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Two important numbers relating to the coronavirus pandemic are going in different directions, one positive and one negative. The good number shows that more people continue to be vaccinated … more
WASHINGTON — Democrats moved Tuesday to revive efforts in Congress to change gun laws after two high-profile mass shootings less than a week apart, but a stubborn partisan divide threatens to … more
The anxious wait for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will end by May 1 for all adult Washingtonians, when everyone 16 and older can get in line for a shot, state officials confirmed Wednesday. The … more
A bill moving through the Washington Legislature would allow workers to bring legal action if labor laws are not upheld. The bill, House Bill 1076, would allow a person to bring suit as a … more
A Pierce County Superior Court judge has ruled that Amtrak is strictly liable for the claim of its engineer who sued for his injuries after a deadly 2017 derailment near DuPont. "The judge will … more
In 2008, voters in 30 of the 39 Washington counties approved the Death with Dignity Act, allowing terminally ill, competent adults with six months or less to live to request lethal doses of … more
A woman stopped late Monday on suspicion of drunk driving was unaware that seconds before she had sideswiped a patrol car that had its emergency lights flashing. Jerri L. Cliff, 29, was arrested … more
OLYMPIA — Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Tuesday issued a temporary emergency order banning insurers from using credit scores to set rates for personal property insurance amid … more
An Auburn-area man and a leader of the Proud Boys extremist group pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges alleging that he helped plan and lead the deadly January attack on the U.S. … more
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife investigators visited 171 pet stores in Washington over the past two weeks following reports of invasive zebra mussels being found in some products. "I'm … more
As state Rep. Sharon Santos read out the names and ages of the victims of the Atlanta spa shootings Monday at Renton City Hall, she said it was important to "invite their spirits and their names to … more
As Washington state moved into the third phase of Gov. Jay Inslee's COVID-19 reopening plan Monday, the response by many residents, business owners and experts seemed to be a mixture of optimism, … more
The plight of undocumented farmworkers has long troubled Washington Republican Dan Newhouse. The representative from the 4th Congressional District is a third-generation grower in the Lower Yakima … more
Six people were hurt, including four children, after a vehicle rolled three times on a Washington state beach Saturday afternoon, according to the State Patrol. All six are from Vancouver, … more
Amid intense public outcry for more accountability after incidents of police use of force, a handful of bills to address how law enforcement does its job are making their way through the state … more
Officials in Gov. Jay Inslee's office and the state's health department said Friday they were reviewing new federal guidelines allowing schools to place students 3 feet apart in elementary school … more
A pedestrian who was hit by a log truck Tuesday on northbound I-5 near Lacey has died. The woman died on Thursday at Providence St. Peter Hospital, according to a tweet by state Trooper Robert … more
Dr. Kay Funk, a retired physician and Yakima City councilwoman, mentioned Astria Health in expressing support for a bill in the Washington Legislature that would require additional information from … more
Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer is facing heated criticism, including calls for his resignation or suspension, over his Jan. 27 confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier. The Washington Black … more
Washington saw one of the biggest estimated increases in people experiencing homelessness in the country between 2019 and 2020, according to new national figures from an annual report to … more
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