Northwest News

Indian-American congresswoman-elect plans to fight Trump on immigration

Her backers say the Seattle Democrat is arriving just in time, bringing with her a long history of fighting deportations and hate crimes in Washington state.

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Could brain drain at state Capitol delay court-ordered school-funding fix?

Some key legislators are leaving.

  • Nov 20th, 2016

‘Criminalize economic terrorism’ bill gets cool response from Port of Olympia commissioners

Bill would not apply to peaceful protests, such as pickets and strikes.

  • Nov 19th, 2016

Derailed train spills soybeans east of Lacey

The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. along the BNSF-owned track.

  • Nov 18th, 2016

State wildlife department probes slaughter of elk

The individual or people responsible could be charged with a Class C felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Washington schools to need $1.75 billion more per year by 2018

Lawmakers getting into the details of education funding

  • Nov 18th, 2016

BNSF Railway agrees to study covers for rail cars transporting coal to reduce dust

The railroad agreed to a two-year study of methods for covering rail cars carrying coal.

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Could school vouchers take hold in Washington state?

Several experts said the new administration will likely be more focused on health care and immigration.

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Shooter in 2014 Seattle campus attack found guilty

King County jurors had been deliberating the fate of Aaron Ybarra, 29, since Monday.

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Washington school salaries hard to compare

They vary based on many things, including the number of students in the district and whether it is urban or rural, rich or poor.

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Northwest officials discuss train transport

The alliance is made up of 165 elected representatives from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and California, as well as BritishColumbia.

  • Nov 15th, 2016

International students surging at state colleges, but will it last?

Some said the choice of Donald Trump to serve as this nation’s 45th president could have an impact on international-student enrollment.

  • Nov 14th, 2016

State scraps Olympia park project after record rain exposes leaks on Capitol Campus

Record rainfall in October revealed at least 40 leaks that need to be fixed in 13 campus buildings.

  • Nov 14th, 2016

Heavy rains lead to wild mushrooms popping up across the Inland Northwest

In lawns, backyards and forest walkways, perceptive onlookers can see a curious site, if they dare to look: mushrooms, sprouting up everywhere.

  • Nov 13th, 2016

National park at Hanford turns 1 year old; new super visits

The park was officially created a year ago, with the signing of an agreement between the Department of Energy.

  • Nov 13th, 2016

‘Super’ supermoon arrives this weekend, but will the sky cooperate?

It’s called a supermoon because the full lunar face is illuminated when the moon is at perigee.

  • Nov 12th, 2016

BPA proposes raising rates to utilities

BPA’s rate-setting process starts this month. A decision is set for July 2017.

  • Nov 12th, 2016

‘Meat and potatoes of the marine food system’ returns to Elwha

Surf smelt are a schooling fish that grow a bit bigger than sardines.

  • Nov 11th, 2016

As Bertha digs, tunnel contractor pushes claims against state to $480M

It’s possible all sides could reach settlements and divide costs, although deals might take years to complete.

  • Nov 11th, 2016

Thinking of moving to Canada? Good luck with that

Launching a rocket might require less paperwork than applying for residency in Canada.

  • Nov 11th, 2016