Melted Alaska sea ice alarms coast residents, scientists

Sea surface temperatures last week were as high as 9 degrees above the 1981-2010 average.

  • Jun 30, 2019

Seattle hospital closes main operating rooms for air quality

Found deficiencies after bringing in outside industrial hygienists to assess air quality.

  • Jun 30, 2019

Democrats demand action on Republican who threatened police

Lawmakers have until midnight to move through some of the biggest priorities of the session.

  • Jun 30, 2019

Woman’s body found outside Bellevue hotel

There was no obvious sign of trauma.

  • Jun 30, 2019

Plans submitted to limit pollution in Spokane River

All argue that a limit for PCBs set by regulators would be too costly to meet in the coming years.

  • Jun 30, 2019

Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill

Democrats have a majority in the Senate but need at least 2 Republicans to vote on legislation.

  • Jun 29, 2019

Washington state’s population tops 7.5 million

The Office of Financial Management said the state has grown by 118,800 residents over the past year.

  • Jun 29, 2019

State officials seek to preserve open space land

Part of an effort by King County to protect the region’s open spaces from development.

  • Jun 28, 2019

Idaho prosecutors ask to delay sentencing in hemp case

Two men pleaded guilty to drug trafficking after they were arrested for hauling industrial hemp.

  • Jun 27, 2019

House Democratic staffer dies after suffering heart attack

Jim Richards, 57, had served as communications director for the caucus for nearly five years.

  • Jun 27, 2019

DOE: No changes planned for Washington state nuclear waste

Inslee, AG Ferguson deemed policy changes aw potentially a “reckless and dangerous action.”

  • Jun 27, 2019

Group wants grizzly bears restored to more Western states

Meanwhile, the Feds want to lift protections for about 700 bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

  • Jun 27, 2019

Inquiry sparked by senator’s comments about sexism, racism

Said she experienced “hate, sexism, racism and misogyny” during closed-door Democratic meetings.

  • Jun 27, 2019

State official recommends long-term drought plans

Says water “is going to be scarce and the cost will go up.”

  • Jun 27, 2019

Truckers, loggers circle Oregon Capitol amid climate fight

Rural residents say Democrats from urban areas don’t understand their way of life.

  • Jun 27, 2019

He would rev his truck engine during neighbor’s piano lessons

Now the Selah man has to pay the piano teacher $40,000 for causing her emotional stress.

  • Jun 27, 2019

Among 9 other candidates, Inslee gets his 6 minutes of fame

Here’s what the governor, a longshot presidential candidate, said in Miami Wednesday night.

German tourists run over, killed at Washington swimming hole

Police arrested David E. Croswell, 71, of Washougal and held him on suspicion of vehicular homicide.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Man fleeing trooper on 520 bridge plunges 60 feet into lake

He was taken to a hospital for evaluation and booked into jail on a felony warrant.

  • Jun 25, 2019

Health impact from smoke rises with more intense wildfires

The West Coast and the Rocky Mountains are widely expected to suffer the most from blazes.

  • Jun 25, 2019