Northwest News

“Real ID” deadline looms: Proposed fix would leave Washington with two-tiered license

Washington is the only state that doesn’t verify legal status when issuing a license to drive

  • Mar 26th, 2017


Flooding emergency declared as Spokane River reaches near-record highs

Heavy rain followed by heavy snow

  • Mar 23rd, 2017


Report: Kilmer, Newhouse sent out misleading info on health care

Communication to voters

  • Mar 23rd, 2017


While Trump promotes military buildup, some look at another round of base closings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At the same time that President Donald Trump is…

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

Studies could finally reveal what peacock feathers are really for

It turns out that when sizing up potential mates, peahens are not looking at that marvelous train.

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

GOP budget would reject state worker raises to help pay for schools

Plan includes statewide property tax

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Alarmed by Trump’s environmental policies, Inslee champions wildfire prevention

Inslee’s visit also drew attention to his state budget request for improving forest health.

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Elk hoof disease legislation gains support

The measure has passed the state Senate with a 49-0 vote.

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Federal judge won’t recommend release for Seattle-area Dreamer

The decision amounts to recommendations, not an order.

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Higher fees, other changes to public records law advance at state Capitol

House Bill 1595 and House Bill 1594 are now under consideration in the Senate and have public hearings on Wednesday.

  • Mar 11th, 2017

Senate votes to move the Washington presidential primary to early March

The state’s presidential primary has had limited effect on the nominating process.

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Ocean conditions appear to be improving for salmon

Helpful for salmon is the average snowpack this winter in the Cascade and Rocky mountains.

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Washington is best West Coast state in new national ranking

The Best States Report was released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Mar 1st, 2017

University of Washington slips to second place in Peace Corps volunteers

University of Washington came in second, bested this time by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Pot sales pay for schools and road repairs, but Trump might take that away

Marijuana tax revenues nearly doubled in Washington state in 2016 compared with the previous year, hitting $256 million.

  • Mar 1st, 2017

$30 billion in new taxes get theatrical GOP support in Washington Senate

The taxes in question aren’t supported by either caucus.

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Fire chiefs: Lewis County has most fire-related deaths in Washington

Statewide, fire deaths were up 13 percent from the previous year, according to the report.

  • Feb 27th, 2017

Marijuana dispensaries take wait-and-see approach after crackdown talk

Retailers have been thriving with little concern for federal involvement until now.

  • Feb 26th, 2017

Deadly wrecks up dramatically across Washington in 2015

The state’s rate of 0.92 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled still was below the national rate of 1.22.

  • Feb 24th, 2017