Northwest

Court blocks Seattle law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as… Continue reading

Family of slain pregnant woman sues Seattle police officers

The father of a pregnant black woman who was shot and killed by Seattle police officers in June is suing those… Continue reading

Man charged in fatal shooting at Seattle homeless encampment

A 34-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting inside a tent at a Seattle homeless encampment. The Seattle Times… Continue reading

Congressman sorry for lashing out at Rep. Pramila Jayapal

Veteran Alaska Rep. Don Young has apologized after addressing a 51-year-old female colleague as “young lady” and… Continue reading

Oregon officials release ‘manifesto’ from 2015 mass shooting

Oregon authorities released a detailed report Friday on a mass shooting at a community college that… Continue reading

Seattle to ditch plastic straws to curb plastic pollution

Dozens of restaurants and others in Seattle are joining an effort this month to drop plastic straws to curb plastic pollution.… Continue reading

State to spend $1M on electric-vehicle charging stations

The state of Washington will spend $1 million to help construct 15 new charging stations for electric vehicles on some of… Continue reading

Spokane regrets using boulders to deter homeless

Following blowback against a city in Washington state that voted to place basalt boulders under a highway overpass to deter homeless… Continue reading

2017 wildfire season in US West far worse than expected

Related: This US wildfire season is among the worst: Here’s why A wet winter and spring in the Western U.S. brought predictions that the 2017… Continue reading

This US wildfire season is among the worst: Here’s why

Related: Amid raging wildfires, fire management practices criticized Related: 2017 wildfire season in US West far worse than expected By Dan Elliott / Associated Press… Continue reading

Cities lining up to apply to be Amazon’s 2nd home

Amazon, bursting out of its Seattle headquarters, is hunting for a second home. Must haves: A prime location, close to… Continue reading

Appeals court: Grandparents not part of Trump’s travel ban

Grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the United States should not be prevented from… Continue reading

Amid raging wildfires, fire management practices criticized

Intense wildfires plaguing much of the West have rekindled controversy over logging restrictions and fire management… Continue reading

Autopsy: Deputies fatally shot Burien man in the back

An autopsy report released Thursday shows that a 20-year-old Burien man killed by a sheriff’s deputy was shot twice in the… Continue reading

Man wants safety changes after son falls out of WSU window

Matthew Gray was three days into his freshman year at Washington State University when he fell out the window of his second-story dorm room. Police… Continue reading

Washington and other states sue over DACA, but will it work?

By Larry Neumeister and Sudhin Thanawala / Associated Press Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued the U.S. government Wednesday to block President Donald… Continue reading

Rep. Reichert’s retirement gives Democrats hope for 2018

Republican Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state said Wednesday that he was retiring… Continue reading

Fire or volcano? Oregon blaze sparks eruption comparisons

People in Oregon covered their faces with scarves to keep wildfire ash… Continue reading

Bainbridge councilman proposes ordinance banning balloons

A Washington city councilman is floating a new city ordinance that would prohibit the sale and use of any type… Continue reading

Spokane family’s harrowing escape from Eagle Creek fire

By Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review A Spokane family heard the bang about 4 p.m. that transformed their refreshing Saturday hike past waterfalls in the… Continue reading