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The bipartisan bill President Joe Biden signed Saturday offers some of the most sweeping changes to the nation's gun laws in recent memory — and new financial backing for mental health supports … more
While local advocates in favor of abortion access loudly vented their outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Friday that overturned a national right to the procedure, Washington state's … more
A 27-year-old woman died Friday morning after she crashed her motorcycle on state Route 8 in Grays Harbor County, according to Washington State Patrol. State Patrol released her name after her … more
 Two cars racing on Interstate 82 reached speeds up to 141 mph as they passed near the Washington State Patrol office in Kennewick on Thursday. Trooper Dave Brandt spotted an Infiniti Q60 … more
A 9-year-old girl who was attacked by a cougar in May in northeast Washington is out of the hospital and facing her fears. The girl, Lily, was playing hide and seek near Fruitland, Wash. when a … more
A Skamania County man who escaped from a work crew earlier this month near the Bonneville Dam was arrested last week in Washougal. Cody Alan Bliss, 28, of Carson, was serving a supervised, … more
The man accused of killing Clark County sheriff's Sgt. Jeremy Brown pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges in connection with the July 23 shooting. Guillermo Raya Leon, 27, of Salem, Ore., … more
Thurston County plans to raise up to $52 million through a bond issue to finance its plan to remodel a reorganized courthouse campus. The Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 on Tuesday to … more
A Camas woman died Saturday after she fell into the water near Spirit Falls and couldn't get out. Skamania County sheriff's deputies responded at 11:57 a.m. to a report of a dead person floating … more
A candidate in the race for the 4th Congressional district is asking for a no contact order against an opponent's campaign manager. Jerrod Sessler, who is running against several others for a … more
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday broadening federal rights to carry concealed firearms will not change carry permit laws in Washington, but it has spurred concern among state leaders. The … more
It looks like there will be no state gas tax holiday for Washingtonians despite President Joe Biden’s endorsement of the idea as part of his Wednesday ask that Congress suspend the 18.4 cents … more
Washington state retailers lost $2.7 billion to organized retail crime in 2021, prompting Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to assemble a retail crime theft task force. The task force … more
A recent report by doxo, a personal bill payment website, evaluated the United States' $4.6 trillion consumer bill pay market to determine what states are the most and least expensive. As … more
OLYMPIA — McDonald's is looking for a few good workers to staff its restaurants in Washington. In fact, in a press release, the company said it is inviting 4,300 job seekers looking for … more
OLYMPIA — A new report from the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council estimates an increase of $1.46 billion in tax collections for the state's current two-year budget, which … more
Two weeks after the Thurston County Board of Commissioners wrote the Department of Natural Resources opposing a 16-acre cut near Summit Lake, another letter has made its way to the state. On … more
A siamang thought to be the oldest of its kind in human care in the United States has died at a Tacoma zoo. According to a news release from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, on Tuesday the … more
As he pushed for a three-month suspension of federal gas taxes, President Joe Biden on Wednesday also urged states to do the same at the local level. But in Washington, which has one of the … more
A dead grizzly bear cub found on a Whatcom County beach last week is a reminder that the U.S. government could restart an effort to reintroduce grizzlies to Washington's North Cascades, a local … more
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