Teacher strikes escalate with state arbitrator

Districts in Tacoma and Battle Ground are now seeking intervention with the teachers union.

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Officials: Coal moves hasten but don’t increase emissions

Sales were largely halted in 2016 under President Barack Obama over worries about climate change.

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

“Natural organic reduction” turns a body into two wheelbarrows’ worth of soil in just a few weeks.

Governor signs, making Washington a sanctuary for immigrants

Police will be restricted from asking about immigration status except in limited circumstances.

Clallam Corrections Center locked down following fight

81 inmates were involved in the prison-yard altercation. Five were treated for injuries.

Dead gray whale found on island is Alaska’s third this year

Agency says it’s not unusual to have two or three gray whale strandings by late May in Alaska.

Alaska House bill calls for full dividend, but with a catch

The current dividend calculation hasn’t been followed the last three years.

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

Pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to trafficking in counterfeit goods.

Man arrested in gun store burglary, bail set at $350K

Was arrested Monday at the Snohomish County jail, where he had been booked on a burglary case.

Man dies in 3rd fatal Alaska plane crash in 8 days

Nine people have died since a May 13 midair collision of two sightseeing planes killed six.

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