Northwest News

Would moving state’s August primary date get more people to vote?

This year, turnout didn’t crack 27 percent statewide.

  • Aug 21st, 2017


Steelhead struggling home in record low numbers

Steelheaders all over the region are reeling — just not the good kind of reeling.

  • Aug 18th, 2017


Lawmakers’ expenses for Washington’s special sessions topped $445,000

Per diem and travel expenses typically constitute at least 85 percent of special session expenses.

  • Aug 18th, 2017


State officials think they fixed school funding — maybe not

Tacoma, Olympia area districts say it’s not true.

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Oregon State Parks bans most fires ahead of total eclipse

Only propane-fueled barbecues and fire rings are allowed due to fire danger

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Massive poaching case headed to prosecutor’s office

The case involves the illegal taking of hundreds of animals throughout Southwest Washington.

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Health officials: Trump’s opioid announcement could mean more resources for Washington

It could also press Congress to increase funding to fight opioid overdoses.

  • Aug 13th, 2017

Herrera Beutler’s West Coast crab management bill headed to President’s desk

A decades-old fishery management agreement

  • Aug 11th, 2017

What caused Seattle-based crab boat to sink with 6 aboard?

Coast Guard hoping to find out.

  • Aug 7th, 2017

What was that fireball in the sky Saturday night?

Scientists not ‘100 percent’ certain

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Here’s what we know about the British Columbia fires

Around 138 active wildfires in British Columbia.

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Boaters bring baby seal to shore — but was it really in distress?

Experts say marine mammals should be left alone.

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Washington has more homeless students than most states

And their numbers keep growing

  • Jul 31st, 2017

Cold, wet spring means far fewer yellow jackets, wasps

The soggy, cold spring is largely to blame — or maybe thank.

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Seattle opponents of safe-injection sites say they have signatures to put ban on ballot

Initiative 27 would ban public consumption of heroin and all federal Schedule I drugs except marijuana.

  • Jul 25th, 2017

State gets tougher on DUI and domestic violence in new laws taking effect today

These and scores of other bills passed during the regular session of the 2017 Legislature became law Sunday.

  • Jul 24th, 2017

Where does marijuana tax money go?

In Vancouver, some to the police department

  • Jul 23rd, 2017

Put down that cellphone; Distracted-driving law is here

The law forbids handheld uses. Not just phone calls, but composing or reading any kind of message, social media post, photograph or data.

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Boat that lost West Sound men found in Bering Sea

The vessel’s crew of six is presumed dead.

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

Can average people still serve in the Legislature when sessions go months beyond schedule?

A rank-and-file state lawmaker currently makes less than $47,000 per year.

  • Jul 19th, 2017