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President Joe Biden's administration wants to accelerate efforts to get unsheltered people in Seattle into permanent housing as part of a federal initiative to reduce homelessness by 25% in two … more
A commission studying sites for Washington's next potential major airport still could recommend which location it prefers despite passage of a bill this week handing off examination of the state's … more
An Arlington man incarcerated at the Snohomish County Jail faces new charges after seven people in the jail were treated Wednesday after showing signs of an overdose. The Snohomish County … more
A 33-year-old man who was killed Wednesday died two blocks north of where his brother was killed in a shooting six years ago. Yakima police say this week's death of Ramiro Mosqueda Camacho III … more
Ostrom Mushroom Farms will pay $3.4 million to workers to settle a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination and other violations, the state attorney general said. The attorney general's office … more
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that it is shutting the statewide automated 511 traffic information phone number, citing declining call … more
A 33-year-old woman likely killed her 2-year-old son before killing herself Wednesday night in Wallace, according to the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office responded around … more
The University of Puget Sound will remove the name of a former professor and eugenicist from the college's museum of natural history. On May 12, the university's board of trustees unanimously … more
SWINOMISH RESERVATION — The red-and-brown building looking out onto the Swinomish Channel is unlike a typical dental clinic. Comforting smells from the kitchen at the downstairs senior … more
The Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District on Tuesday clarified that the Beaverton teen who died Friday off the coast of Cannon Beach had been wading in knee-deep tides not swimming when a rip … more
Rural residents in the three locations in Pierce and Thurston counties identified as possible sites for a new airport larger than Sea-Tac Airport can rest easy: No airport is coming their way. … more
A 3-year-old boy died Thursday, more than three weeks after he was shot in the head and taken to a Tukwila fire station by a family member. The child, Finesse Ezell, was shot in a residence in … more
Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz and her supporters gathered for a news conference Monday on the Seattle waterfront to tout her political record as the wide-open 2024 Washington gubernatorial … more
Olympia-based Washington State Employees Credit Union has completed its merger with State Highway Credit Union. With this week's merger, which was announced earlier this year, WSECU increases … more
A man was arrested after stealing a van with two children aboard from Hoquiam on Monday morning. Anthony Dennis Hurley, 34, of Aberdeen, was booked into the county jail on charges of … more
WINTHROP, Wash. — On a subfreezing morning in March, Carmen Vanbianchi is crouched in the snow, cramming chunks of roadkill deer into a pouch she calls her meat purse. She wrenches the … more
Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a bill Monday that would have required the state to ask drivers to volunteer their odometer readings, a precursor to a long-discussed and still theoretical tax on miles … more
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Tuesday afternoon that will raise the penalty for drug possession to a gross misdemeanor and criminalize public drug use. Earlier in the … more
A 30-year-old man shot and killed two people early Monday in a Lakewood apartment the day after his uncle died after overdosing in the same unit, according to charging documents. Ontario Lavell … more
A husband and wife got the scare of their lives when a man approached them and threatened to take their car and the woman for the night, according to Olympia police. About 11 p.m. Friday, May … more
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