Northwest News

The Northwest turns up the heat on ICE, making it harder to arrest and deport immigrants

YAKIMA — A man in handcuffs locked to a belt chain trudged…

  • Jan 6th, 2020

What changes could come to Washington’s public schools in 2020? These bills offer a sneak peek

By Neal Morton The Seattle Times State lawmakers don’t return to Olympia…

  • Jan 6th, 2020

Environment groups, logging interests and communities across Washington sue over state’s plans to sell timber

By Evan Bush The Seattle Times Two more lawsuits have been filed…

  • Jan 4th, 2020

Washington Democrats warn U.S. airstrike risks war with Iran

By David Gutman The Seattle Times Democrats in Washington’s congressional delegation condemned…

  • Jan 4th, 2020

‘Tumblegeddon’: Drivers ring in the new year trapped under tumbleweeds, rescued with snowplows

By Megan Rowe The Spokesman-Review The desert climate and flat landscape found…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020

Mailer encourages Washington state teachers to stop paying their union dues and ‘save up to $1,200’

By Dahlia Bazzaz The Seattle Times When Seattle teacher Alice Lippitt checked…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020

Washington state AG files suit against opioid manufacturer Johnson Johnson

SEATTLE — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday continued his…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020

Fine-free libraries, zero-fare Olympia buses and other changes coming to region in 2020

By Abby Spegman The Olympian New year, new… rules? Jan. 1 will…

  • Jan 1st, 2020

Car and booster seat rules tighten in state on Jan. 1

By Janelle Retka Yakima Herald-Republic With the new year comes new rules…

  • Dec 30th, 2019

Employers, employees prepare for costs, benefits of coming $1.50 minimum wage increase

By Megan Rowe The Spokesman-Review When the state minimum wage increases from…

  • Dec 30th, 2019

What is the future of Washington state’s forests?

Endangered marbled murrelet seabird caught in fight

  • Dec 30th, 2019

1 ranch, 26 wolves killed: Fight over endangered predators divides ranchers and conservationists

LAURIER, Wash. — When Washington ranchers find that gray wolves have attacked…

  • Dec 28th, 2019

Girl suffers medical emergency, dies on Seattle-bound flight: ‘All efforts were futile’

By Colleen Shalby and Rosanna Xia Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES —…

  • Dec 28th, 2019

Washington state regulators relax packaging requirements for cannabis-infused edibles

By Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review State regulators have resolved some of the…

  • Dec 28th, 2019

Do you really have to use your turn signal every time? Washington Supreme Court says yes.

By Heidi Groover The Seattle Times Drivers who have wondered whether they…

  • Dec 27th, 2019

‘The infernal darkness’: Friday was darkest day recorded in Seattle history

SEATTLE — Saturday might have been the Northern Hemisphere’s shortest day of…

  • Dec 25th, 2019

Eastern Washington struggles to shake far-right extremism

By Richard Read Los Angeles Times SEATTLE — Residents of eastern Washington…

  • Dec 25th, 2019

Car-tab confusion: The state was up to 6 weeks late in mailing 525,600 December renewal bills

By Mike Lindblom The Seattle Times Vehicle owners are receiving December car-tab…

  • Dec 23rd, 2019

Hours on the tarmac, missed connections, missing bags: Shortage of baggage handlers wreaks holiday havoc for Alaska Airlines passengers

By Lewis Kamb The Seattle Times An unexpected shortage of Alaska Airlines…

  • Dec 23rd, 2019

State sues feds over courthouse immigration arrests

By Jim Camden The Spokesman-Review Contending it is the best way to…

  • Dec 18th, 2019