Northwest News

Investigation continues around oil-train derailment, fire in Custer, Whatcom County

By Elise Takahama , Ron Judd and Lynda V. Mapes The Seattle…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020

Shipping delays, new warehouse rules crimp holiday season payday for some Amazon merchants

By Katherine Khashimova Long The Seattle Times Marty Mickelson had hoped this…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020

$1.2M allocated to add vehicle charging stations to White Pass Scenic Byway

By Natalie Johnson The Chronicle The Washington state Department of Commerce this…

  • Dec 22nd, 2020

Central Washington farm hit with one of largest fines in state history over COVID violations — 2 workers died

By Allison Stormo Tri-City Herald A farm in central Washington has been…

  • Dec 22nd, 2020

New whale-watching restrictions enacted to protect southern resident orcas

By Lynda V. Mapes The Seattle Times New rules that significantly restrict…

  • Dec 22nd, 2020

Essential trips only on Washington State Ferries this holiday season, WSDOT asks

By Michelle Baruchman The Seattle Times Travelers should limit their trips aboard…

  • Dec 21st, 2020

‘This is not something I would wish on anybody’

Congressman Dan Newhouse opens up about his bout with COVID-19

  • Dec 21st, 2020

As landlords sue state for loss of income, Lewis Co. officials anticipate end of eviction moratorium

By Celene Fitzgerald The Chronicle Landlords across the state, including some in…

  • Dec 21st, 2020

McMenamins on the brink: Company pleads for easing of dining restrictions

By Debbie Cockrell The News Tribune The family behind the McMenamins group…

  • Dec 21st, 2020

Nisqually River stretch protected by land trust’s $1.2 million purchase

By Martín Bilbao The Olympian A wild, salmon-producing shoreline on the Nisqually…

  • Dec 21st, 2020

Port of Olympia struggles to find strategy for homeless response

A short-lived Port of Olympia proposal to lease land for a homeless…

  • Dec 21st, 2020

Razor clam digs, crab season on hold due to high marine toxin levels

Commercial crab season delayed through at least Jan. 14

  • Dec 21st, 2020

Washington high school seniors set graduation rate records this year

By Jim Allen The Spokesman-Review Despite the COVID-19 pandemic but partly because…

  • Dec 21st, 2020

Inslee unveils Washington budget proposal with taxes on capital gains and health insurers to fund COVID-19 recovery

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday unveiled his proposed state budget…

  • Dec 18th, 2020
Poll on legalizing marijuana.

As more red states legalize marijuana, some officials try to nip it in the bud

By Justin Franz Kaiser Health News With his state reeling amid one…

  • Dec 16th, 2020
Poll on legalizing marijuana.
The main house on the 60-acre survival compound property in Coupeville on the market for $6 million. (Eddie Hayes / Digital Tide Productions)

For sale: Bulletproof island survival ranch and supply cache

The spread on Whidbey has an escape tunnel, workshop, 20,000 gallons of fuel and a lifetime supply of TP.

  • Dec 16th, 2020
The main house on the 60-acre survival compound property in Coupeville on the market for $6 million. (Eddie Hayes / Digital Tide Productions)

Inslee puts pause on termination of health departments, calling politics in public health ‘reckless and dangerous’

By Laurel Demkovich The Spokesman-Review Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation Monday…

  • Dec 16th, 2020

Inslee to push familiar ideas to fight climate change in 2021 session

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative Democrats will renew a push…

  • Dec 16th, 2020

Newhouse calls Biden “president-elect” even while repeating unfounded election concerns

By Pat Muir Yakima Herald-Republic Congressman Dan Newhouse, a Republican from Sunnyside…

  • Dec 16th, 2020

Second shooter at political melee in Olympia is sought by WSP

By Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times The Washington State Patrol is seeking…

  • Dec 16th, 2020