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Authorities announce second coronavirus death in Washington

Authorities announce second coronavirus death in Washington

Both men died in Kirkland as first U.S. fatalities in outbreak

Authorities announce second coronavirus death in Washington
Officials: 6 deaths in Washington state from coronavirus

Officials: 6 deaths in Washington state from coronavirus

Six people have now died from coronavirus in Washington state, health officials said Monday as… Continue reading

Officials: 6 deaths in Washington state from coronavirus
Governor declares state of emergency over virus

Governor declares state of emergency over virus

Death in Kirkland first of COVID-19 in U.S.

Governor declares state of emergency over virus
Oregon wrestles with building facilities in tsunami zones

Oregon wrestles with building facilities in tsunami zones

Experts say the big one is coming to the Pacific Northwest: a massive earthquake that will cause buildings and bridges to collapse… Continue reading

Oregon wrestles with building facilities in tsunami zones

Report: Feds need to do more to prevent failures at Hanford

The federal government needs to do more to prevent the failure of radioactively contaminated facilities at an aging nuclear weapons production site in… Continue reading

Bill would ease penalties for HIV exposure

Bill would ease penalties for HIV exposure

State health officials want to change a rarely used law that makes it a felony to… Continue reading

Bill would ease penalties for HIV exposure

Senate Republicans propose alternative solutions to Washington’s homelessness crisis

Republican senators pitched their own ideas to address Washington state’s homelessness crisis following the supplemental budgets unveiled by Democratic lawmakers this week. On… Continue reading

Bill would protect immigrants from civil arrests at courthouses

Undocumented immigrants in Washington state may no longer need to fear unexpected arrests thanks to the protection that legislation currently under consideration promises… Continue reading

Feds reject removal of Snake River dams in key report

Feds reject removal of Snake River dams in key report

A long-awaited federal report out Friday rejected the idea of removing four hydroelectric dams on the… Continue reading

Feds reject removal of Snake River dams in key report
Scientists study effects of microplastic pollution

Scientists study effects of microplastic pollution

Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up… Continue reading

Scientists study effects of microplastic pollution

Delays increase in Washington’s paid family leave program

Volume of applications means processing can take up to 10 weeks

Efforts to expel Rep. Matt Shea from Legislature stymied

Efforts to expel a controversial state representative from the state Legislature are likely over after no Republicans would sign a… Continue reading

Helicopter sharpshooters to kill Grand Teton nonnative goats

Helicopter sharpshooters to kill Grand Teton nonnative goats

A disputed effort to help native bighorn sheep in Grand Teton National Park was scheduled to… Continue reading

Helicopter sharpshooters to kill Grand Teton nonnative goats
Judge: Tim Eyman concealed $766,000 in campaign donations

Judge: Tim Eyman concealed $766,000 in campaign donations

A judge has ruled that initiative promoter Tim Eyman illegally failed to report more than $766,000 in… Continue reading

Judge: Tim Eyman concealed $766,000 in campaign donations

Parents express concerns over sex education legislation

Parents, students and educational professionals voiced their concerns in a public hearing about a bill that would… Continue reading

US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions

US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions

Move overturns rulings from judges in Washington, Oregon, California

US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions