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The Schneider Springs Fire northwest of Naches scorched more forestland over the weekend with a total of 78,937 acres blackened as of Sunday morning. That's up from 76,764 acres reported … more
(The Center Square) – Employees in Washington state who refuse to comply with workplace COVID-19 vaccination mandates most likely will not qualify to receive unemployment … more
(The Center Square) – The University of Washington Medical Center has reportedly told two patients awaiting organ transplants that they would be placed further down their respective lines over … more
(The Center Square) – Some 6,000 refugees from Afghanistan could resettle in Washington over the coming weeks and months.  Hundreds of thousands of people are reportedly trying to flee … more
The largest hawk in North America has been declared an endangered species in Washington state as fewer of them have been breeding in Benton and Franklin counties. Friday the Washington state … more
What a difference a year has made for high-school sports in the state. A year ago, no sports were being played and no one knew when, or if, any would be. But today, full seasons are planned and … more
Forty-six years ago, after Saigon fell and the Vietnam War ended, Washington, more than any other state, opened its arms. Washington, in 1975, was the only state in the country to develop a … more
OLYMPIA — It's almost time for Washington residents to decide between a state long-term health care benefit or a private one. Beginning in 2022, Washington workers will see a payroll tax for … more
Hundreds of people gathered at the Washington state Capitol Campus on Saturday to protest against a statewide vaccine mandate for state employees, health care workers and school staff. People … more
The two officers roll up on a disturbance at a Burien park to find three men in a scuffle, one swinging a baseball bat. They quickly exit the patrol car, one drawing his firearm, the other a Taser, … more
Nikki Kuhnhausen's mother and supporters exhaled a collective sigh of relief Friday as a judge announced that David Bogdanov was found guilty of second-degree murder and malicious harassment in the … more
As a traveling certified nursing assistant, Amelia Thornton has encountered all types of opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine among workers in Eastern Washington long-term care facilities. Some … more
Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a man accused of assaulting a 13-year-old girl at a park in Pierce County with second-degree child rape. Michael Gary Barber, 57, of Spanaway, was initially held on … more
New unemployment claims in Washington dipped slightly last week as a rebounding state economy continued to add more jobs. But that encouraging news comes with a warning from the state's … more
A King County Superior Court judge on Thursday handed down an exceptional sentence of just over 38 1/2  years in prison to a man convicted in May of repeatedly stabbing his estranged girlfriend … more
The twin attacks that unfolded Thursday at the Kabul airport were a brutal reminder of the risks surrounding the massive U.S. military organized airlift of U.S. citizens and Afghans out of … more
Pierce County prosecutors said they do not plan to file criminal charges against a pair of caregivers arrested by sheriff's detectives Wednesday for investigation of kidnapping and mistreatment of … more
Washington school districts that "willfully" violate state COVID-19 health mandates are at risk of losing state funding, the state's top school official said Wednesday, but they will be given at … more
Sound Transit's governing board voted Thursday to pay its light-rail design consultants another $4.2 million — to help the board find ways to save money. That spending boost, approved … more
Exposure to wildfire smoke could be contributing to preterm births, according to a new study that evaluated wildfire smoke patterns and records of more than 3 million births in California. The … more
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