Swinomish tribe sues drug companies over opioid crisis

The suit claims the opioid epidemic has had a dramatic impact on Skagit County and the tribe.

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Governor declares drought for nearly half of Washington

He expanded a drought emergency because of worsened water-supply levels and predicted drier weather.

Vaccination rates are rising on long-wary Vashon Island

It has been long known for a counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates.

Teen accused in Oregon school gun case pleads not guilty

Two students had previously informed a staff member of “concerning behavior” by the student.

Oregon joins effort to solve crimes against Native women

Montana, Washington state, Arizona and New Mexico have passed similar legislation.

Police: Auburn police shoot, kill man with knife

Man was involved in an argument in an apartment complex parking lot when officers arrived.

Washington Guard plans monthly trainings at Richland center

Plans to relocate a Stryker vehicle company from the 81st Brigade Combat Team to the center.

Bellingham to remove dam for salmon restoration project

Dam on the Middle Fork Nooksack River has been diverting water since 1962.

Port Angeles man arrested for pointing laser at helicopter

Two charges carry five-year prison sentences and a $250,000 fine.

Tariffs have varying fallout in trade-heavy Washington state

Washington exported more than $70 billion in goods last year, 14 percent of U.S. goods exported to China.

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