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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
In a statement released this week, state Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, called on Gov. Jay Inslee to call a special session of the Legislature to pass a sales tax suspension.  “If … more
A man thought to be in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of multiple crimes last month, including criminal impersonation, after he posed as a real estate agent to burglarize a Lacey home that was for … more
Did you decide to take advantage of Washington's spectacular natural beauty sometime last year and reserve a campsite, cabin or yurt at one of our state parks? If so, you weren't alone. Use … more
Washington State Patrol on Friday launched a missing Indigenous person alert system, hoping to address the crisis of missing Indigenous people, often women. The bill creating the … more
Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer must post $100,000 bail after violating a court order barring contact with a newspaper carrier following their high-profile confrontation last year, a Kitsap County … more
For six years, Sabrina Taylor talked people into giving her money: for her college tuition, for her multiple sclerosis meds, for her brother's bail. She would pay it back, she said. She had money … more
A pug bred and raised in Longview won a title last week at the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the first female pug in years to be recognized as the “Best of Breed” in the New … more
Out of the 2,320 bills that were introduced during this year’s legislative session, 775 were adopted. While most of the legislation that passed this year has already gone into effect, … more
A Hayden mother will spend at least eight years in prison after causing broken bones and other serious injuries to her 7-week-old infant last year. Hailey N. Harris, 26, pleaded guilty in March … more
A newborn baby was reportedly abandoned on the doorstep of an apartment in Coeur d'Alene. Officers responded around 6 a.m. Thursday to the area of Hanley Avenue and Courcelles Parkway, just down … more
OLYMPIA — There are 7,864,400 people living in Washington as of April 1, 2022 — an increase of more than 158,000 since the 2020 census, according to estimates compiled and published by … more
Washington state had the 5th highest number of power outages in the U.S. in 2021 according to Stacker, a data analysis website, so being prepared for power outages in your own home is very important. … more
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