In this undated photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a wolf of the Teanaway Pack fitted with a radio collar in the Teanaway area of Washington's Central Cascades in Washington state. 
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules governing the killing of wolves involved in conflicts with livestock. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

Wolf hunts could start in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin — crucial battlegrounds in the Nov. 3 election.

  • Oct 29, 2020
In this undated photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a wolf of the Teanaway Pack fitted with a radio collar in the Teanaway area of Washington's Central Cascades in Washington state. 
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules governing the killing of wolves involved in conflicts with livestock. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)
FILE - In this July 31, 2013, file photo, tourists visiting the Mendenhall Glacier in the Tongass National Forest are reflected in a pool of water as they make their way to Nugget Falls in Juneau, Alaska. The U.S. Forest Service announced plans Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, to lift restrictions on road building and logging in Tongass National Forest, a largely pristine rainforest in southeast Alaska that provides habitat for wolves, bears and salmon. Conservation groups vowed to fight the decision. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Feds to open logging, road-building in Tongass National Forest

Conservation groups vowed to fight the decision, calling it short-sighted and driven by politics.

  • Oct 29, 2020
FILE - In this July 31, 2013, file photo, tourists visiting the Mendenhall Glacier in the Tongass National Forest are reflected in a pool of water as they make their way to Nugget Falls in Juneau, Alaska. The U.S. Forest Service announced plans Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, to lift restrictions on road building and logging in Tongass National Forest, a largely pristine rainforest in southeast Alaska that provides habitat for wolves, bears and salmon. Conservation groups vowed to fight the decision. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
The Hanford nuclear site. (Business Wire)

Longer transition allowed for $16B in contracts at Hanford

The plan will help employees comply with safety guidelines intended to limit the spread of COVID-19.

  • Oct 28, 2020
The Hanford nuclear site. (Business Wire)

Baby stuck between 2 countries now has home and family in US

Because of the virus outbreak, the parents faced closed doors and unresponsive officials.

  • Oct 28, 2020
This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials for a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the company. On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced that the Food and Drug Administration is letting it resume testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S. (Cheryl Gerber/Johnson & Johnson via AP)

Washington joins multi-state review pact on COVID-19 vaccine

Inslee said he was “cautiously optimistic” that most people would choose to get the vaccine.

This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials for a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the company. On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced that the Food and Drug Administration is letting it resume testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S. (Cheryl Gerber/Johnson & Johnson via AP)
CORRECTS NAME OF CANDIDATE AT LEFT TO MAIA ESPINOZA INSTEAD OF OF MONICA MARCHETTI - Maia Espinoza, a candidate for Washington state superintendent of public instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo taken by Monica Marchetti and provided by her campaign. Espinoza is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (AP Photo)

State Supreme Court explains ruling in voter guide case

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal had claimed his challenger, Maia Espinoza, defamed him.

CORRECTS NAME OF CANDIDATE AT LEFT TO MAIA ESPINOZA INSTEAD OF OF MONICA MARCHETTI - Maia Espinoza, a candidate for Washington state superintendent of public instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo taken by Monica Marchetti and provided by her campaign. Espinoza is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (AP Photo)
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks to reporters in her office, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Wyman was talking about a series of election- and ballot-security bills her office is asking the Washington Legislature to consider during the current session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Officials encourage vigilance for election misinformation

Secretary of State Kim Wyman said there have not been any breaches of the state’s election system so far.

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks to reporters in her office, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Wyman was talking about a series of election- and ballot-security bills her office is asking the Washington Legislature to consider during the current session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Authorities investigating gun pulled at demonstrations

Someone flung a bucket of liquid at the man, who drew the gun. He told officers his eyes burned.

  • Oct 26, 2020
On West 12th Street across from the Erie International Airport, Steven Lantz-Gordon, 24, at left, of Harborcreek Township, waves a flag in support of President Donald Trump near David Oberg, 60, at right, of Grand Valley, who raises a flag in support of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden during a rally held by Trump, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Erie International Airport, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Millcreek Township, Pa. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

Military, police in state prepare for post-election unrest

The Seattle office of the FBI says there are “no credible threats at this time.”

  • Oct 26, 2020
On West 12th Street across from the Erie International Airport, Steven Lantz-Gordon, 24, at left, of Harborcreek Township, waves a flag in support of President Donald Trump near David Oberg, 60, at right, of Grand Valley, who raises a flag in support of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden during a rally held by Trump, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Erie International Airport, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Millcreek Township, Pa. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

Seattle cop’s repeated punches were excessive, probe finds

The city’s civilian-led Office of Police Accountability has released reports on several summer incidents.

