Northwest News

Republicans call for emergency special session in Olympia

By Calley Hair The Columbian Republican state legislators are calling for an…

  • May 22nd, 2020

 

‘Alarming’ number of motorcycle fatalities to start the year, State Patrol says

By Rolf Boone The Olympian Possibly enticed to speed because of lower…

  • May 22nd, 2020

 

Coronavirus News Roundup

State unemployment benefit requests up 28% last week; fraudulent claims abound The…

  • May 22nd, 2020

 

Study: Dam could spare areas hard hit in 2007

By Colton Dodgson The Chronicle A map created by state-hired Watershed Science…

  • May 20th, 2020

Toledo Bluegrass Festival canceled due to coronavirus

The Chronicle The Washington Bluegrass Association announced this week the cancelation of…

  • May 20th, 2020

Between science and curiosity, dead whale draws a crowd

Look for more photos online at https://www.chinookobserver.com/ SEAVIEW — A dead adult…

  • May 20th, 2020

Northwest Trek to let cars drive through wildlife park for first time ever

By Allison Needles The News Tribune Northwest Trek deputy director Rick Dietz…

  • May 19th, 2020

Millions of U.S. workers at risk of exposure to COVID-19 every week, UW study concludes

New research shows the need for protecting against infection in every workplace

  • May 19th, 2020

Coronavirus News Roundup

Study finds that enzymes in cannabis could treat COVID-19 Researchers at the…

  • May 19th, 2020

40 years after its famed eruption, Mount St. Helens looms as a marvel and a threat

TOUTLE — On the morning of May 18, 1980, an earthquake shook…

  • May 18th, 2020

‘Clear, uniform, national’ coronavirus guidelines needed for U.S. air travel, Sen. Cantwell says

By Katherine Khashimova Long The Seattle Times Passengers say airlines’ new social…

  • May 18th, 2020

Thurston County COVID-19 cases rise to 127

By Rolf Boone The Olympian Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to slowly…

  • May 18th, 2020

Scientis: Massive landslide-caused tsunami could hit Prince William Sound

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A landslide in Prince William Sound could trigger a…

  • May 18th, 2020

Fishing boat returns with tons of tuna, but there’s no restaurant market — so they’re selling to the public

By Sandi Doughton The Seattle Times When the tuna boat St. Jude…

  • May 18th, 2020

Washington officials push back after U.S. Attorney cites ‘vulnerabilities’ in state unemployment system exploited by fraud ring

By Jim Brunner The Seattle Times Washington officials pushed back Saturday after…

  • May 18th, 2020

State Rep. Shea billed $4,700 for olive oil poured on Capitol steps in response to satanist demonstration

OLYMPIA — Spokane Valley Rep. Matt Shea is being billed $4,700 for…

  • May 15th, 2020

Coronavirus News Roundup

2020 Thurston County Fair canceled in response to COVID-19 OLYMPIA — The…

  • May 15th, 2020

‘Stop driving like you’re in a NASCAR race’ trooper tweets as coronavirus speeds rise

By David Rasbach The Bellingham Herald Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman…

  • May 15th, 2020

Washington has 1,371 people tready to begin tracking coronavirus

By David Gutman The Seattle Times contact-tracing personnel who are beginning to…

  • May 13th, 2020

State budget facing $7 billion hole from pandemic shutdown

By Jim Camden and Arielle Dreher The Spokesman-Review The economic shutdown from…

  • May 6th, 2020