Northwest News

‘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

WSU student-run Greek councils ban all fraternity and sorority events until spring semester

The moratorium began 5 p.m. Monday and prohibited fraternity and sorority members from attending all social events containing alcohol.

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Judge has ‘ethical and legal’ concerns over FBI running a massive ‘dark web’ child-porn site

The judge presided over a two-day hearing in Tacoma on motions to suppress evidence gathered in that investigation against threeWashington men.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Income tax ‘bogeyman’ haunts Democrats in swing districts

It’s a common theme popping up in several legislative races this year.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Northwest Cable News going off the air

The channel’s last day will be Jan. 6.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Washington state exchange hopes rate hikes won’t decrease enrollment

In Washington, at least, officials say the average rate increase on Qualified Health Plans across the state is only 8 percent, compared to nationwide average increases of 25 percent.

  • Oct 30th, 2016

In a first, President Obama endorses 3 Democrats in Washington state legislative races

Obama is throwing his weight behind Washington state races in swing districts that could decide control of the state Legislature.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Hundreds express dissent for shipment of fracking sands through Port of Olympia

The demonstration came about a month after the Port of Olympia received a shipment of ceramic proppants, also known as fracking sand.

  • Oct 24th, 2016

Suspended pain doctor denies state’s claims in opiate deaths

Dr. Frank Li contends he shouldn’t be held liable for the acts of providers he supervised at Seattle Pain Centers.

  • Oct 24th, 2016

Man found dead in Capitol Forest still unidentified

The case is being investigated as a suspected homicide, said Sgt. Carla Carter, of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Oct 22nd, 2016

Sound Transit 3 opponent files complaint over mailer

Ballots are being sent out this week. Voters have until Nov. 8 to mail them in or put them into approved dropboxes.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

Trump comments of ‘rigged election’ denounced by officials running them

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, a Republican, said she had “full and complete confidence” in the elections system, despite recent comments by her party’s nominee.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

Lawyers present starkly different portraits of refuge occupation in closing arguments

The lawyers’ closing arguments followed five weeks of testimony.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

In Senate debate, incumbent Murray calls for respect, Vance says she’s part of a ‘broken’ system

In the August primary Murray finished with 54 percent of the vote. Vance won 28 percent.

  • Oct 17th, 2016
Port Angeles fifth-graders using new technology in physical activity program

Port Angeles fifth-graders using new technology in physical activity program

Sqords, activity tracking devices similar to a Fitbit, went to each of the 350 students who opted into the voluntary program.

  • Oct 14th, 2016
Port Angeles fifth-graders using new technology in physical activity program

Today’s storm could be in the Top 10 for Western Washington

The last storms of this potential magnitude merited names: the 2006 Chanukah Eve storm, which killed four people, and the 1993 Inauguration Day Storm, which killed five people, according to meteorologist Cliff Mass.

  • Oct 14th, 2016