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A quarter-century ago, Lt. Jim Davis of the Ocean Shores Police Department went into the water near the north jetty in Ocean Shores on a routine surf rescue call on a Sunday morning. Davis … more
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is investigating a bacterial outbreak that has infected 31 patients at its First Hill campus. The Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria, which the hospital first … more
Washington's health care system has been struggling financially, faced with ongoing pandemic burnout and inflation-related challenges. Attempting to combat those trends, state lawmakers closed this … more
Washington lawmakers budgeted about $2 billion to boost the adoption of electric bikes, cars and heat pumps, build solar power projects, turn cow poop into energy, and fund other efforts related to … more
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a suite of five bills Thursday to shore up access to abortion in Washington, a ceremonial flourish demonstrating how blue states are reacting as the demise of Roe v. Wade … more
A 30-year-old Olympia man died after a motorcycle-versus-truck collision on Marvin Road Southeast in Lacey on Wednesday. The incident occurred just before 3:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Marvin … more
A 22-year-old man who died in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 near Tumwater on Wednesday has been identified. Leonilo Lumapas from Beaverton, Oregon died at the scene of the collision, … more
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about four abused dogs found dead in west of the Tri-Cities region in recent weeks. The animals were dumped in the Lower Yakima Valley starting … more
Three Richland School Board members knew they were violating state law they disagreed with when they chose last year to defy Washington's indoor COVID mask mandate, ruled the state Supreme Court. … more
A Spokane jury convicted a man Wednesday of murder for killing another man in a threesome gone wrong. Jurors found Edward Martinez guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Anthony Brines. … more
Nearly a decade after a Whatcom County court repeatedly found him incompetent to stand trial and twice dismissed his case, a Bellingham man accused of stabbing three family members is back in court … more
Washington's campaign-finance watchdog is eyeing whether to close a loophole that could give Attorney General Bob Ferguson a big campaign cash advantage if he runs for governor next year. In what … more
A new poll of Washington residents shows a slight majority would exit the state if they could — and there is a huge gap along political-party lines. The survey by Portland-based DHM … more
Washington State Patrol is warning people to take caution with phone calls that appear to come from the patrol and ask for personal information. Scammers have spoofed a "handful" of … more
In the age of Google Maps, smartphone apps and social media, calling a phone number to get travel information will soon be a thing of the past. Starting May 19, travelers in Washington will no … more
Washington became the 10th state to prohibit sales of AR-15s and dozens of other semi-automatic rifles Tuesday, as Gov. Jay Inslee signed the ban into law, effective immediately. The state … more
OLYMPIA — Advocates for open government sued the state of Washington on Monday over state legislators' attempts to shield records from public view using a justification advocates claim is not … more
A skull and human remains were found Monday morning in a wooded area north of Alder Lake in Eatonville, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. The skull, found in Mountain … more
A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct over the weekend after pointing what appeared to be a gun at passing traffic on Interstate 5. About 2 p.m. Saturday, 911 began … more
The state would provide a toolkit for families when someone goes missing under a bill waiting awaiting Gov. Jay Inslee's signature. Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, introduced House Bill 1512, … more
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