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Just as Seattle's mayor and police chief were wrapping up a Sunday night news conference about ongoing protests against police brutality, a 27-year-old man at a demonstration on Capitol Hill was shot … more
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant issued a statement Saturday calling on Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign, describing her as responsible for "violence and brutality" in the city's response to … more
In his decades in politics, former Gov. Gary Locke has been the leader of King County, the state of Washington and the U.S. Department of Commerce. After years at the top at the local, state and … more
Idahoans out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible for up to $1,500 in cash when they rejoin the workforce as part of an effort by Gov. Brad Little to encourage the state's economic … more
Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday pledged an independent state review of the death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man killed in March while he was being arrested and restrained by Tacoma police. The Pierce … more
Seattle police officers will stop using tear gas on protesters for at least the next 30 days amid ongoing demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd, and until watchdog groups and oversight … more
A few hundred people filled an empty potato cellar in Eltopia earlier this week to hear from four Republican gubernatorial candidates. The "farm hall" was organized by Clint Didier, chairman of … more
People are killing big old trees. Across the planet, old growth is being lost to logging and land clearing, and a lethal list of disturbances stoked by climate warming that disproportionately take … more
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards on Thursday night directed City Manager Elizabeth Pauli to fire four police officers involved in a fatal encounter with Manuel Ellis, a black man who died in March … more
Just a couple weeks ago, it would have been the stuff of public health professionals' nightmares: Thousands of people clustered together amid a pandemic, chanting, shouting, and, after police hit … more
In response to alarms raised in recent days by protesters about Seattle police officers covering their badge numbers with black mourning bands, Police Chief Carmen Best issued a directive Thursday … more
The Chehalis Tribe on Wednesday publicly announced its opposition to a proposed floodwater retention dam near Pe Ell, roughly a week after the public comment period ended on the draft Environmental … more
On Thursday, June 4th, I was watching airplanes at Chehalis Airport.  I heard on my Aircraft scanner a call from a plane that had just taken off that the cowling (engine cover) had popped open after … more
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee will meet with some leaders of the protests against police violence and racial injustice, whom he credited with keeping some violence in check during recent … more
Gen. James Mattis, the Pullman native and former U.S. Defense Secretary, broke his silence on his former boss, President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, accusing the commander-in-chief of an "abuse of … more
King County prosecutors say a 23-year-old Des Moines woman claimed she fatally stabbed her boyfriend Saturday in self-defense, but there was no evidence she feared for her life and she later joked … more
Venture capital fundraising can be tough enough without the added challenges of a pandemic. Nonetheless, Seattle-based biotechnology company Athira Pharma has landed an impressive $85 million for … more
Russell Wilson spoke to media who cover the Seahawks on Wednesday. But for the first time in his eight-plus years as the team's quarterback -- a career in which he has become one of the most iconic … more
OLYMPIA — Even as he announced more National Guard soldiers would get trained in crowd control, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday he was heartened that the protests rippling across Washington over the … more
Gov. Jay Inslee believes that the potential for addressing racial inequities can be realized without violence, saying that those leading the protests of the death of George Floyd are committed to … more
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