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Eastern Washington will be one of the settings for a legal showdown that will determine the future of access to a drug used to cause an abortion within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. Attorney … more
The state attorney general's office and Democratic lawmakers are arming themselves for potential conflict with anti-abortion states, pursuing tactics aimed at fending off attempts to use laws … more
Washington lawmakers are considering a bill to limit the length of trains moving through the state, a restriction proponents say could reduce the risk of incidents like the derailment earlier this … more
Duplexes or fourplexes would be legalized in almost every neighborhood of almost every city in Washington, regardless of local zoning rules, under legislation advancing in the state House of … more
A Seattle high school teacher is accused of repeatedly having sex with a 16-year-old student, who reported their encounters to school officials and police last week, according to … more
PULLMAN — A new type of air filter made of corn protein instead of petroleum plastic appears to be better able of filtering out small pollutant particles as well as toxic chemicals like … more
More than six years ago, Lyudmila Pavlik was found covered in blood and badly beaten in her living room. Her husband, Vladimir V. Pavlik,  admitted to police he had beaten his wife with a … more
A 40-year-old man was sentenced to about four years in prison on Thursday morning for throwing a hammer at a child last year as the boy's father stopped to help the man. Cole L. Healy pleaded … more
A woman who abandoned her 2-year-old son outside her Spokane Valley apartment on a winter day more than a year ago won't see any jail time. Amber L. Shay, 34, pleaded guilty on Jan. 18 to child … more
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
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