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Business groups ask governor not to roll some counties to Phase 2

Nearly 70 state business organizations are urging Gov. Jay Inslee to delay for three weeks any… Continue reading

 

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Legislature approves bill seeking Billy Frank Jr. statue

A measure to honor the late Billy Frank Jr. with a statue at the U.S. Capitol has cleared the Legislature.… Continue reading

 

State Senate OKs restrictions on police tactics, gear

The state Senate has approved a measure restricting certain police tactics and gear, including the use of… Continue reading

State officials: Six sickened by Salmonella linked to songbirds

No cases reported in Clallam, Jefferson counties

State confirms cases of vaccinated people getting COVID-19

The state Department of Health is investigating reports of people in the state who tested positive for COVID-19 more than… Continue reading

Debate erupts over road across Mount St. Helens blast zone

Conservation groups and scientists are challenging a federal decision to build a road through the Mount… Continue reading

FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a northern spotted owl sits on a tree branch in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore. Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres of northern spotted owl habitat from the US-Canadian border to northern California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed protections for the old-growth forest in the last days of the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Conservationists sue for spotted owl protections

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres of northern… Continue reading

FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a northern spotted owl sits on a tree branch in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore. Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres of northern spotted owl habitat from the US-Canadian border to northern California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed protections for the old-growth forest in the last days of the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

King County Sheriff’s Office to pay $5M in fatal shooting of youth

The King County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of… Continue reading

Legislature passes bill to give voting rights to parolees

State lawmakers have voted to automatically restore voting rights to people who have been released from prison… Continue reading

More than 50 infected in COVID-19 outbreak at King County Jail

A significant COVID-19 outbreak is happening inside the King County Jail, with 19 cases detected on Monday alone. The outbreak… Continue reading

Seattle Proud Boys leader pleads not guilty in Capitol siege

A Seattle-area man and a leader of the far-right Proud Boys have pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing him… Continue reading

Noriko Nasu, a high school teacher who was attacked earlier in the year while walking through Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, speaks about the possible hate crime Monda at a news conference at Renton City Hall. Nasu joined Gov. Jay Inslee and other leaders to denounce recent acts of violence and harassment targeted at Asians and Asian communities. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

Governor decries ‘horrendous surge’ of violence against Asians

Gov. Jay Inslee was joined Monday by community leaders to decry what he called a “horrendous surge” of violence against… Continue reading

Noriko Nasu, a high school teacher who was attacked earlier in the year while walking through Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, speaks about the possible hate crime Monda at a news conference at Renton City Hall. Nasu joined Gov. Jay Inslee and other leaders to denounce recent acts of violence and harassment targeted at Asians and Asian communities. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

State homelessness increased 6.2 percent from 2019-20

Washington state experienced one of the largest estimated increases in homelessness between 2019 and 2020 relative to other states in… Continue reading

Lawmakers get good news on state revenues

Washington’s economy continues to improve, with the latest state revenue forecast showing that lawmakers will have… Continue reading

FILE- This March 12, 2021, file photo released by Portland Police Bureau shows smashed windows left behind by people inside the perimeter of a march by a group of about 100 hundred protesters Friday night in Portland, Ore. Portland Mayor Wheeler on Monday, Mach 15, 2021 called for an end to violence and property destruction after businesses were damaged over the weekend. Oregon's largest city has seen a series of often violent protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Portland Police Department via AP, File)

Portland leaders condemn ongoing violence by ‘anarchists’

Leaders and elected officials are demanding an end to violence, criminal destruction and intimidation… Continue reading

FILE- This March 12, 2021, file photo released by Portland Police Bureau shows smashed windows left behind by people inside the perimeter of a march by a group of about 100 hundred protesters Friday night in Portland, Ore. Portland Mayor Wheeler on Monday, Mach 15, 2021 called for an end to violence and property destruction after businesses were damaged over the weekend. Oregon's largest city has seen a series of often violent protests following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Portland Police Department via AP, File)

Skykomish River hatchery to rely on native steelhead trout

Officials said a fish hatchery for the Skykomish River will stop importing steelhead trout from the Columbia River and instead rely on native… Continue reading

Next free Washington State Parks day is Friday

Washington State Parks is inviting the community to help celebrate the agency’s 108th birthday on Friday by enjoying a state park for free. The free… Continue reading

Inslee orders schools in-class hybrid option

Peninsula schools already on hybrid schedules