Northwest News

State Rep. Matt Manweller steps down from leadership posts amid misconduct allegations

Earlier this week, CWU placed Manweller on leave, saying it is now pursuing a new investigation of allegations of inappropriate conduct.

  • Dec 15th, 2017


No accountability following Confederate flag incident, Tumwater parent says

Full Circle United is asking for a full investigation of the incident, and of the Bush Middle School employees involved in planning the assembly.

  • Dec 15th, 2017


Inslee’s budget plan calls for carbon tax

Inslee released his proposal for the 2017-19 supplemental budget

  • Dec 15th, 2017


Traffic ticket dispute in Oregon turns into a bigger fight over free-speech rights

He doesn’t have an engineering license, but he proudly calls himself “a Swedish engineer.”

  • Dec 13th, 2017

A rare sight: Geminid meteor shower might be visible here

Wednesday night is peak

  • Dec 12th, 2017

Price tag for community colleges’ new IT system goes up $45 million

To get the system installed in all 34 community colleges, the new cost estimate is $145 million, with completion estimated for 2022.

  • Dec 12th, 2017

Power bills. Irrigation. Fishing. All reasons to care about Columbia River Treaty talks

United States and Canada will begin negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty early in 2018, the Department of State announced.

  • Dec 9th, 2017

From congestion to fatalities, roads getting worse, WSDOT data shows

Highway pavement is wearing out faster than the Washington State Department of Transportation can maintain it.

  • Dec 8th, 2017

Trump’s NAFTA threat angers Christmas tree growers

Oregon and Washington tree growers affected

  • Dec 6th, 2017

Delays in Congress threaten health coverage for thousands of Washington children

More than 52,000 children in the state.

  • Dec 6th, 2017

Fewer trees for Grinch to steal

Oregon and Washington Christmas tree sellers say this holiday season will see fewer noble firs, Douglas firs, grand firs and other popular species.

  • Dec 4th, 2017

Cantwell sought to save state, local deduction

Cantwell said more than 300,000 people in Washington state will immediately see a tax increase between $750 and $1,000.

  • Dec 2nd, 2017

Emails show Inslee’s office used outside groups to help handle media for Climate Alliance

Government watchdogs cite a trend of ethnically questionable cooperation between environmentalist groups and state governments.

  • Nov 27th, 2017

Washington, Seattle spending $1.1M to fence off highways and bridges from the homeless

City staff say they’re averting the sort of incident that occurred in Atlanta, where a span of Interstate 85 collapsed in a March fire.

  • Nov 26th, 2017

Former Seattle journalist avoids rape conviction, pleads guilty to felony sex offense

His accusers were acquaintances as well as women who had been lured to his apartment.

  • Nov 24th, 2017

Deer seized at rehab center won’t be euthanized

Rochester facility

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Former Democrat legislator, former state GOP chair launch effort to elect independents

Former Democrat Rep. Brian Baird and former state GOP chair Chris Vance

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Navy apologizes for phallic skywriting over Washington state

Okanogan residents saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon Thursday.

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Washington Supreme Court says state not done yet with McCleary education order

The state also will remain in contempt of court and keep paying a $100,000-a-day fine.

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Suit filed over Atlantic salmon farm escape

Wild Fish Conservancy filed a citizen suit, alleging the company was negligent in releasing the farmed Atlantic salmon into public waters.

  • Nov 14th, 2017