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Man pleads not guilty in death of officer killed by deputy

A Yakima man who was being chased when a deputy mistakenly shot and killed off-duty police officer Donald Sahota has pleaded not… Continue reading

New calf born to endangered southern resident orcas

A new calf has been was born to J pod of the endangered Southern Resident orcas. The Seattle Times reported that Center for… Continue reading

Trade group settles GMO-labeling case for $9 million

A trade group that represents some of the biggest U.S. food companies has agreed to pay $9 million for violations of Washington campaign… Continue reading

Two fixes to police reform laws head to Inslee’s desk

The state Legislature has overwhelmingly passed two measures to clarify part of a wide-ranging package of police reform laws passed last year, in… Continue reading

Young man fatally shot in downtown Seattle

Police are investigating a shooting that left a young man dead Wednesday evening on Third Avenue in downtown Seattle. The shooting victim, in… Continue reading

Heavy rains cause road closures elsewhere in state

but the weather had no effect on state… Continue reading

State lawmakers consider synthetic cannabis bills

State lawmakers are making a last-ditch attempt to block intoxicating, synthetically derived cannabis products, including gummy candies and vape oil, from being sold… Continue reading

State Senate, House release supplemental budget plans

House and Senate Democrats on Monday released their separate supplemental state budget proposals and will soon… Continue reading

Metallurgist gets 2.5 years for faking tests on sub parts

A metallurgist working in Tacoma was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and a $50,000 fine after she spent decades faking the… Continue reading

Report says new nuclear reactor is risky

A new type of nuclear reactor that would provide carbon-free energy to at least four states in the Western U.S. poses financial risks for utilities… Continue reading

King County ending vaccine requirements at bars, restaurants

Businesses will be free to impose their own vaccination requirements

Washington revenue projections see $2.7 billion increase

As Washington lawmakers prepare to release their supplemental budget proposals, they received news Wednesday that state… Continue reading

Justices reject 4th recall petition against Snohomish County sheriff

The state Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling that rejected a fourth recall petition against Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney.… Continue reading

State Senate OKs ban on sales of high-capacity gun ammunition

The state Senate has voted to ban the manufacture, distribution and sale of firearm magazines that hold more than 10… Continue reading

State House quadruples number of lawmakers allowed on floor

Executive Rules Committee approved the update

Customers and employees are guided out of a Fred Meyer grocery store after a fatal shooting at the business on Wellsian Way in Richland, Wash., Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. (Jennifer King/The News Tribune via AP)
Customers and employees are guided out of a Fred Meyer grocery store after a fatal shooting at the business on Wellsian Way in Richland, Wash., Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. (Jennifer King/The News Tribune via AP)

Yakima newspaper cuts print editions to three per week

The Yakima Herald-Republic will reduce its print publication schedule to three days a week starting April 1, managers of the central Washington newspaper… Continue reading

State Senate doubles number of senators allowed on floor

As COVID-19 cases continue to drop across the state, the state Senate will double the number of senators allowed on the chamber floor… Continue reading

Deal seeks to revive last aluminum smelter in Pacific Northwest

A complex deal is taking shape to revive the Pacific Northwest’s last remaining aluminum smelter. Alcoa idled its Intalco Works smelter near Ferndale… Continue reading