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As COVID-19 hospitalization rates continue to decline in Washington state, officials fear all the hard work in surviving the Delta wave could soon be lost to the next variant, Omicron. Statewide, … more
Heavy rainfall and gusts brought flooding and power outages to parts of northwest Washington, including communities still reeling from devastating floods two weeks ago. The National Weather … more
The nursing shortage is a pressing reality for hospitals across Washington. A recent survey from the Washington State Hospital Association, which included responses from 80 hospitals that have 85% … more
Support for Washington state's long-term care benefit program is divisive, but 51% of Washington residents support the program, according to an AARP poll published this fall. A third of residents … more
University of Washington researchers have developed a wearable device used to detect and reverse opioid overdoses, a potentially significant step in curbing a local and national opioid epidemic … more
Tacoma Police arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a teenager early Sunday morning in Southeast Tacoma. An 18-year-old male was walking near the area of East … more
This story contains descriptions of sexual assault. Tara Velan lay on a heated table when she began to feel the hands of her massage therapist slide under the loosely draped sheet, to her growing … more
The trial of a former Pasco police officer accused of strangling a woman in 1986 is set to start Monday. Richard J. Aguirre, 57, was charged in September 2020 with the killing of 27-year-old Ruby … more
If Washingtonians needed another reminder that COVID isn't done with us yet, the latest round of employment data should do the trick. Last week's jobs report showed that overall hiring was … more
The Thurston County Commission has voted to support Olympia's efforts to create a permanent safe parking site for RVs, after a temporary proposal collapsed. In a 2-1 vote on Tuesday, Nov. 23, the … more
A man was shot and wounded in Kent on Saturday evening at a vigil held for another man killed in the same area a day earlier, Kent police said. The Saturday shooting happened around 7 p.m. along … more
MOUNT VERNON — The Baumgardner family knows the risks of flooding well. Their sprawling Baumgardner Dairy Farm sits just south of the Skagit River, which is so routinely swollen by rainwater … more
LOS ANGELES — A thunderstorm in Colorado sent the two college students racing for cover down a mountain ridge. A black bear charged at one of them in Washington state. A wildfire’s flames … more
Lincoln City residents had an extra guest for Thanksgiving weekend: a sea lion who spent Friday evening wandering a residential part of town. The sea lion came out of the Siletz River onto … more
Vancouver's Alicia Nilo is facing a long road to recovery after being struck in the hip by a seemingly random bullet on Oct. 21 while running along the Padden Parkway Trail. Her recovery will take … more
An emergency alert advising Sumas and Everson residents to voluntarily evacuate Saturday night, Nov. 27, was sent out shortly before 6 p.m. as rain continued to fall in Whatcom County. "Life … more
The search for the shooter who terrorized Tacoma Mall shoppers Friday night entered its second day Saturday as a victim recovered in a local hospital. Tacoma police spokesman officer Gary Wurges … more
A shooting near the food court Friday night left one person injured and locked down the Tacoma Mall, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department and Tacoma police. An off-duty Tacoma … more
A Bellingham man is facing a hate crime charge after allegedly yelling anti-Semitic slurs at a Jewish neighbor in early November. Scott Michael Lavoie, 59, was charged Nov. 8 with the commission … more
One of the bylaw rules of the Portland Ghostbusters – and it’s amazing this needs to be said – is that members don’t actually trap ghosts. “We don’t do … more
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