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Washington hotels, motels, resorts and other venues would be required to train employees to recognize and report suspected human trafficking under a bill sponsored by Sen. Nikki Torres, R-Pasco. … more
A California man who made regular trips to Eastern Washington with illegal drugs from Mexico has been sentenced in the Richland federal courthouse to nine years in prison. Michael Lopez Ferrel, … more
Julio Rodriguez, it appeared, had some pretty sweet seats inside Allegiant Stadium to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday. Soon after the Kansas City Chiefs closed out a dramatic victory … more
When Sen. Noel Frame, D-Seattle, learned how Jehovah’s Witness elders in Spokane had covered up child sexual abuse for years, she looked to the law for answers.  Frame found that, … more
Testifying before lawmakers, Mina Hashemi recounted how three years ago she was shocked to see that the condom she had explicitly asked for during sex had been removed.  “I felt … more
On the second level of the white and gray marbled Capitol building stands the governor's office, guarded by a Washington State Patrol trooper stationed outside. On the interior walls are portraits … more
A Hillsboro man who called 911 to ask if it was “OK to give a baby Narcan” as his 2-year-old daughter was overdosing on fentanyl that he and the girl’s mother had acquired was … more
Portland police arrested two teenage boys in the theft of a Subaru Outback that had been left running in the driveway of a Northeast Portland home with a 2-year-old girl in the backseat in November. … more
Three gray wolves were found dead in Oregon in December, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now offering the highest reward in the state’s history for tips in their killings. … more
The fuzzy cellphone footage shows a camo-clad man with a short-clipped ginger beard, his face darting in and out of frame as he freestyles from behind the wheel: “They know I get crazy, … more
Police identified the suspect in a Southeast Portland shooting that left one woman dead as 70-year-old William “Billy Jack” Haynes, a former wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment. … more
Recently, former Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was asked if he would be interested in owning a piece of the team he spent 11 years with. “Absolutely, absolutely, I’d … more
Thurston County home sales rose for the first time in months in January, climbing 8.5% last month from the same period a year ago, according to new data released by the Northwest Multiple Listing … more
A former Yakima school resource officer is now facing charges for a sexual relationship with a teen girl and for raping her drunk friend. Prosecutors filed charges on Thursday against Elias … more
The body of an Iraq combat veteran missing since Dec. 16 was found in the Columbia River near Plymouth, Wash., in Benton County Saturday morning. According to a Facebook post by his friend … more
Do you keep Narcan in your purse? If not, maybe you should. Narcan, known generically as Naloxone, is an overdose reversal drug that's risen in use as the opioid epidemic has continued to grow. … more
It started with just a handful of tents outside Burien City Hall. In less than a year, the city of Burien went from fretting about how to get people indoors to enacting a strict camping law that … more
OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers unanimously passed a bill last week that would make financial education a graduation requirement, an attempt to address poor financial decisions young people make … more
The Washington State Patrol is pursuing misdemeanor charges against five protesters who, according to the agency, participated in an hourslong demonstration last month calling for a cease-fire in the … more
The Washington House of Representatives is taking a second try at a bill that would set up an “independent” prosecutor’s office within the State Attorney General’s Office to … more
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