Olympia man loses race with undercover patrol car

The Washington State Patrol says a 24-year-old driver tried to race another car on I-5 Sunday, pulling alongside and then speeding off at… Continue reading

Woman escapes from trail attack near Olympia; man held

Police in Olympia have arrested a 21-year-old man accused of attacking a woman as she walked her dog on a wooded trail. Police… Continue reading

Man, woman stabbed in Olympia domestic violence

A man and woman were both taken to a hospital after a stabbing early Thursday in a semi-truck in Olympia. Police spokeswoman Laura… Continue reading

Missing Oregon man, 84, killed in crash near Olympia

A Portland police spokesman says an 84-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease who was reported missing with his wife’s car has been killed… Continue reading

Inmate accused of threatening court official

An Olympia man already jailed on a drug count is accused of threatening a Pierce County Superior Court commissioner after she set his… Continue reading

Family sues business partner after tractor death

The Rochester family of a 3-year-old who died when he was run over by a tractor being drive by his 7-year-old brother is… Continue reading

Olympia Fire SUV taken on joyride, crashes

Police in Olympia say a man stole a marked Olympia Fire Department SUV and took it on a joyride that ended… Continue reading

Baby Jesus stolen from Olympia Nativity scene

The baby Jesus was stolen from a Nativity scene outside the state Capitol in Olympia. The scene had been on display less than… Continue reading

Agency votes to ban pot from bars

The Washington state Liquor Control Board has voted to make it illegal for an establishment with a liquor license to allow marijuana consumption… Continue reading

Baby who died in Olympia had been abused

Police in Olympia say a 5-month old girl who died in an apartment earlier this month had been sexually abused. The Olympian reported… Continue reading

Northwest briefly

Trooper stops naked couple in SUV in Bellevue BELLEVUE - Drunken driving is bad, but drunken driving while naked could be worse. A Washington State… Continue reading

Attorney general tries to reach out with blog

OLYMPIA - Washington’s newest blogger has street cred and a government salary. It’s Attorney General Rob McKenna. Washington’s top lawyer entered the blogosphere Thursday with… Continue reading

Seems like yesterday

50 years ago (1957) Mr. and Mrs. Harry Henson announced the marriage of their daughter, Jeanne Estelle, to Harry Bertois Metzger, son of Mr. and… Continue reading

The Summit at Snoqualmie ski area sold

SEATTLE — The Summit at Snoqualmie, the busiest ski resort in Washington, has been sold to the owners of Crystal Mountain, the third most popular… Continue reading

Northwest briefly: Gregoire picks TVW head as chief of staff

OLYMPIA — Cindy Zehnder, the former chief clerk of the House who heads Washington’s TVW state government television, was named by Gov. Chris Gregoire on… Continue reading

Appeals court refuses to reinstate lawsuit by Corrie family

SEATTLE — A federal appeals court panel on Monday refused to reinstate a lawsuit brought against Caterpillar Inc. by the family of peace activist Rachel… Continue reading

Ferry workers told to look for suspicious passengers

SEATTLE - Washington State Ferry employees have been told to watch for suspicious passengers after an incident in which someone took some out-of-the-ordinary photos. Washington… Continue reading

Panel to study education funding

OLYMPIA - Former state Treasurer Dan Grimm, a longtime legislative budget leader, will head a new state Task Force on Basic Education Funding. The 14-member… Continue reading

Motorist fatally shot after car chase involving a state trooper

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Patrol says a motorist is dead after a shooting involving a state trooper in Thurston County near Olympia. According to… Continue reading

Obama, Romney hold presidential fundraising leads

TACOMA - Sen. Barack Obama is leading all other presidential candidates in Washington state fundraising and has nearly twice as much money as his closest… Continue reading