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RICHLAND — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called on the U.S. Attorney General to support Hanford employees and drop a federal appeal to stop a law that makes it easier for ill workers to be … more
A body was found Friday afternoon in the 2200 block of Reservation Road Southeast near Nisqually, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's Office officials said in an update … more
Police had no suspects Sunday afternoon in an early morning shooting outside a Des Moines bar that left three people dead and at least three others injured. Des Moines Police detectives were … more
A veteran Washington State Patrol trooper and accident-reconstruction expert who led the agency's investigation into the 2017 derailment of an Amtrak train in Pierce County has died from COVID-19 … more
Firefighters continue to make progress on the Schneider Springs Fire, getting it 43% contained by Sunday morning, according to a Forest Service news release. That's a 5% gain over Saturday … more
A nursing home in Washington state is struggling to battle back a coronavirus outbreak that has so far claimed the lives of five people. Since the first case was reported one month ago, 22 staff … more
Despite his objections to Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate, Vashon Island Fire Chief Charles Krimmert announced last week he received a Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. Krimmert, … more
A 23-year-old man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon after Tenino police say he was involved in a stabbing. The victim is 33, although it … more
Thurston County's population diversified between 2010 and 2020 as those who identify as Hispanic or as two or more races showed the most growth. The U.S. Census Bureau released nationwide data … more
WASHINGTON — Nearly 1,700 Afghans who fled the Taliban takeover of their country in the final days of America's longest war will begin arriving in Washington state as soon as this week, along … more
A cultural audit of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, started in lieu of allegations of pervasive sexual harassment, found problems with communication, bullying and internal … more
Washington hospitals have spent the past month enduring the largest wave yet of COVID-19 cases, and the surge is prompting health care worker unions to issue renewed calls for hospitals to take … more
Within a day of testing positive for COVID-19 in June, Miranda Kelly was sick enough to be scared. At 44, with diabetes and high blood pressure, Kelly, a certified nursing assistant, was having … more
A school bus driver was fatally stabbed in front of students after picking them up from a Washington state elementary school Friday afternoon, authorities said. The alleged killer, who is now in … more
NEW YORK — An appeals court judge has tossed a monkey wrench into the city’s demand that teachers and other adults in public schools be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, buying time … more
WASHINGTON — The House Budget Committee advanced a draft version of President Joe Biden’s signature tax and social spending measure, a milestone ahead of possible votes on the floor of … more
The same day his 9-year-old son disappeared, Tacoma timber baron John Weyerhaeuser received a ransom note. Little George had been kidnapped, the letter said, and the perpetrators wanted $200,000 … more
A Mabel Rush Elementary School staff member who came to work last week in blackface, saying she was Rosa Parks and that she was protesting mandatory vaccines, has been fired, according to Newberg … more
The Oregon Department of Corrections this week temporarily suspended a program that sends inmates to work in state forests, campgrounds and parks in response to the April escape of a 14-time felon … more
Flu season is here. Influenza activity has been quiet throughout the region so far, but health experts and officials are urging people to get a flu shot now in hopes of reducing further strain … more
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