State agency pays $3.1M after placing girl with rapist

The state placed the girl with her biological father — a convicted child rapist.

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Washington researchers say local orca missing, presumed dead

The population of Southern Resident orcas is down to 75, the lowest in more than three decades.

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Bumblebees, experts say, are important pollinators for both wild and agricultural plants.

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$625,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy aims to develop tech for detection and deterrence.

Gunman wounds 2 at Walmart store, fatally shot by bystander

Police said the gunman attempted to carjack someone before being killed.

Judge temporarily halts certain bear hunts on timberland

The order does not affect permits already issued.

Boy killed after being hit by train in Toppenish

The crew applied the emergency braking system but failed to stop in time.

Island County commission: Homeless should stay in the woods

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Some of Hanford’s ‘most hazardous material’ is on the move

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