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Activists want Seattle police held in contempt

Activists who won a U.S. court order restricting the Seattle Police Department’s use of chemical weapons for crowd control… Continue reading


Federal troops to begin withdrawal from Portland

Federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland, Ore., will begin… Continue reading


Mayors want US agents blocked from Portland, other cities

The mayors of Portland, Ore., and five other major U.S. cities have… Continue reading

Navy testing criticized for impact on marine life

Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials have criticized a Navy military testing program that would potentially harm endangered… Continue reading

US judge rejects challenge to Inslee’s emergency powers

A U.S. judge in Spokane has firmly rejected a water park’s challenge to Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency powers as… Continue reading

Phased reopening paused due to virus extended indefinitely

Clallam, Jefferson counties both in Phase 2

Judge bars federal agents from using force against journalists

A federal judge has barred federal agents in Portland from dispersing, arresting, threatening to arrest or using force against journalists… Continue reading

Police declare riot at Seattle protests, make arrests

Seattle police retreated to a precinct early Sunday just hours after declaring a riot… Continue reading

Police, protesters clash as US cities endure violent weekend

By Jeff Martin The Associated Press Protests took a violent turn in several U.S. cities overnight, with demonstrators squaring off against agents outside a federal… Continue reading

Seattle officials uneasy as more US agents arrive in city

More federal agents have been dispatched to Seattle to protect federal property amid lingering unrest in the… Continue reading

Seattle superintendent urges no in-person schooling for fall

Seattle’s school district superintendent has decided against having students return to the classroom in the new… Continue reading

Portland’s mayor tear-gassed by US agents as protest rages

The mayor of Portland, Ore., was tear-gassed by U.S. government agents late Wednesday as he… Continue reading

State on virus: ‘Washington’s numbers aren’t looking great’

The latest numbers recorded by the state Department of Health show 838 additional COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths. The… Continue reading

Powerful quake jolts Alaska towns, produces small tsunami

A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly… Continue reading

Facing federal agents, Portland protests find new momentum

Mardy Widman has watched protests against racial injustice unfold in her hometown of Portland, Ore.,… Continue reading

Group threatens lawsuit on grizzly reintroduction

A conservation group is threatening to sue the Trump administration over its sudden reversal of plans… Continue reading

Justices void 1916 tribal rights ruling as racist

Washington state’s Supreme Court has vacated a 1916 ruling that allowed a prosecutor to bring criminal… Continue reading