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The United States will acknowledge Juneteenth as an official public holiday for the first time in history this year, following the example set by the Legislature in May. President Joe Biden signed … more
The year's first Asian giant hornet sighting in the nation was reported in Snohomish County, entomologists with state and federal agencies confirmed Wednesday. Officials said the hornet, which had … more
A Black newspaper carrier confronted by Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer in January has filed a legal claim against the county, seeking at least $5 million in damages. Attorneys representing … more
A Battle Ground man is facing a murder allegation after investigators say he confronted his neighbor about noise created by revving an engine. The victim was identified in court records as … more
Despite the recent spread globally and across Washington state of the COVID-19 variant known as delta, a different variant is keeping state epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist up at night: the gamma … more
A man drowned in Lake Washington while trying to rescue a child who had fallen off a sailboat near Chism Beach Park Wednesday evening, according to a Bellevue fire official. Crews responded to the … more
Washington State Patrol troopers are working with Seattle police and the state Department of Transportation to combat rock-throwing crimes after a recent rise in such incidents on Seattle … more
Google has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle charges that it has not complied with Washington's strict campaign finance laws, which require businesses to retain records of political ads they sell in … more
It's going to get hot around here. And by hot, we're talking a whole week of sun and a potentially record-breaking 90-degree day on Monday. A strong high-pressure ridge over the Puget Sound region … more
Rising pay for tech workers coupled with layoffs affecting many low-wage Washingtonians during the pandemic led to an average wage of $76,741 last year, according to a state report released … more
WASHINGTON — After a wildfire devastated the towns of Malden and Pine City last September, then-President Donald Trump withheld federal aid for months over a feud with Washington's governor, … more
Central Washington University Police arrested a student and charged them with theft and malicious mischief over the burning of a campus LGBTQ pride flag last week, a university official … more
In a perverse twist of the pandemic economy, Washington is boosting the weekly benefit for some jobless workers by nearly 50% starting next month — the largest increase on record, the … more
Researchers at UW Medicine's Virology Laboratory are tracking the statewide spread of the highly transmissible coronavirus delta variant in Washington, with 170 cases detected as of Monday. The … more
A Seattle police officer's ruse after a 2018 fender bender is the basis for a wrongful-death lawsuit filed earlier this month against the city on behalf of three women devastated by the subsequent … more
Southwest Washington voters who took their first chance to weigh in on the state's redistricting process Monday evening found that many residents, regardless of political affiliation, want the same … more
Gov. Jay Inslee paid a visit to the Port of Vancouver Tuesday afternoon to tour one of the terminals where a shipment of wind turbine blades is in the process of being unloaded and trucked out to a … more
A man who was fatally shot and dragged behind a truck in Lakewood after allegedly trying to steal a catalytic converter has been identified. Brent Jalmari Peltomaa, 40, of University Place, died … more
A man shot and killed someone he caught trying to steal a catalytic converter from his truck in Lakewood, then dragged his body behind the truck to a field and dumped it, police said. The … more
The phone rings and you've just been informed you're a lucky winner of Washington's "Shot of a Lifetime" vaccine lottery. But be cautious of what comes next. And if you start to get an uneasy … more
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