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COVID-19 was responsible for around a quarter of the 106 work-related deaths reported in Washington in 2021, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries said this week. The figure … more
Washington and 15 other states are suing the United States Postal Service Thursday, claiming it violated federal law by choosing new gas-powered trucks over an electric fleet. The lawsuit, filed … more
Oregon’s senior U.S. senator blasted Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday for her decision to commute the sentence of a Douglas County man who was sentenced nearly three decades ago to life without the … more
A Bellingham man suspected of stabbing the 87-year-old Whatcom County woman he had taken care of for years reportedly told her "you're going to die tonight," before cutting across her throat and … more
After a colder than average April coupled with copious mountain snow, most ski resorts in the Cascades are pushing the season into May. This coming weekend will be the final call at Mission Ridge, … more
A California man was taken to a Longview hospital after a Tuesday crash on southbound Interstate 5, north of Woodland, sent two tractor-trailers into the Columbia River. The Washington State … more
Two noncommissioned officers at Fairchild Air Force Base, including one authorities believe made social media threats about seizing the U.S. Capitol in late 2020, have denied allegations they stole … more
OLYMPIA — WA Cares has for now survived another challenge, this time after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Washington's first-of-its-kind long-term care program. A Democratic … more
King County prosecutors say an off-duty police officer was driving 55 mph over the speed limit seconds before he lost control of his Mercedes-Benz, drove onto a sidewalk, sideswiped a telephone pole … more
In an apparent comment on homeless encampment clearings in the city, a Seattle Parks and Recreation building was vandalized over the weekend with a message to the city: "You sweep, we strike." … more
Two sites near the Oregon coast have been identified by the federal government as potential leasing sites for offshore wind energy. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will assess areas in … more
A soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord was killed Monday during a training exercise at the Yakima Training Center, the military base said in a news release Tuesday. Two other soldiers sustained … more
An off-duty Auburn police officer is accused of fatally striking a pedestrian after losing control of his vehicle Saturday night in Seattle's Interbay neighborhood, according to Seattle police. … more
A 4-year-old girl was riding in the back of a Chrysler Pacifica when gunfire erupted at a Kennewick intersection. She told police she heard "Pop. Pop. Pop." as Ramon "Hondo" Candido opened fire … more
A car thief who stole an SUV from an east Vancouver driveway Tuesday morning also nabbed a 3-year-old girl strapped into a car seat in the back. The child was later dropped off at a medical … more
As drought season looms, Washington state appears to be faring better than its neighbors in the Pacific Northwest. But droughts are becoming longer and more intense, causing concern among … more
An 18-year-old Kennewick man turned himself in to sheriff's officials Monday morning in connection a deadly confrontation Friday. Hector Munguia was booked into the Benton County jail on a … more
The ArriveCAN app is still required, but traveling to Canada just got easier for families, as the Canadian government announced that it is once again adjusting its COVID-19 border measures. … more
Detectives have arrested a 53-year-old  after a recently tested rape kit matched him to a 2002 rape of girl who was  13 at the time. Richard J. Johnson was arrested during a traffic … more
Hunters can submit special hunt applications through May 19 for 2022 deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep and fall turkey seasons. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will … more
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