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The Skamania County Sheriff's Office is investigating two armed robberies of cannabis shops that occurred in May and June in Carson and Stevenson, respectively. Shortly after 11 p.m. May 26, two … more
The Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking public input regarding the development of an electric vehicle infrastructure plan. The plan will be completed by Aug. 1 to qualify … more
A Longview resident’s camera on Sunday appears to have caught a cougar in the early morning hours sauntering across her driveway south of Columbia Heights. Washington Department of Fish and … more
Several groups in Thurston County have been rallying for months against the Department of Natural Resources' plans for timber harvesting in the Puget Sound region. Among them is JC Davis, whose … more
A man who was shot and killed late Sunday night near the Lacey park that hosted the city's fireworks show has been identified, according to the Thurston County Coroner's Office. Coroner Gary … more
Washington drivers are buying less gasoline, likely the result of eye-popping prices, a shift in work habits, a growing interest in alternative-fuel cars and, for some, a small effort to reduce their … more
OLYMPIA — Changes to gun regulations, new transportation fees and a new state sport are all among the changes Washington residents may soon see. Some of the bills the Legislature passed … more
The four lower Snake River dams are essential to meeting the Northwest's climate goals to decarbonize the electric grid by 2045, says a new analysis commissioned by Northwest RiverPartners. The … more
Gretchen Kay Stuart remembers the first time she saw a Cascade red fox. It was June 2020, and Mount Rainier National Park had just reopened. Stuart was driving up the road to Paradise when she … more
A regional nonprofit has refused to renew its housing contracts with Thurston County, extending a conflict that started with allegations of awarding rental assistance to fraudulent applications. … more
Canadian border officers seized more than $6 million worth of cocaine and heroin hidden in a truck that attempted to cross from Whatcom County in June. The Canadian Border Services Agency … more
One man was killed late Sunday in Lacey, following an apparent argument near Rainier Vista Park, according to a statement from Lacey police. Initial dispatch calls came at 11 p.m., as multiple … more
The bodies of two workers remain trapped Monday afternoon after a tunnel collapsed in Shoreline earlier in the day, killing two men — one in his 30s and another in his 60s. Michelle … more
WASHINGTON — When Patty Murray got to the Senate in 1993, one of a then-unprecedented seven women in the 100-member body, she made access to abortion a top legislative priority. By then, … more
Matt Miethe keeps a disciplinary letter hanging in his office, after school officials eight years ago requested he stop attending church with student-athletes from Rogers High School. Above that … more
Gov. Kate Brown on Friday said she has created a new position in her office to serve as a liaison to crime victims and their families in cases under consideration for clemency. Brown has appointed … more
Trails flooded, bridges were impassable and wetlands were inundated during an unseasonably rainy June, but that was all good news for the folks at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife … more
A man punched a father and his 5-year-old daughter riding bikes on the Eastbank Esplanade near the Hawthorne Bridge in an alleged anti-Asian bias crime Saturday afternoon, Portland police said. … more
Four Tumwater businesses have carried on without air conditioning after the units were stolen, according to police. And these weren't window AC units typically found in residential homes, but … more
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a directive making COVID-19 vaccines a permanent condition of employment for state workers in executive and small cabinet agencies, including … more
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