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State courts clearing drug convictions, refunding fines

People convicted under Washington’s longtime felony drug possession law are starting to get their records cleared and their court-imposed fines refunded. It’s a… Continue reading

Students walk out in protest of gun violence in Olympia

Dozens of high school and middle school students in Olympia walked out of schools to protest gun violence after 19 children and two… Continue reading

Two boaters fined for getting too close to orcas

Two boaters accused of illegally approaching endangered Southern Resident orcas in rented boats were fined for violating regulations that protect the whales, NOAA… Continue reading

Anti-harassment protection order filed against Pierce County sheriff

An attorney representing a Black newspaper carrier who is suing Pierce County and Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a temporary anti-harassment protection order… Continue reading

Missing woman’s body found in southeast Washington

An autopsy has confirmed that a body found in southeastern Washington belongs to a Moses Lake mother of three who had been reported… Continue reading

States divided on gun controls as mass shootings rise

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to last week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2022
  • By Rachel La Corte and Andrew DeMillo The Associated Press
  • NewsRegional News

Washington police say drivers aren’t stopping for them

The Washington State Patrol says drivers are increasingly refusing to stop for troopers — and other law enforcement agencies also say this is… Continue reading

Feds stop boat with 1,400 pounds of meth by US-Canada border

U.S. authorities say they stopped a small boat carrying a large shipment of methamphetamine after they saw it riding low in the water… Continue reading

Washington state’s rate of COVID-19 cases on the rise

The rate of COVID-19 cases is rising in Washington. The statewide average of cases over the past seven days is 228 per 100,000… Continue reading

Judge tosses COVID-19 vaccine objections of Hanford workers

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by several hundred Hanford nuclear reservation and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory workers over COVID-19 vaccine… Continue reading

Student scuba diver dies during class at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

A scuba diver was found dead after he didn’t resurface during a class in American Lake on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The… Continue reading

Vancouver police: Arby’s manager urinated in milkshake mix

A manager at an Arby’s fast food restaurant has been accused of urinating into a milkshake mix that might then have been… Continue reading

FBI arrests 2 near Chimacum who had fled sentencing in $30M gold scheme

Thousands of investors defrauded, authorities say

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A person holds a sign that reads “Keep Your Bible out of My Uterus!” on Tuesday during a rally at a park in Seattle in support of abortion rights.

Inslee vows to defend rights for abortions

Resources provided in state, he says

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A person holds a sign that reads “Keep Your Bible out of My Uterus!” on Tuesday during a rally at a park in Seattle in support of abortion rights.

Father of boy pepper sprayed at BLM protest in Seattle files lawsuit

The father of a child who was hit with pepper spray during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in Seattle has filed a… Continue reading

Judge clears way for initiative to repeal Washington’s capital gains tax

Opponents of the state’s new capital gains tax can begin gathering signatures on an initiative seeking to repeal the law after a judge… Continue reading

Man shoots suspected shoplifter at Gig Harbor grocery store

Gig Harbor Police say a 70-year-old man was arrested after he shot a 40-year-old man who he thought was stealing from a… Continue reading

Treatment to start against invasive Japanese beetle in Eastern Washington

The state Department of Agriculture plans to start treatments to eradicate an invasive Japanese beetle infestation today in central Washington. The agency plans… Continue reading

Eco-activist pleads guilty to slaughterhouse arson

A Seattle man has pleaded guilty to federal arson charges involving a fire that destroyed an Oregon horse slaughterhouse more than two… Continue reading

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against long-term care tax

A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit that was filed by opponents of a mandatory payroll premium to fund Washington state’s… Continue reading