Northwest News

How a protest spawned the Seattle Seven, a contentious court battle — and ‘The Big Lebowski’

The saga centered around a group of activists who would later be known as the Seattle Seven.

  • Feb 19th, 2017


Assault weapon owners in Washington won’t need licenses

A bill was near the top of the House Judiciary Committee calendar but it didn’t get a vote and is likely dead for the year.

  • Feb 17th, 2017


Bering Sea fisherman talks about lost boat, lost brother

“These boys loved what they did.”

  • Feb 14th, 2017


State’s GOP lawmakers muted on Trump: “I didn’t run for a federal office, I ran for a state office”

Some GOP lawmakers expressed reticence about some of Trump’s proposals.

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Nordstrom’s nixing of Ivanka Trump brand backed by sales data, reports WSJ

Internal Nordstrom data in reporting that sales of the Ivanka Trump fashion line slid 32 percent last fiscal year.

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Gov. Brown, Oregon officials tangled up over gillnets

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission draws the ire of governor.

  • Feb 13th, 2017

Evacuations urged in Northern California amid flood fears

A series of powerful storms last week sent runoff rushing into the lake just as a gaping hole developed in the main spillway.

  • Feb 13th, 2017

Most backcountry campsites in North Cascades will require reservations this summer

The park will take reservation requests between March 15 and May 15.

  • Feb 12th, 2017

Records dispute Treasury nominee’s denial of mortgage-crisis ‘robo-signing’

Mnuchin is scheduled for a Senate confirmation vote Monday.

  • Feb 11th, 2017

Washington will fight Sessions, Trump over legal pot, Inslee says

Governor says legal weed is working here.

  • Feb 10th, 2017

New bills in Olympia aim to prepare Washington for wildfire season

House Bill 1074, would assess an annual $20 fee on each home in unincorporated land west of the Cascades.

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Little support voiced for hunting, fishing license fee increase at hearing

Many said the free increases are too large at a time when fishing opportunity, in particular, is in decline.

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Canadian gets pulled over by cops — for driving a Zamboni

The man had purchased the used Zamboni for $300 at auction.

  • Feb 8th, 2017

State solicitor general takes national stage in case against Trump’s immigration order

The global spotlight was on the lawyer representing the state attorney general’s office: Noah Purcell, a 37-year-old Seattle native.

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Could proposed schools fix help kill state’s 1 percent property tax cap? Counties hope so

Local officials say the 1 percent property tax cap is particularly problematic.

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Sport halibut catch quota increase should allow for a solid fishing season this spring and summer

Halibut fishing in Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the coast off Neah Bay, La Push and Westport will be open May 4, May 6 and May 11.

  • Feb 5th, 2017

State audit: Port of Seattle illegally gave out $4.7 million in raises

The auditors concluded the payments violated two parts of the state constitution.

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Gun-control advocates in Washington see their best chance yet for tougher laws

Past gun control or gun safety measures have stalled in the House and been ignored in the Senate.

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Bear necessity? Plan would reintroduce grizzlies to Cascades

A proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service would see more grizzlies in Washington.

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

After tuition cut, Washington college students lobby for a freeze

In his budget, Gov. Jay Inslee has also called for a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates.

  • Feb 1st, 2017