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An email in which a high-ranking Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) official urged staff to not worry about keeping up with their workload and take a vacation, after Gov. Jay … more
Washington state’s eviction moratorium will end Oct. 31, unless Gov. Jay Inslee decides to extend it again. The moratorium was originally set to expire at the end of September, but Inslee … more
Washington State House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox had some ideas Wednesday for who Gov. Jay Inslee could appoint to fill the secretary of state vacancy, and they’re both Republicans. The … more
Two teenage girls were arrested in connection with the abduction at gunpoint of another teen, a 15-year-old boy, in Auburn on Monday. Police are still looking for three others. The group took the … more
A 38-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an Oct. 11 fire at the Islamic Center of Tacoma. The man was identified through tips after flyers with his description were posted in the … more
Washington expects about 316,000 doses of kid-sized Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in the state by the end of next week for children between 5 and 11, pending federal authorization, state health … more
OLYMPIA — Washington State Parks Director Peter Mayer resigned earlier this month after at least a dozen agency employees complained about his workplace conduct, such as allegedly using foul … more
Why are bats a Halloween staple? Why is their silhouette, slapped onto a cheap decoration, synonymous with fright? Why are they the one thing Bruce Wayne dreads? Maybe it's because we fear what we … more
Buckle your seat belts, Tacoma. You'll need another half year of fortitude before you can drive Interstate 5 without passing through a construction zone. After 20 years of shifting lanes, … more
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a safety alert to all operators of Boeing 767 and 757 airplanes flagging a potential  problem that led to the 2019 crash in Texas of an Amazon Air … more
Camille Martlin and her 22-year-old son, Max Martlin, who lived together in the Bellevue house where Camille grew up, loved to paddleboard and hike together, often with their dogs, a pit bull rescue … more
A man who stole a 33,000-pound unoccupied school bus, rammed into other vehicles, then led police on a pursuit early Tuesday has been arrested, police said. Several minor injuries have been … more
OLYMPIA — Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Tuesday announced her resignation to take a key election-security position in President Joe Biden's administration. Wyman, the only … more
EPHRATA — Firefighters, police officers and other first responders gathered at Ephrata City Hall Wednesday evening to honor three Ephrata police officers and five firefighters for their … more
GRANTS PASS — Nine months into the nation’s first-of-its-kind experiment to decriminalize hard drugs, the new approach has done little so far to connect people with treatment even as … more
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against 19 chicken producers, accusing them of being involved in a decade-long illegal conspiracy to inflate and manipulate prices, rig bids … more
Pierce County faces a federal lawsuit filed by the newspaper carrier involved in a controversial January confrontation with Sheriff Ed Troyer. The lawsuit alleges Troyer violated the … more
A class action lawsuit is planned on behalf of Hanford site workers required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Silent Majority Foundation held a meeting in Richland on Sunday night to discuss … more
OLYMPIA — Secretary of State Kim Wyman could be leaving Washington soon for a position in the Department of Homeland Security. CNN is reporting the Biden administration is expected to name … more
Drake James Pakootas would be 16 next month. He was set to get his driver's license, and he talked excitedly about where he wanted to apply for college. On Saturday afternoon near Inchelium, a … more
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