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As the state Legislature convenes for a mostly virtual 2021 session, Senate Minority Leader John Braun — whose 20th district includes most of Lewis County — shares a common priority of getting … more
By Rick BannanFor The Chronicle The 2021 Washington state legislative session began Monday, Jan. 11, and it’s the first time lawmakers have been back in session since the very beginning of the … more
With the accumulation of sufficient snowpack, sledding runs at the popular Paradise Snowplay Area on Mount Rainier are finally ready for park visitors, Mount Rainier Park Ranger Kevin Bacher said in … more
The body of a 65-year-old Eatonville woman who fell from a steep slope in the southwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park has been recovered. Constance Markham’s accidental fall from a slope … more
In a holiday season like no other, many local traditional events were canceled in order to follow state guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, the 10th annual Fort Borst Park … more
Steven Johnson, 32, of Oakville, nabbed this coyote in his backyard using an electronic "field mouse in distress" call Saturday night. Johnson shot it with a 7mm bolt-action rifle with a red predator … more
Recent reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders in King, Kitsap, Skagit, Snohomish and Thurston counties is prompting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to recommend that … more
A former Army staff sergeant from Joint Base Lewis-McChord who killed 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, is among eight former service members convicted of war crimes who have filed … more
A Seattle man has been charged with assaulting a federal police officer during the siege of the U.S. Capitol. Mark J. Leffingwell, 51, of Seattle, was also charged Thursday in U.S. District Court … more
Washington's 2021 legislative session was already bound to be as challenging as any in state history. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers have arranged Zoom-powered proceedings, with a limited … more
The Interstate 5 Toutle River rest area in Cowlitz County will close for maintenance next week, according to a press release from the Washington State Department of Transportation. The work includes … more
Restaurant owners are hoping the Legislature might take quick action to hasten the return of indoor dining in Washington after nearly two months of outdoor-only service. Gov. Jay Inslee imposed the … more
Thurston County sold 22 of 56 tax-delinquent properties brought to an online auction that ended Wednesday, Jan. 6, and brought in $449,519. Property that is tax-delinquent for three years is … more
OLYMPIA — With a mostly virtual session due to COVID-19 protocols, increased safety concerns over pro-Trump protests nationwide and a long road toward economic recovery , Washington lawmakers have … more
Hunting is under attack in Washington. At least that's the assessment of Kim Thorburn, a Washington Department of Fish and Game commissioner from Spokane. "I'm pretty upset about what's going … more
Washington's state legislature begins its 2021 session Monday, and three housing-related bills are set to get hearings in the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee, including ones that … more
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined a growing chorus of lawmakers calling for President Donald Trump's removal from office. Citing Trump's incitement of the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on … more
Fourteen people were placed on Alaska Airlines' banned passengers list after they were rowdy, argumentative and refused to wear masks on a flight from Dulles International Airport to Seattle, the … more
Gov. Jay Inslee has activated the Washington National Guard as demonstrators from across the political spectrum prepare to descend on Olympia ahead of the legislative session. The governor has … more
At least two Seattle police officers who were in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday during the riot at the U.S. Capitol have been placed on administrative leave, according to a Friday night statement … more
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