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A boy who Lakewood police say was driving a stolen car drowned in a swamp Saturday after officers attempted to stop him and four others. Lakewood police were alerted to the stolen Kia Sportage … more
A Bellingham resident died in a fireball that started when an open flame ignited an oxygen unit in the home, according to Megan Peters with the Bellingham Police Department. The deceased … more
OLYMPIA — In purses, wallets and drawers across the country, gift cards are languishing unspent. Starbucks alone claimed $215 million in unspent gift cards as revenue in the 2023 fiscal … more
EVERETT, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday he will ask for an additional $50 million in the current state budget to fight the opioid crisis. Inslee announced the funding, which would be … more
Three Rocky Mountain elk have been shot and left to waste in Eastern Oregon just south of the Tri-Cities, according to the Oregon State Police. OSP received a report Nov. 27 of two elk left in a … more
As Washington drivers gear up for winter conditions, state officials are once again asking people to avoid using studded tires. It is still legal for drivers in the state to use studded … more
Alaska Air Group announced Sunday it has agreed to buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion. The surprise move would vault Alaska into international expansion with a fleet including long-haul … more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lou Piniella, the legendary Seattle Mariners manager, has again fallen one vote shy of earning a spot in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The 80-year-old Piniella was … more
Note: This story was produced by The Seattle Times in partnership with ProPublica's Local Reporting Network. Northwest School of Innovative Learning, until recently Washington's largest publicly … more
OLYMPIA — State Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, is staying in the race for state commissioner of public lands while she undergoes treatment for ovarian cancer, she said Saturday. … more
OLYMPIA — What do Sasquatch, Hulk Hogan and Susan B. Anthony have in common? History binds them together in the 1963 Washington State Archives building, constructed several stories … more
Washington traveled south to beat Texas last December. The sequel has higher stakes. The Pac-12 champion Huskies have been awarded the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff and will … more
At first, they both dreamed the same thing every night: that Jacob was alive. They’d open their eyes in the morning and listen for familiar sounds to float out of their son’s room at the … more
Four Pacific Northwest lawmakers are pressing the Biden administration for more answers on a possible settlement of long-standing litigation over federal dams on the lower Snake River and their … more
Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs is facing a complaint filed with the Washington State Executive Ethics Board. The complaint arises out of a contract with an international cybersecurity firm … more
Opponents of Washington's carbon credit auction have pounced on a former state economist's retaliation claim against the state after his refusal to keep quiet about his calculations showing … more
Two cases of an unusual and unidentified canine respiratory infection in dogs have been confirmed in Washington state, and the state's Department of Agriculture continues to collect information on 14 … more
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center was the target of a Thanksgiving week cyberattack, but most details about the breach remain murky, the Seattle health care system reported Friday afternoon. … more
Washington (13-0) has been awarded the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff and will meet No. 3 Texas (12-1) in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, the CFP selection committee announced Sunday morning. … more
A 76-year-old driver who was hit and killed by a log truck Friday morning on U.S. Highway 101 has been identified by the Washington State Patrol. About 9:50 a.m. Friday, Richard W. Dowse of … more
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