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A 29-year-old man convicted of raping two women at knifepoint in Pierce County while part of a seasonal work program from Mexico was sentenced Friday to nearly 18 years to life in prison, the high … more
Between its mountains, islands, pine tree-lined cliffs and beaches, Washington is known for its access to nature. So it should come as no surprise that its three national parks are among the best in … more
Gray wolves in Washington will remain on the state's endangered species list. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission decided to maintain the wolves' status as endangered, resisting a … more
A motorcycle rider was jailed after embarking on a high-speed chase — think 120 mph — with Thurston County law enforcement, authorities announced Saturday. The Thurston County … more
A Stevens County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed a man who charged at the deputy with the same machete the man is accused of using to attack a county prosecutor earlier on Friday. The … more
If history repeats itself, this year's race for Washington's next governor will be close. Ballots dropped last week for the Aug. 6 state primary elections. This year marks the first … more
WHITE PASS — Washington high school runners won't see any courses this fall as challenging as the two-mile climb from the base to Pigtail Peak at Clear Lake/White Pass Cross Country Camp. … more
A man and woman from Yelm were both injured and transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after their motorcycle crossed the centerline on U.S. Highway 12 northeast of Packwood and struck a … more
Seven police officers and three other people were hospitalized Friday after three vehicles collided during a high-speed chase in North Spokane. Interim Spokane Police Chief Justin Lundgren said … more
Washington's cougar hunting rules have been rewritten. In a virtual meeting Friday, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to approve a new suite of cougar hunting rules after months … more
A Prosser area woman has been charged after at least six more dogs were brought onto her troubled property since Benton County settled a $1.6 million dog attack claim. She is also facing a civil … more
Several Washington hospital systems were hit by the global CrowdStrike outage Friday, resulting in a spate of clinic closures and appointment cancellations around the region. Seattle Children's … more
Washington's largest private sector union is joining calls for President Joe Biden to end his reelection campaign. UFCW 3000, which represents more than 50,000 workers in the grocery, health … more
MILWAUKEE — The last time Washington Republicans arrived at a national GOP convention, they were still visibly divided on Donald Trump. In 2016, at the convention in Cleveland, some … more
Washington residents are overwhelmingly worried about American democracy, that much is clear from a new state poll. A full 80% of respondents described our country's democracy as either holding … more
In a meeting Thursday in Bellingham, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission approved new overnight camping rules. The limit on consecutive stays is now 10 nights and the annual cap is … more
A man who disposed of his newborn daughter in a commercial recycling bin — sparking a citywide outcry and decade-long mystery until DNA evidence surfaced — was sentenced Friday to four … more
A Salem teen is in custody on charges of killing disc jockey Oscar Chaidez and leaving his body on Interstate 5 in Clackamas County. Jasmine Joseline Rangel, 17, faces charges of second-degree … more
The 1.3-million-acre Gifford Pinchot National Forest is wild country. In the shadow of Mount Adams, the southern Washington wilderness is home to elk, bears and cougars. And many legends. Kelly … more
The Creamery LC Coffee Company held its grand opening ceremony on Friday afternoon in Centralia.  The Creamery is the latest opening by the Lewis County Coffee Company. Read more about the … more
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