Northwest News

Drunk and stoned boaters will be targeted by patrols this summer

The special patrols start Memorial Day weekend, which is May 26-29, and will wrap up Aug. 19.

  • May 21st, 2017

 

Woman takes on cleanup of west Olympia eyesore

15 people were living on the property in old school buses, campers and vehicles.

  • May 14th, 2017

 

Attorney General Bob Ferguson to challenge Trump administration on national monuments

The Hanford Reach is the only Washington monument subject to review as of now.

  • May 12th, 2017

 

Tacoma might sue opioid makers as part of battle against homelessness

The City Council voted Tuesday night to declare a public health emergency.

  • May 10th, 2017

Workers begin to fill collapsed radioactive tunnel at Hanford

Radiation levels within the tunnels were lethal within an hour, according to Heart of America NW, a Hanford watchdog group.

  • May 10th, 2017

Seattle mayor ends re-election campaign amid allegations of sex abuse

Murray’s decision comes a month after he was sued for alleged child sexual abuse dating to the 1980s.

  • May 9th, 2017

We’re living longer — but just how long varies across Washington, study shows

Grays Harbor had the state’s lowest life expectancy and among the smallest increases in life span over the years covered by the study.

  • May 9th, 2017

Lawmakers need to fix schools. So why aren’t they at the Capitol?

The marble halls of the Capitol are eerily empty.

  • May 9th, 2017

Hanford workers take cover after cave-in of tunnel with radioactive waste

More than 3,000 workers were initially told to take cover indoors.

  • May 9th, 2017

A year’s supply of birth control? Washington lawmakers say insurance should cover it

Women receiving a one-year supply of birth control were 46 percent less likely to have an abortion, a study found.

  • May 2nd, 2017

Windows broken, nine arrested in Olympia May Day protest

A fight began between protesters and onlookers, and police stepped in.

  • May 2nd, 2017

Cross laminated timber used as new Sequim classroom installation begins

Manufactured wood product will be used in new classrooms in five school districts

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Trump imposing tariffs on some lumber imports from Canada

About one-third of U.S. market comes from Canada

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Researcher: Fukushima Daiichi radiation levels low off West Coast

University of Victoria research

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Legislative scorecard: 105 days, a few things done, one major project far from finished

Some highlights from what lawmakers finished in their 105-day regular session.

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Bob Ferguson makes Time’s Most Influential list for taking on Trump’s travel ban

Gen. James Mattis, Melinda Gates and Jeff Bezos were the others from Washington state.

  • Apr 21st, 2017

State Legislature to head into special session to solve budget stalemate

Gov. Jay Inslee told reporters on Friday he plans to call an overtime session to begin at 10 a.m. Monday.

  • Apr 21st, 2017

After travel ban, AG Ferguson’s next fight: deceptive student-loan practices

With more and more people borrowing money to cover the rising costs of college, Ferguson said, there are more companies preying on them.

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Kalispel Tribe files federal lawsuit to halt Spokane Tribe’s casino

The Spokane Tribe’s West Plains Casino is being built two miles to the west of Northern Quest Casino.

  • Apr 19th, 2017

It’s called the ‘litter’ tax, but half goes to Washington state parks

The tax originally was intended to pay for litter cleanup and waste prevention programs.

  • Apr 17th, 2017