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Among the more than 1 million Washingtonians who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 102 people have tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after their vaccinations, the state … more
The Washington state Legislature took action Tuesday to shut down the Northwest detention center in Tacoma, one of the largest facilities in the country holding people the government is seeking to … more
For months, Janelle Pfeifer has felt a tinge of fear whenever a customer comes into the busy Pike Place Market restaurant where she works. Sometimes she feels more like a babysitter than a restaurant … more
The cracked, bleeding lesion on Michael Boswell's back started out the size of the end of a Q-tip, his sister recalls, but rapidly grew to the size of a half dollar, and then a silver dollar … more
A woman was seriously injured Monday afternoon when she reportedly jumped out of a moving Clark County deputy's patrol vehicle on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield. The woman's identity was not … more
Starting Monday, many small businesses in Washington that have been financially hurt by COVID-19 restrictions can apply for grants of up to $25,000 from the state Department of Commerce. The … more
Esther Taylor remembers everyone tensing up. She was 8, and didn't understand everything going on. But she knew a social worker had confronted her mom about the way Taylor and her siblings were … more
A Thurston County Superior Court commissioner set bail at $150,000 each for two active-duty soldiers accused of robbing and kidnapping a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver last weekend. On … more
This month, the Navy has been hard at work fighting a war against an infestation of bedbugs aboard a nuclear-powered submarine, the U.S.S. Connecticut, at its homeport in Bremerton. Navy … more
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee promoted two bills advancing through the Legislature that would address the increasing effects of climate change while adding family-wage jobs. In a speech at a … more
A 19-year-old Domino’s Pizza delivery driver was kidnapped at gunpoint over the weekend, according to Olympia police. The two male suspects, 19 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of … more
Washington state education officials are seeking a waiver from federal requirements to conduct wide-scale standardized testing of public school students this spring, proposing instead to test a … more
Laboratories in Washington state have identified more than 600 cases of COVID-19 caused by coronavirus variants that state and federal officials are tracking closely, according to a report released … more
KENNEWICK — A man was arrested at the Mexico border this month, more than 12 years after kidnapping a Kennewick girl. Police have hunted for Enrique Diaz since July 2008 when he took off … more
WASHINGTON — Amid mounting frustration among congressional Democrats over a rule that requires a 60-vote majority to pass most Senate legislation, Sen. Patty Murray said Friday she is open to … more
The illicit opioid called "a scourge" by local law enforcement became more available and abused in Washington state during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent reports from the Drug Enforcement … more
This week marks a traumatic anniversary for many Washingtonians: One year ago, the state reported the first big wave of jobless claims as the economy shut down under COVID-19. The report showed … more
In a telephone town hall with constituents, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, repeatedly swung the conversation around to bipartisanship. In response to questions about a wide range of … more
OLYMPIA — After a year of uncertainty, state lawmakers have released their plans to fund the state's COVID-19 fight and economic recovery for the next two years, using state money, federal … more
The mystery mailer hitting Seattle-area mailboxes has all the elements of a tawdry campaign piece. There's a generic picture of a bearded man in a suit in the top corner of the mailer, with a … more
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