  • Oct 24, 2020
FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, an orca leaps out of the water near a whale watching boat in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. Habitat protections for an endangered population of orcas would be greatly expanded under a proposal to be advanced by NOAA Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Millions have been spent on orca recovery: Is it working?

Restoring destroyed salmon habitat is the key to regaining Southern Resident killer whale numbers.

FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, an orca leaps out of the water near a whale watching boat in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. Habitat protections for an endangered population of orcas would be greatly expanded under a proposal to be advanced by NOAA Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
This giant Asian hornet was among three captured this week in Blaine. They were outfitted with radio trackers. (Washington State Department of Agriculture) 20201023

‘Murder’ hornet nest is found in Blaine and will be destroyed

Entomologists were finally successful in finding the nest by attaching radio trackers to three hornets.

This giant Asian hornet was among three captured this week in Blaine. They were outfitted with radio trackers. (Washington State Department of Agriculture) 20201023
A technician works in a TVW control room, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, during a debate in Olympia, Wash., between U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., shown at right on the video monitor, and Washington Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, left, in the race for lieutenant governor of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Lieutenant governor debate: Heck, Liias agree on most issues

Both said they would not seek reelection as governor if the current governor left office.

A technician works in a TVW control room, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, during a debate in Olympia, Wash., between U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., shown at right on the video monitor, and Washington Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, left, in the race for lieutenant governor of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Jeffrey Beeler, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Pramila Jayapal, Craig Keller, Tim Hazelo.

COVID isn’t the only issue in contests for three House seats

Incumbent Democrats face challengers who talk about immigration, federal spending and term limits.

Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Jeffrey Beeler, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Pramila Jayapal, Craig Keller, Tim Hazelo.
Broken windows are shown at a Starbucks store, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Protesters broke windows at the store earlier in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle, Portland, New York sue over Trump’s ‘anarchy’ label

The Justice Department has threatened to slash federal funding to the three cities.

  • Oct 22, 2020
Broken windows are shown at a Starbucks store, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Protesters broke windows at the store earlier in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee faces political newcomer as he seeks rare third term

The last three-term governor in Washington was Republican Dan Evans, from 1965 to 1977.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp smiles while greeting supporters at a rally Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Mount Vernon, Wash. Culp, police chief of the town of Republic, Wash., is running against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee in November. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Culp is an atypical GOP candidate for Washington governor

Unlike most previous GOP candidates for the state’s top office, he is a first-time politician.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp smiles while greeting supporters at a rally Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Mount Vernon, Wash. Culp, police chief of the town of Republic, Wash., is running against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee in November. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington submits virus vaccine distribution plan to CDC

The state is working with local government, health care providers and others.

CORRECTS NAME OF CANDIDATE AT LEFT TO MAIA ESPINOZA INSTEAD OF OF MONICA MARCHETTI - Maia Espinoza, a candidate for Washington state superintendent of public instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo taken by Monica Marchetti and provided by her campaign. Espinoza is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (AP Photo)

COVID and sex education frame the state superintendent race

Maia Espinoza, 31, is challenging incumbent Chris Reykdal, 48. They are both parents — with divergent views.

CORRECTS NAME OF CANDIDATE AT LEFT TO MAIA ESPINOZA INSTEAD OF OF MONICA MARCHETTI - Maia Espinoza, a candidate for Washington state superintendent of public instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo taken by Monica Marchetti and provided by her campaign. Espinoza is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (AP Photo)
** ADVANCE SUNDAY EDITIONS DEC. 5 ** In this photo released by the Bureau of Land Management, bighorn sheep graze in a meadow on Little Vulcan Mountain, near Curlew, Wash., Nov. 23, 2004. Contract loggers for the BLM have thinned stands of Douglas fir, killed weeds and planted shrubs the wild sheep savor, all to protect the Little Vulcan Mountain herd from extinction. The idea is to open up thickets surrounding the meadow where the herd forages and bears its young, allowing them to see and escape from predators. (AP Photo/Bureau of Land Management, Glenn Paulson)

Bighorn sheep in Washington tests positive for disease

There is no treatment for wild bighorn sheep, and no preventative vaccine.

  • Oct 21, 2020
** ADVANCE SUNDAY EDITIONS DEC. 5 ** In this photo released by the Bureau of Land Management, bighorn sheep graze in a meadow on Little Vulcan Mountain, near Curlew, Wash., Nov. 23, 2004. Contract loggers for the BLM have thinned stands of Douglas fir, killed weeds and planted shrubs the wild sheep savor, all to protect the Little Vulcan Mountain herd from extinction. The idea is to open up thickets surrounding the meadow where the herd forages and bears its young, allowing them to see and escape from predators. (AP Photo/Bureau of Land Management, Glenn Paulson)