Northwest News

Five issues to watch in the Washington Legislature in 2021

OLYMPIA — With a mostly virtual session due to COVID-19 protocols, increased…

  • Jan 11th, 2021

Protesters gather in Olympia amid heightened tension, added security

The Seattle Times OLYMPIA — Protests at the state Capitol in Olympia…

  • Jan 11th, 2021

Deceptive letters ask locals to shell out cash for riot gear

By Claudia Yaw The Chronicle Letters recently sent out to Centralia addresses…

  • Jan 9th, 2021
Steve Ringman/Seattle Times
The Electron Dam on the White River with Mount Rainier in the backround. According to a new lawsuit. it’s killing fish and polluting Puget Sound with rubber and plastic debris from a recent retrofit — done without proper permits — in which old Astroturf was used as a liner for the project.

Puyallup tribe files federal suit against Electron Dam, citing pollution, fish kills

By Lynda V. Mapes The Seattle Times The Puyallup Tribe of Indians…

  • Jan 2nd, 2021
Steve Ringman/Seattle Times
The Electron Dam on the White River with Mount Rainier in the backround. According to a new lawsuit. it’s killing fish and polluting Puget Sound with rubber and plastic debris from a recent retrofit — done without proper permits — in which old Astroturf was used as a liner for the project.

Inslee extends indoor dining ban, other COVID-19 restrictions until Jan. 11

By Orion Donovan-Smith The Spokesman-Review Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced…

  • Dec 31st, 2020

Downtown Leavenworth reopened after bomb threat investigation

By Pete O’Cain The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — A bomb threat Tuesday…

  • Dec 30th, 2020

Ex-Seattle man who owned cadaver business arrested for allegedly dumping body parts in remote Arizona

By Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times A former Seattle man who had…

  • Dec 30th, 2020

State begins coronavirus vaccinations for high-risk prisoners, staff

By Mike Reicher The Seattle Times The Department of Corrections began vaccinating…

  • Dec 30th, 2020

Tri-Cities bar says state pulled its liquor license for defying COVID rules

KENNEWICK — A Kennewick bar says the state of Washington has pulled…

  • Dec 30th, 2020

A novel I-5 interchange in Lacey has motorists driving on the left side of the road

LACEY — There’s now a spot over Interstate 5 where Washington state…

  • Dec 29th, 2020

JBLM colonel accused of beating wife, threatening suicide during police stand-off

By Stacia Glenn The News Tribune The chief of staff assigned to…

  • Dec 29th, 2020
WASHINGTON STATE ARCHIVES 
Native American rights activist Hank Adams, right, at a 1971 press conference.

Native American advocate Hank Adams dies

Mark Trahant Indian Country Today Hank Adams was prolific. In every sense…

  • Dec 29th, 2020
WASHINGTON STATE ARCHIVES 
Native American rights activist Hank Adams, right, at a 1971 press conference.
Steve Ringman / Seattle Times
Matt Talavera, a pharmacist for CVS, wheels a cart out of the Life Care Center in Kirkland, where he started giving the vaccine to employees of the Center on Monday.

Vaccinations begin at Kirkland facility that was original epicenter of the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak

SEATTLE — For exactly 10 months, longer than most anyone else in…

  • Dec 29th, 2020
Steve Ringman / Seattle Times
Matt Talavera, a pharmacist for CVS, wheels a cart out of the Life Care Center in Kirkland, where he started giving the vaccine to employees of the Center on Monday.

Militia group plans to occupy Legislative Building in Olympia when session begins

By Brandon Block The Olympian A right-wing militia organization is planning to…

  • Dec 29th, 2020

70% of Airway Heights prison is COVID-19-positive

By Maggie Quinlan The Spokesman-Review Seventy percent of Airway Heights Corrections Center’s…

  • Dec 26th, 2020

Congress rejects Trump plan that would raise Northwest electric rates

Tri-City Herald Congress has voted to block the federal government from selling…

  • Dec 26th, 2020

COVID-19 vaccinations begin next week at long-term care facilities in Washington state

By Rolf Boone The Olympian Vaccinations are set to begin next week…

  • Dec 26th, 2020

State ban on single-use bags will take effect early next year unless Legislature delays it

By Anthony Macuk The Columbian The sun is setting on single-use plastic…

  • Dec 26th, 2020

As Olympia becomes the site of political clashes, officials voice concern

‘A recipe for disaster’: As Olympia becomes the site of political clashes, officials voice concern for the Capitol and the city

  • Dec 23rd, 2020

COVID rules change for churches in WA state. For weddings and funerals too

By Allison Stormo Tri-City Herald Restrictions on church gatherings in Washington state…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020