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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
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
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
A 2-year-old Battle Ground girl drowned Saturday evening at Lewisville Regional Park after she wandered away from her family. Emily Moffatt described her niece, Georgia Paige Jones, who went by … more
It’s been more than two years since Gov. Jay Inslee issued his first COVID-19 emergency proclamation in the state of Washington. Since then, the governor has signed 87 COVID-related … more
The Cooper Point Village Starbucks was closed to customers on Monday, as employees, past and present, as well as supporters went on an unfair labor practice strike from 4:30 to 10 a.m. The store … more
Thurston County coronavirus activity continued its upward trend last week, but hospital capacity has been holding steady. Public Health and Social Services added 631 COVID-19 cases the week of May … more
A man was taken to a Seattle hospital Monday after he was burned in a garage fire near Rainier, according to Southeast Thurston Fire District officials. About 1:25 p.m. Monday, fire crews were … more
Olympia police are looking for a robbery suspect who stole a purse out of a shopping cart, then flashed his gun at those chasing him. Police were dispatched to the Capital Mall JC Penney in west … more
An autopsy this week confirmed that the body found near Wallula Junction south of Pasco last week is a missing Moses Lake mother of three. Yanira Cedillos was celebrating her 30th birthday when … more
Washington has taken a significant step toward expanding health and dental insurance coverage to nearly all residents, particularly those who are undocumented. The Washington Health Benefit … more
A Kent man who is an experienced boxer was charged Tuesday with beating his roommate to death 13 days after he was last released from prison, according to King County prosecutors. Kent police … more
Boarding the Tai Honesty off Longview earlier this month, U.S. Coast Guard inspectors found the 623-foot-long bulk cargo ship to be unseaworthy. The problem had nothing to do with leaks, engine … more
Vancouver police say a man "loosely" grabbed a 13-year-old girl and tried to pull her into some bushes with him while she walked to school Tuesday morning in the North Image neighborhood. Police … more
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