Supreme Court clears way for Washington gun measure

I-1639 would raise the age for the purchase of a semi-automatic rifle to 21.


Everett man among 15 arrested in sex trafficking sting

Police arrested 15 men from Oregon, Washington…


Amazon to expand in Seattle with downtown skyscraper

The company will lease part of a tower that will be the Pacific Northwest’s second-tallest building.


Monarch butterflies might vanish from northwest summers

Steep decline of the population of migrating monarchs in the West documented.

Police: Man with knife killed after charging at deputy

A woman called police, saying her son was suicidal, had taken methamphetamine and had a knife.

Stolen RV recovered with dogs still inside

Police in Lacey on Saturday took into custody one person in connection with the case.

Scenic Oregon highway likely to remain closed until spring

Dead and dying trees in forests scorched by wildfires make Oregon Route 242 unsafe.

Surplus hatchery salmon released into northern Idaho creek

Extra spring chinook returned to the hatchery this year, so the fish are surplus.

Group sues over Navy’s plans for training in national forest

The Navy exercises would involve radar-jamming jets from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Train hits car in Tacoma, killing the driver

The collision occurred just before 3 a.m. There are no railroad-crossing lights at the location.

Pennsylvania woman found in Washington after TV show airs

The woman was wanted in a custody dispute involving a 4-year-old boy.

Man, 71, rents gun at Bellingham range and shoots himself

The man rented a 9mm handgun and began target shooting. Then, witnesses say, he paused.

Woman arrested, accused of prowling cars at school shooting

Investigators say a parent reported her purse stolen, and $36,000 in charges had been made.

Seattle City Council picks Tim Burgess as temporary mayor

He is the city’s 55th mayor — and the third in less than a week after the resignation of Ed Murray.

Cops: Ammo, manifesto seized in school shooting suspect home

Some students walked arm-in-arm as they showed up for classes on Monday at the school in Rockford.

Analysis: No one factor in cluster of fatal birth defects

From 2010-16, 45 babies in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties were born with anencephaly.

McDonald’s manager stabs man during fight in Des Moines

The dispute started as shouting, police said. The manager stabbed a person after he was attacked.

Body of marijuana shop worker, abducted in Cheney, is found

Cameron Smith, 46, had refused service because the suspects had no identification.

$15.1M verdict for fatal police shooting goes to mediation

The family and estate of Leonard Thomas and the Lakewood Police Department will be meeting with a mediator to see if… Continue reading

Warm water off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon

Scientists think salmon and steelhead are confronting an ecosystem that has caused numbers to drop