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Last fall, hundreds of thousands of Washington state students took their first state exams since the pandemic began. Their scores took a hit. Between 2019 and 2021, the overall percentage of … more
While scientists, wildlife managers and others continue to untangle the complex web of fish, boat and water quality issues that affect the health of Southern Resident orca whales, the population … more
Washington's coastlines experienced only minor surges Saturday from a tsunami triggered by a spectacular underwater eruption in the South Pacific. Waves of 1 foot or less were measured at sites … more
At age 22, Whatcom County's newest state senator is one of the youngest ever to serve in Olympia. "I believe that my youth will deliver needed diversity to a Senate whose average age is much … more
Each January, agencies and nonprofits work together to conduct a single-day census of homeless individuals. Better known as the Point in Time count, the data collection is required by both the state … more
Not wearing a bicycle helmet or driving with expired tabs will no longer be a primary reason for a cyclist or motorist to be stopped by Seattle police officers, interim police Chief Adrian Diaz said … more
Police arrested the owner of an Everett pub  Friday after the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office  charged him with 10 counts of second-degree rape, according to the Everett Police … more
A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison for selling a friend drugs that caused his fatal overdose. David A. Urbach, 24, pleaded guilty Dec. 10 to second-degree … more
The House Public Safety Committee heard testimony Friday on two bills that would address the current crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. House Bill 1571 would increase … more
On Friday at 8:58 p.m. the first text arrived from her sister in Tonga. It was 5:58 p.m. Saturday over there. "Sis pray for us. There is a tsunami. It's scary. We are escaping. It's raining … more
OLYMPIA — Hypothetical scenario: A candidate for county executive loses an election, then claims there's been fraud in the county's election office and announces that something needs to be done … more
A 12-year-old girl died of her injuries and a friend was critically injured when a large, white truck hit the two in Midland and then took off, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. … more
Adley Shepherd, the former Seattle police officer who was fired for punching a handcuffed woman in 2014 — setting in motion events that would undermine the city's police reform efforts and … more
A month after a large blaze destroyed an apartment building under construction and damaged several others nearby in downtown Olympia, police are still investigating and seeking information on how it … more
If 2020 and 2021 were years of just surviving for restaurants and hotels, 2022 starts the big dig, as in digging out of debt. "The tone and the reasons for the relief is a little bit different … more
The financial responsibility for an oil spill will fall on those who own the facilities and vessels that produce and transport oil under proposed House Bill 1691. “The goal is to minimize … more
For a large portion of Washingtonians, the use of cosmetic products is a part of their everyday routine, but some of those same household products often contain harmful chemicals that cause a variety … more
At least six people were injured, including one critically, Friday night in a shooting at a rap concert in the Oregon city of Eugene. The incident is “about as close as you’re gonna … more
A piece of music history used as a photographic memento for fans of Nirvana for about 30 years is coming to Aberdeen, and the man who bought the sign couldn’t be happier. Wil Russoul, … more
A 14-year-old was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday in Renton that left a 54-year-old man dead, according to the Renton Police Department. Officers were called to the 2000 … more
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