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The Olympia City Council took action this week to get ahead of what is expected to be a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will overturn the court's previous Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision. In … more
After public outcry against a rule that required permanent plumbing for food establishments, including coffee stands, the Washington State Department of Health is revising that rule. The update to … more
A judge earlier this week dismissed the cannibalism charge against a North Idaho man accused of killing a 70-year-old man last year. James D. Russell, 39, faces first-degree murder for the killing … more
Washington is among 18 states where the abortion rate fell in 2020, according to new data from the Guttmacher Institute, a New York-based abortion-rights research organization. Nationally, the … more
In a worrying sign for the state's recovery, hiring in Washington stalled last month amid fears over inflation and consumer spending, even as big players like Boeing stepped up their recruitment … more
Washington's statewide average price for a regular gallon of gas edged up on Wednesday to nearly $5.56, an 11% jump from a month ago. This cost is currently the fourth highest in the nation, … more
Over the past 10 months, nearly 400 crashes in the U.S. involved partial or fully automated vehicles. The disclosure, released Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is the … more
Tacoma police officers helped catch some runaways Wednesday morning in the city's South End. Standard handcuffs couldn't have been much help with these escapees, as police were wrangling 10 horses … more
Puget Sound saw its lowest tide in more than a decade Wednesday, 4 feet lower than the average daily low tide. Another extraordinarily low tide is expected Thursday. Ian Miller of the University … more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs to investigate whether national retail chains and online sellers have raised specialized infant formula prices during the current shortage, says Sen. Patty … more
A man wanted for a string of car thefts was caught after he was beaten up for taking a car from a family member. Kennewick police were looking for Jose Luis "Big Bird" Torres, 26, in connection … more
Court documents  allege white nationalist group Patriot Front had strategic plans to disrupt Coeur d'Alene's Pride in the Park event, force a confrontation,  then regroup and leave. … more
The cooling housing market is catching up with Seattle's real-estate tech companies. With fewer people buying homes, the listing site and brokerage Redfin said Tuesday it would lay off nearly 500 … more
King County prosecutors Tuesday charged an 18-year-old Kirkland student with two counts of felony harassment for allegedly threatening to kill two classmates. Prosecutors say the student, a … more
Washington gun shops are reporting record sales in the final weeks leading up to the state's ban on firearm magazines with more than 10 rounds. The uptick in sales comes as recent mass shootings … more
Patrick Jansen sold his own brand of smash burgers at local breweries every week for the last two years without much trouble. But that changed in March, when county officials reviewed his unique … more
A Kentwood High School JROTC program instructor was charged Monday with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student, records show. Joseph A. Byrd, 45, used his position of authority to "invite" … more
The same suspects who tossed a flare into a state lawmaker's business on Fourth Avenue early Monday morning later burglarized an antique business about a mile away, police said Tuesday. At 4:05 … more
Two men smashed a window before tossing a lit flare into the Olympia office of state Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Lacey, early Monday morning.  The House Republican campaign offices are also in … more
YAKIMA — A Yakima County Superior Court Judge has sentenced an Ellenburg man netted in a nationwide child sex trafficking sting to nearly six years in prison, according to an announcement from … more
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