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In early April, the number of Washington long-term care facilities reporting at least one active COVID-19 case reached its lowest point in a year, since the start of the pandemic. It was 115 … more
TACOMA — When he first realized his Amtrak locomotive would roll at 80 mph into a sharp left curve, engineer Steven Brown kept faith he'd make it to the other side. "I thought I was going to … more
Arrest warrants were issued Friday for the adoptive parents of Karreon Franks, a 15-year-old Vancouver boy who died of starvation and neglect in November. The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's … more
Two Tacoma police officers entered pleas of not guilty Friday in Pierce County Superior Court, a day after they were charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the March 2020 … more
Washington Sen. Patty Murray missed a high-profile vote Friday on creating a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald … more
In addition to allegedly bilking Washington state's Employment Security Department of nearly $350,000 in jobless benefits, suspended Nigerian government official Abidemi Rufai also sought to defraud … more
A Salem, Ore., man is accused of placing a hidden camera inside an employee restroom and recording people at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. Jason D. Schultz, 50, appeared … more
Officials at Coeur d'Alene Schools are considering their options after Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin signed an executive order Thursday prohibiting mask mandates throughout the state. With Gov. Brad … more
A woman whose home was destroyed by fire in the Satsop area early Wednesday morning had been talking with Sheriff's deputies just before she suffered a medical event, collapsed and died, according to … more
The Washington State Patrol has started releasing its list of active cases of missing Indigenous people every two weeks instead of once a month. The totals for Yakima County and the state as a … more
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians unanimously approved a resolution Thursday calling for breaching of the Lower Snake River dams to rebuild salmon runs, save endangered orcas and secure … more
Washington state troopers say they arrested a man who carried a semi-automatic rifle aboard a ferry Wednesday night in Mukilteo. The 39-year-old man walked onto the M/V Tokitae around 7:43 p.m., … more
TACOMA — After a year of protests forced a reckoning on police accountability, three Tacoma police officers will face felony charges for the killing of Manuel Ellis, matching in one day the … more
Washington state has not found any definitive cases of young people who've experienced myocarditis or pericarditis caused by COVID-19 vaccines, according to state Department of Health … more
A former sergeant in the Washington State Patrol was stripped of his state peace officer certification on Wednesday over allegations he carried out a sexual affair with a woman while on duty, … more
Nearly all school districts in Washington state have complied with Gov. Jay Inslee's order to reopen schools, and to dedicate at least a third of their school hours to in-person instruction each … more
A virus is being transmitted between net-pen salmon farms and wild juvenile Chinook salmon in British Columbia waters, according to new findings published Wednesday in Science Advances. The study … more
Imagine a cat. Now imagine that cat weighs as much as 900 pounds and eats things the size of a rhinoceros. Certainly a far cry from Garfield, this newly discovered species of saber-toothed cat … more
Portland police on Tuesday declared a riot amid a destructive downtown demonstration held on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. About 200 people gathered Tuesday night … more
Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that if sports fans want to root on the Cougars and Huskies this fall in-person, the best way to make that happen is to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. "It's a distinct … more
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