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After more than a year on the run, the man accused of fatally shooting 19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson inside the six-block area that last summer was known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest … more
The final drawing for Washington state's vaccine lottery will take place Tuesday. The prize on the line: a $1 million jackpot. The winner will be contacted Wednesday and will have 72 hours to … more
Researchers with UW Medicine are among those at 12 sites nationally that will be studying whether a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will keep COVID-19 and its scary variants away. … more
The number of Washington residents who have died from COVID-19 has now reached 6,000, according to data from the state Department of Health. About 44% of the state's deaths are among residents, … more
With another stretch of extreme heat, one of the worst droughts in recent history, 300 fires burning in British Columbia, 24 in California, 14 in Idaho, 13 in Oregon, and four in Washington, it's … more
A 32-year-old Lacey man was arrested late last month in connection with an assault on an employee at a Martin Way Jack in the Box restaurant, according to Olympia police. The incident was reported … more
A spate of wildlife sightings — a treed bear, a bathing bear and more — has two things in common. The animals' behavior was, one way or another, influenced by the extreme heat and … more
Hammersley Inlet, WASH. — Walking onto a beach recently exposed by a receding sea, Eric Sparkman paused and looked at an expanse of sun-baked shells. "Oh, here we go," he said, bending down … more
Preschool kids have a natural classroom in the outdoors to learn, from finding insects to creating art with pine cones. Now, more outside adventures can begin. New legislation affecting child care … more
Montana wildlife officials killed a grizzly bear suspected of mauling and killing a woman, early Friday morning. The woman was killed Tuesday while camping in western Montana. Below is a news … more
Employers will need to provide shade and paid breaks to employees working outside during extreme heat under new emergency rules adopted by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries. The … more
OLYMPIA — As the housebound multitudes get out to the coasts and beaches for vacation season after more than a year of pandemic lockdowns, Point Roberts remains the unlucky outlier. A … more
Plans to remake the state psychiatric hospital in Lakewood have become more clear, as has the price tag: Upwards of $1.86 billion. The Department of Social and Health Services submitted plans last … more
The law enforcement officer who fatally shot a man who stole a truck in Fife last month is a 29-year-old trooper with the Washington State Patrol. Stephen O'Brien has been with the State Patrol … more
Approximately 145,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberland in Washington have been purchased by Hampton Lumber, the company announced. The purchase includes land in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, … more
A 24-year-old man accused of killing another man with a deadly weapon in Shelton June 24 is being held in Mason County jail in lieu of $1 million bail. Kyle Alexander Baker appeared in Mason … more
The number of Washington workers applying for unemployment hit a new pandemic-era low as businesses across the state emerged last week from coronavirus restrictions, though claims are still higher … more
Two teenage boys were stabbed at a house party north of Olympia early Thursday morning when two groups of attendees fought with each other. Around 1:15 a.m., Thurston County Sheriff's Officers … more
After a year of increasing drug overdose deaths, Washington state pharmacies are working with patients to lock up their prescriptions and bring back leftover medication they don't need in a effort to … more
A Seattle police officer repeatedly worked more than 90 hours a week, racking up overtime that made him the highest-paid city employee at more than $400,000 one year — and none of his … more
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