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King County prosecutors Friday charged a Washington State Patrol school bus safety inspector with two counts of attempted first-degree rape of a child following his arrest at a Kirkland hotel this … more
New unemployment claims in Washington state rose slightly last week even as most other states saw declines in the number of people seeking jobless benefits. Washingtonians filed 14,043 new, or … more
Costco waded into the debate over the federal minimum wage Thursday by announcing its wage floor will rise to $16 an hour. The update directly applies to about a fifth of the more than 160,000 … more
A 27-year-old Washington State Patrol (WSP) employee was arrested Tuesday night on investigation of attempted child rape, after showing up at a Kirkland hotel room where he expected to find two … more
Pullman police are recommending misdemeanor charges for seven fraternity members involved in the heavy drinking that led to a 19-year-old Washington State University student's death by alcohol … more
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has again sued Google, alleging the tech giant has continued to flout Washington laws on political advertising transparency. In the lawsuit, filed … more
First Seattle was an "anarchist jurisdiction." Now, they're not. All it took was a new president. Five months after former President Donald Trump's administration dubbed Seattle, New York … more
Mario Rodríguez says a surge of relief came over him the day President Joe Biden was inaugurated. No longer does the Pacific County 53-year-old worry that people are following him, as he did for … more
Alaska Airlines was ordered this week to pay $3.2 million to the family of a 75-year-old woman who died after falling down an escalator in an electric wheelchair at Portland International Airport in … more
Dozens of daily trains that haul cargo such as wheat, aircraft parts and crude oil across Washington state can be required to operate with two-person crews, a federal court has ruled. The federal … more
Uline, a distributor of packaging materials, is looking to hire for its warehouse in Lacey, the company announced. "Since moving our Washington operations to Lacey in 2019, we have hired over 120 … more
OLYMPIA — A bill that would prohibit public schools from using Native American names, symbols or images as mascots or logos passed the state House of Representatives. The bill, which passed … more
OLYMPIA — The Washington Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require police officers to intervene and report when they see another officer use excessive force, part of Democrats' sweeping … more
A DEA undercover investigation led to the arrest and indictment of three Whatcom County men Tuesday, Feb. 23, and the seizure of more than 5,000 fentanyl pills, according to a U.S. Department of … more
An 11-year-old Lakewood girl fatally shot herself with her mother's handgun Monday night. Lakewood police said they responded to a call from the girl's 10-year-old brother shortly after 11 p.m. … more
With news that the U.S. and Canada plan to extend the closure of their border another month in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, a Washington state Congressional delegation led by Rep. Suzan … more
A bill to provide property tax relief to low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities cleared a pivotal House committee Monday and is on its way to the Rules Committee. The … more
The Freedom Foundation failed to meet a deadline in several campaign finance lawsuits it brought against unions, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in a recent 5-4 decision. The conservative … more
A cluster of small earthquakes far off the southern Oregon coast and atop Mount Rainier in recent days are common events, and would not have triggered a seismic warning system set for a test run … more
Washington drivers would pay 3 cents a gallon more at the pump to help fund road improvements and cover revenue losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic under a proposal released Friday by … more
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