he hasn’t lost to Trump yet

He’s sued the administration 50 times to date.

  • Oct 8, 2019

Tribal roles to focus on missing, murdered indigenous people

One position will be located in Olympia. The second will serve in Eastern Washington.

  • Oct 8, 2019

Climate change group not happy with Inslee

Protectors of the Salish Sea have been holding daily demonstrations on the Capitol campus.

  • Oct 7, 2019

Group says officials lagging in water cleanup plans

Suit called for the Department of Ecology to develop cleanup plans for almost 1,600 bodies of water.

  • Oct 6, 2019

Events that led to killing at Washington retirement home

One man was shot dead and two women were wounded in a shooting at Smith Tower Apartments in Vancouver.

  • Oct 5, 2019

Amendment would give state Legislature broad powers in case of catastrophe

Opponents say the authority the amendment would give is too vast and could be used “unscrupulously.”

  • Oct 4, 2019

Help pick America’s fattest bear

Over summer the bears grow comically, almost absurdly, fat on the world’s largest sockeye salmon run.

  • Oct 4, 2019

Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst to retire

Her last day will be Jan. 5, and she will complete the fall term of oral arguments before the court.

  • Oct 4, 2019

Okanogan firefighter dies a month after being burned in fire

Christian Dean Johnson died Wednesday at Harborview Medical Center, where he had been in intensive care.

  • Oct 3, 2019

Northern fur seals multiply on steaming Alaska volcano

Vents on Bogoslof Island continue to spew mud, steam and sulfurous gases two years after an eruption.

  • Oct 3, 2019

Man sues Oregon clinic over donated sperm used for 17 kids

He claims there is a violation of an agreement that allowed for no more than five children.

  • Oct 2, 2019

Feds warn about possibly tainted pills in Bellingham

The pills appear to be oxycodone but are being tested to determine whether they are tainted with fentanyl.

  • Oct 1, 2019
A gray wolf travels on an old forest road in North Central Washington. (Conservation Northwest, file)

Gov. Jay Inslee is looking for changes in wolf management

He wants to reduce the number of gray wolves that are being killed in Ferry County.

  • Oct 1, 2019
A gray wolf travels on an old forest road in North Central Washington. (Conservation Northwest, file)

Firm to pay $1 million after funneling money to Tim Eyman

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Citizen Solutions unlawfully concealed a $308,185 payment to Eyman.

  • Oct 1, 2019

WWU alerts students about hate group posters on campus

The white supremacist group Patriot Front has been recruiting across Whatcom County.

  • Oct 1, 2019

Macy’s to close landmark downtown Seattle store

The announcement came one day after employees were told of the decision by the retailer.

  • Sep 28, 2019

Mystery illnesses spur Inslee to ban flavored vape products

The rule would not apply to tribal shops, but the governor is reaching out to them for cooperation.

  • Sep 28, 2019

Portland police halt ICE agent training at facility

The city prohibits the use of city funds, personnel or equipment to enforce federal immigration law.

  • Sep 25, 2019