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A teenage boy was killed and another arrested  Wednesday night in Reardan in a shooting described by Reardan Police Chief Andy Manke as "a horrible misfortune." Five teenage boys, between the … more
A Ferndale man is facing felony child abuse charges after he allegedly hit, choked and fractured the elbow of a 10-year-old boy known to him during an argument. Anthony Douglas Hines, also known … more
OLYMPIA — Washington employers would be prohibited from refusing to hire a potential worker solely because of a drug test showing they had used cannabis under a bill that passed the state … more
Police in southeast Alaska arrested three people and confiscated more than $1 million in methamphetamine and the deadly opioid fentanyl, according to court documents and an Alaskan radio … more
PEORIA, Ariz. — On the eve of opening day of their Cactus League schedule, the Mariners announced that tickets for the opening day of the 2023 regular season — March 30 vs. the Guardians … more
An Oregon man was injured Wednesday night after he stopped to help another crashed driver on snow-covered Interstate 5 near state Highway 500. Washington State Patrol troopers responded at 7:16 … more
The state Senate on Monday approved Senate Bill 5595, officially making “The Evergreen State” Washington’s nickname. The nickname had already been the state’s unofficial … more
OLYMPIA — This year, state lawmakers could make it less likely you'll get stopped by police for a problem with your car, in the wake of police killings that began with a traffic stop. House … more
A federal court on Tuesday quashed a bid to strike down a Washington state law permitting legalized sports betting in tribal casinos only. The ruling, which hinged largely upon the tribes' … more
OLYMPIA — House Bill 1814, if passed, would prioritize reemployment and pension service credit of public employees separated from service due to the COVID-19 vaccination mandate. "The … more
OLYMPIA — Washington legislators are considering a trio of bills that, if passed, would alter what law enforcement officers can do during traffic stops, limit the length of trains in the state, … more
A human foot that washed ashore near the Elwha River over a year ago has been identified as the remains of a woman who disappeared five years ago. In December 2021, a person discovered a woman's … more
A Clark County man is accused of killing at least two cats after police found their disfigured bodies earlier this month in Washougal. Kenneth G. Thurman, 41, appeared Tuesday in Clark County … more
Lee Bacon and his wife, Dani, turned the lights off just to turn them on much brighter in a spectacle that led to cheers from at least a couple hundred people on Monday night in downtown … more
OLYMPIA — Kids may soon have more recess during their school days, if a bill that passed the state Senate on Monday becomes law. It helps them "get their wiggles out," said Sen. T'wina … more
WASHINGTON — A Republican effort to ban the United States' foreign adversaries from buying U.S. farmland has picked up steam and bipartisan backing in recent weeks amid growing concern over … more
An avalanche likely killed three backcountry travelers on Colchuck Peak, Sunday. Six backcountry travelers were caught by the slide on the 8,705-foot peak near Leavenworth, Wash, according to the … more
A 67-year-old man who died near Lacey Feb. 16 after his minivan went into a ditch and hit a culvert has been identified, according to the Thurston County Coroner's Office. Michael Elsberry, who … more
An 8-year-old Vancouver boy who was missing since June was found safe Friday in Jasper County, Mo. According to the FBI, investigators at the Kansas City, Mo., office found Breadson John and … more
Two years ago, Washington lawmakers clamped down on police chasing suspects in their patrol cars, passing a law sharply restricting such pursuits, which have injured and killed bystanders. Since … more
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