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The national job market may be rebounding, but hiring slowed in Washington in October, raising questions about the state's recovery as it heads into its second pandemic winter. Employers in … more
Gov. Jay Inslee promised to "aggressively" seek federal aid for Whatcom County and other areas devastated by flooding from a Pineapple Express storm that inundated communities across Western … more
Medicinal morphine, derived from opium poppies, triggered the country's first major opioid epidemic in the late 19th century, with imports and consumption of medical opiates tripling between 1870 and … more
After delaying a vote on the issue twice, Seattle Public Schools board members are now urging the state Department of Health to begin a review to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of immunizations … more
A legal fight over whether public records must be disclosed to identify a half-dozen Seattle police officers who attended the Jan. 6 "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, D.C., is headed back to a … more
Washington's COVID-19 trends continue in the "right direction," state health leaders said Wednesday, though concerns remain over a potential holiday season surge. "This is a really important time … more
A series of landslides that closed the major highway leading to Neah Bay and the Makah Reservation have led to a gasoline and grocery shortage. Forks and Port Angeles are the closest cities to the … more
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced his picks Tuesday for an 11-member panel to oversee the state's newly created police accountability office with powers to independently investigate cases of law … more
Neighbors across Northwest Washington state will turn their labors toward repairing their communities Wednesday after swollen streams flooded lowland towns and carried filthy storm water into Puget … more
A major truck street in Seattle's Sodo area will be equipped with new traffic signals, stronger pavement and bike-lane protection using one of four federal freight-mobility grants awarded in … more
Washington's redistricting commission admitted it failed to meet a midnight deadline to redraw the state's congressional and legislative maps — despite making a show of voting on new maps late … more
A man apparently was sleeping on a discarded couch along South Meridian early Sunday morning when a vehicle driven by a University Place woman struck and killed him. Neither the driver nor responding … more
All Interstate 5 Lanes were reopened Tuesday afternoon at the Skagit River Bridge in Mount Vernon after a car was struck from behind and crushed under a semitruck. "Miraculously," the Washington … more
A Tacoma woman was charged Monday in U.S. District Court with stealing more than $550,000 from friends and acquaintances after she allegedly told them she needed the money for medicine, school and … more
The city of Portland must release the names of Portland police officers and the corresponding personnel numbers they used to obscure their identities during 2020 protests, a Multnomah County Circuit … more
A man accused of assaulting a gay man with a wooden club after setting up a meeting with him through the dating app Grindr is accused of a federal hate crime. The FBI arrested Daniel Andrew McGee, … more
COVID-19 levels continue to fluctuate throughout Washington state as colder weather drives people inside, with health and hospital officials reporting some positive declines but high levels of … more
The trial in Washington's lawsuit against the three largest distributors of prescription opioids in the state opened Monday morning with Attorney General Bob Ferguson giving opening statements in … more
Concerts, sporting matches and other large events will now require proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test for indoor events with 1,000 people or more, or for outdoor events with more … more
The body of Seattle Deputy Fire Chief Jay Schreckengost was found Sunday afternoon near Cliffdell, Kittitas County, after a two-week search. Schreckengost, 56, had gone elk hunting and was last … more
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