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Snohomish County officials have identified the remains of an anonymous male and female in two separate cases as a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and a woman who went missing from a cabin in … more
Kitsap County judges disallowed DUI evidence from a machine manufactured by Dräger Inc. because it did not meet state admissibility rules. Dräger breathalyzers are used extensively by state … more
The Lummi Nation received a $200,000 grant from the Indian Affairs Office of Indian Economic Development to help fund documenting and revitalizing its Native language and combat a decline in its … more
COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months could soon be authorized for emergency use, according to the Washington state Department of Health. In a Thursday news release, the DOH listed a … more
A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison for causing the death of an Olympia teen who overdosed on narcotics. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Indu Thomas sentenced Isaiah … more
Two organizations whose members pose as children to catch suspected child predators helped Tacoma police arrest a registered sex offender from Adams County this week, officials say. Workers with … more
Gov. Jay Inslee and leaders of both parties in the Washington Legislature are calling on longtime Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler to resign, after he fired a top aide who had complained that … more
The Washington Attorney General's office has declined to appeal a judge's ruling that bans Navy SEAL or other military training in Washington state parks. This appears to mark the demise of a … more
Initiative 1929, an effort by some of Washington's wealthier residents to repeal the capital gains tax passed by the legislature in 2021, has come to an end. Organizers, which included venture … more
After a wobble in the moon's orbit resulted in historic low tides in Olympia this week, the Puget Sound Estuarium is emphasizing the importance of safe beach etiquette to protect the Puget Sound's … more
The first confirmed case of avian flu in a mammal in Washington state was detected in a baby raccoon at Sacajawea Historical State Park in Pasco, Washington. This is the first case of avian flu … more
A 40-year-old man was shot and injured in his pickup Friday morning in Parkland while his young daughter was in the backseat, Pierce County deputies said. Two people tried to rob him with a handgun … more
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
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