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OLYMPIA — Washington Senate lawmakers Monday approved a bill to begin requiring law enforcement agencies around the state to report details when officers use force against citizens. And on … more
A Thurston County Superior Court Commissioner set bail at $100,000 for an Olympia man accused of stabbing a woman in Lacey last Thursday. Olympia Police arrested Sergei Grant Snyder, 29, on … more
People had a lot to complain about in 2020, but according to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, landline telephone companies are the thing people officially complained about the … more
A senior prosecutor who helped dismantle the outlaw Hells Angels motorcycle club in Washington and is overseeing some of the state's most complex federal criminal prosecutions has been appointed … more
The last time the ground shook in a big way in Washington was 20 years ago, and here are a few things that happened: —The tower at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport twisted and buckled, … more
WASHINGTON — The last time Congress passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, Ronald Reagan was in the White House. Thirty-five years and several failed attempts later, President Joe Biden … more
A contentious bill that passed the state Senate could transform Washington's police oversight agency from an anemic watchdog into a formidable instrument for police accountability. While other … more
As some in Congress try to rein in disinformation they believe is "fanning the flames of extremism" that led to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and other Republicans contend it's … more
Just five of 18 investigations into police use of deadly force reviewed by the Washington state attorney general's office met all the requirements of an independent investigation called for after the … more
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
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