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Unemployment claims jumped in Washington last week, but the state also got some good news: the rapidly recovery economy means employers face smaller-than-expected tax increases to restore the … more
It's a forecast so hot that it left some seasoned meteorologists initially in disbelief. Weekend temperatures are expected to approach 100 degrees in Seattle, top 109 in Portland and reach 115 in … more
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday blasted the continued closure of the border between the United States and Canada and the toll it is taking on the Washington community of Point … more
Washington saw a jump in jobless claims last week, but also got some encouraging news about the pandemic's costs to the state's unemployment system. Washingtonians filed 7,544 new, or "initial," … more
Barely a month after a Nigerian citizen was arrested in connection with last year's $650 million unemployment fraud scheme in Washington state, a second Nigerian man has been indicted on strikingly … more
Jim Goldman doesn't make the trip to Seattle from Port Hadlock, Jefferson County, very often. When he does, it's usually to run a couple of errands or to get his hair cut. But there's one stop he … more
In an appearance on TVW Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the third winner of the state's "Shot of a Lifetime" vaccine lottery. This time, a nursing student from Spokane claimed the $250,000 … more
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday announced an extension of the emergency ban on evictions through Sept. 30 in an effort to help Washington tenants navigate the economic fallout from the … more
Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday offered more details on the state's "bridge" transition from the current eviction moratorium, set to expire at the end of June. In remarks released ahead of Thursday's … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., is sponsoring a bill that would categorize the firearms industry as "critical infrastructure" and those who make, sell and repair guns and … more
OLYMPIA — Fueled by a surge in state sales tax collections and other improving revenue numbers, Washington's coffers continue to swell, as parts of the economy revive and the COVID-19 pandemic … more
At 68%, Washington's COVID-19 vaccination rate remains below the 70% threshold required for early reopening, but the state's new cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to decrease, health … more
State Troopers are asking the public to help locate a driver who allegedly struck and injured a bicyclist near Ocean City in Grays Harbor County on Monday. The collision occurred as a 31-year-old … more
While the delta variant of COVID-19 has led to shutdowns in the United Kingdom and Portugal and is gaining significant ground in the United States, Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest … more
For much of the pandemic, a steadily dropping population at the Northwest ICE Processing Center in Tacoma has helped keep at bay the kind of large-scale coronavirus outbreaks that have hit some … more
A public memorial honoring fallen police Officer Alexandra "Lexi" Harris will be held July 1 at T-Mobile Park, the Seattle Police Department announced Wednesday evening. Harris, 38, was off-duty … more
Welcome back, 12s. After playing the 2020 season in an eerily quiet Lumen Field, the Seahawks announced Tuesday they will be able to welcome fans back into the stadium at full capacity to open the … more
For the first time since November 2019, Washington State is inviting fans back to home football games at Martin Stadium, signaling a return to normalcy following a year that was dramatically impacted … more
Gov. Jay Inslee toured an Auburn pop-up clinic on Tuesday as the state continues to take a targeted approach to vaccinate harder-to-reach populations in areas where vaccination rates are down in … more
A Seattle man was charged Tuesday with felony hit and run and the theft of a vehicle of an off-duty Seattle police officer, after she was struck by a car and killed while assisting people involved in … more
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