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While thousands of new daily COVID-19 cases are showing up in Washington state, health officials say that cases of hepatitis A, a less-publicized disease that threatened the state, have apparently … more
We now have the story of two dogs, Kona and Mr. Bear, and the acrimonious custody fight in Clark County between the divorced couple who had them as part of their household. A lot of words have … more
A man accused of fatally shooting his friend in a van at a convenience store in Tacoma a week after being released from prison has been sentenced in Pierce County Superior Court. Court records … more
COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION, Benton County — Clad in yellow suits, three workers took position on a steel bridge inside the concrete reactor building of Washington's only nuclear power plant. … more
The recent marine emergency of the Zim Kingston cargo ship and its containers lost at sea has become another example of the continuing challenges facing the international supply chain. At this … more
WASHINGTON — While the attention of Northwest salmon advocates has been focused on a renewed debate over the fate of the Lower Snake River dams, a Washington Democrat has quietly worked to … more
LEWISTON — It's been another tough year for anadromous fish runs in the Snake and Columbia rivers, but coho are providing a glimmer of good news. As of Thursday, 18,360 adult coho had been … more
Vancouver police say they found a 2-year-old child dead early Sunday morning after the father allegedly made threats to harm the toddler. Police responded around 12:50 a.m. to a report of … more
Hundreds of people dressed as witches, wizards and warlocks braved blustery winds Saturday to paddleboard the Willamette River for the fourth annual Stand Up Paddleboard Witch Paddle Saturday, Oct. … more
A 16-year-old student is the third teen in the Tri-Cities to die from COVID. Andrew Medina of Pasco died Oct. 22 after a battle with the disease, Franklin County Coroner Curtis McGary said. … more
Oregon State University researchers were awarded a $2 million grant earlier this month to study the distribution of marine mammals and seabirds as the Biden administration moves forward with a … more
Washington schools had more COVID-19 outbreaks in September than during any month of the coronavirus pandemic. Health officials said the fifth wave, brought on by the more contagious delta … more
Two unions representing workers at the Port of Seattle have sued the Port over its mandate requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 12. The … more
OLYMPIA — Washington State Parks officials canceled a pair of contracts totaling up to $120,000 after Director Peter Mayer resigned in the wake of workplace complaints, including an allegation … more
OLYMPIA — On ballots to be counted next week, Washington voters will have a chance to weigh in on three tax-related measures that passed this year's Legislature, including the new tax on … more
Treating COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit for the past 19 months often reminds Paul Fuller, a registered nurse in Wenatchee, of his time in the U.S. Army. Fuller began his nursing … more
Tacoma police arrested a 22-year-old man Friday suspected of fatally shooting four people in the city's Salishan neighborhood in East Tacoma last week. A SWAT team served a warrant at a Tacoma … more
OLYMPIA — In 2019, when Washington Rep. Laurie Jinkins stood to speak on behalf of her bill to create a long-term care program, she highlighted the first-in-the-nation moment. The bill … more
Gov. Jay Inslee stood by his vetoes on climate-change legislation during a Friday visit to the Port of Tacoma. The state Legislature this year passed a carbon-cap program and a bill on a … more
As hundreds of unvaccinated city employees are placed on leave or facing termination, the city of Seattle will start offering hiring bonuses to Seattle Police Department and 911 dispatch hires to … more
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