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Washington's job market is rebounding faster than it is across much of America, and is barely a thousand jobs short of its all-time high, according the latest state jobs report. One surprising … more
A 29-year-old man barricaded himself in a home on Mayfair Drive in Tumwater Wednesday evening, prompting police to close Somerset Hill Drive and activate a SWAT Team. After about four hours, … more
State agriculture officials confirmed a Thurston County flock tested positive for bird flu on Tuesday, and on Thursday the Washington state veterinarian called for poultry markets to close for a … more
A former Vancouver man was indicted this week for seven federal felonies related to sex trafficking, production of child pornography and illegal firearms possession, according to the U.S. Attorney's … more
A 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was reportedly shot by his 8-year-old brother in Federal Way Thursday morning, according to Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan … more
A Tacoma man is facing assault charges after he allegedly threw an officer to the ground, possibly giving her a concussion, while resisting arrest on vehicle and identity theft charges in Centralia … more
A Toledo woman accused of animal cruelty was arrested on Wednesday and released on unsecured bail Thursday. Alice Marie McKnight, 75, was arrested on a $100,000 warrant on Wednesday and remained … more
A 27-year-old Thurston County man who led police on a car chase in 2021 that resulted in him and a popular K9 being shot has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.  On Tuesday, … more
The trial for Cristopher Gaudreau, the Centralia man accused of killing his girlfriend, 39-year-old Rikkey Outumuro, has been delayed until the week of Dec. 12. A Lewis County Superior Court judge … more
A Lewis County Superior Court judge has issued a $25,000 warrant for the arrest of a Winlock man accused of stealing fuel out of two vans at Centralia College in March.  The defendant, Lonnie … more
Mount St. Helens blew up on May 18, 1980. “The initial explosion was heard more than 150 miles away,” The Oregonian wrote the next day, with the volcanic eruption flattening forests … more
Columbia River spring chinook salmon sportfishing below Bonneville Dam will continue through June 15 with just one break for a limited commercial fishery Monday. Oregon and Washington biologists … more
Spring showers have helped alleviate drought and wildfire risks in Western Washington but large swaths of the Pacific Northwest remain dry, if not drier than usual. Last month was the state's … more
Deputies arrested a 39-year-old Thurston County man on Tuesday who is accused of dealing fentanyl and other illicit drugs. The Thurston County Narcotics Task Force arrested the man after executing … more
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed a former federal prosecutor and King County Superior Court judge to lead the new Office of Independent Investigations, which was formed by the Legislature to probe … more
Nine people detained at the Northwest ICE Processing Center in Tacoma have joined in a hunger strike to protest what they say are unclean conditions in the detention center amid worries about COVID … more
LVIV, Ukraine — As the first Russian soldier to be tried for war crimes pleaded guilty to killing a Ukrainian civilian, fears grew Wednesday over the fate of hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers who … more
U.S. Soccer has agreed to separative collective bargaining agreements with its men's and women's national teams that will guarantee equal pay for players on both sides, likely ending the six-year … more
A vast swath of North America from the Great Lakes to the West Coast is at risk of blackouts this summer as heat, drought, shuttered power plants and supply chain woes strain the electric grid. Power … more
CHICAGO — The mother of a Chicago elementary school student who took a gun to school in a backpack — which “accidentally discharged in the backpack while inside a classroom” … more
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