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Christmas holidays and a staffing crunch related to the coronavirus have cut Washington State Ferries service below even the lean "alternate schedules" created in October, raising questions about … more
Almost nine years, more than two terms and one global public health crisis after he was first elected, Gov. Jay Inslee says he doesn't have time to think about his legacy. As the pandemic rages, … more
OLYMPIA — One year after two big climate bills — cap-and-trade and low carbon fuels — passed during the final hours of the legislative session, the fight over climate policy is far … more
A man accused of shooting and killing a man two months ago in Lakewood over threats made to a woman he mentored as a father figure was arraigned Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court. Charging … more
Ferndale police arrested a man suspected of repeatedly raping a child he was familiar for several years, sometimes while she slept. He also reportedly shared images of the child with another … more
New jobless claims in Washington jumped last week but remain well below normal for this time of year. Washingtonians filed 6,047 new, or "initial," claims for jobless benefits in the week ending … more
Clark County sheriff's deputies arrested a Las Vegas man Wednesday accused of dressing up as a CoinStar employee and stealing more than $5,000 in coins from the machine at the Brush Prairie … more
A 13-year-old girl is on her way back home after being wooed over social media to run away with a man to New Mexico. Investigators believe Lucas Murphy, 35, drove to the Tri-Cities to pick up the … more
An Oregon man is back home in Madras after he and a band of Christian missionaries escaped their kidnappers in Haiti and returned to the U.S. Austin Smucker arrived home Monday after being held … more
Health officials in Washington are worried the state's nearly fully hospitals could be hit even harder because of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. The occupancy rate in intensive care units … more
A 17-month-old girl is dead from a fentanyl overdose in North Spokane and her father is suspected of being a dealer whose drugs ended up being ingested by the toddler. The Spokane Police … more
Washington state has introduced a new feature on its COVID-19 exposure notification app allowing those who test positive with an at-home test to anonymously let others know of a potential exposure, … more
A record-breaking settlement of $4,025,000 was awarded to two women who suffered physical and sexual abuse as young girls in a Yakima County foster home. Tamaki Law Offices said Wednesday that the … more
When COVID-19 restrictions loosened in Washington's long-term care facilities, thousands of people got to see Yoshia Uomoto's reaction to seeing her son and niece for the first time in months at the … more
The lower Columbia River may receive funding to address salmon recovery in a statewide effort to protect and conserve fish populations. Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his $187 million budget proposal to … more
OLYMPIA — Services for Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen will be held Wednesday in Bellingham. A Republican from Ferndale who long represented Whatcom County's 42nd legislative district, … more
OLYMPIA — State regulators have fined the Washington Department of Corrections $60,000 for failing to enforce COVID-19 protective measures at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in … more
Tim Eyman, the serial initiative filer and conservative provocateur who owes the state of Washington more than $5 million after years of "particularly egregious" campaign finance violations, is in … more
A 20-year-old Ferndale man and two juveniles are suspected of a retaliation attack against a student who filmed another displaying a weapon on campus, resulting in a lockdown of Ferndale High earlier … more
The governor has approved a solar project near Moxee. Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed a site certification agreement for the Goose Prairie solar project, clearing the way for Seattle-based … more
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