Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls

Accidental shootings have happened in recent years at agencies small and large and at all levels.

  • Dec 9, 2019


Wildlife officials agree to Lower 48 grizzly bear review

An estimated 1,900 bears live in portions of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington.

  • Dec 9, 2019


4-year-old twins climb to safety after crash that killed dad

The girls climbed at least 100 feet up to the road after the accident on Whidbey Island on Friday.


Wyoming governor considers suing state over terminal

Some Wyoming lawmakers say Washington’s legal decision discriminates against interstate commerce.

  • Dec 9, 2019

Portland police fatally shoot man near coffee shop

No officers were injured in the incident and that there’s no danger to the public.

  • Dec 8, 2019

State study finds distinction with aircraft emissions

Officials referred to the airplanes’ emissions as “ultrafine particle pollution.”

  • Dec 8, 2019

Washington agency to look at other wolf management tools

The department has defended killing as a last resort when non-lethal measures have failed.

  • Dec 8, 2019

Flight chief at Horizon Air alarmed at pilots’ safety culture

One flight out of Paine Field in Everett discovered a 4.5-ton discrepancy in weight after take-off.

Candlelight vigil for slain Forks teen fills school stadium

A 17-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a 16-year-old at a party.

For now, your car-tab costs are not going down

A state Supreme Court ruling keeps Initiative 976 on hold as a lawsuit wends its way through the courts.

Seattle transit agency removes safety officer after crash

The decision was related to the Amtrak derailment on Sound Transit-owned tracks in DuPont in 2017.

Superior Court judge appointed to the state Supreme Court

Whatcom County judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis will be the first Native American to serve on the high court.

  • Dec 4, 2019

US Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state says he’s retiring

The Russian investigation and impeachment inquiry “have rendered my soul weary,” he said.

  • Dec 4, 2019

Washington readies legislative response to rise in vaping

Gov. Inslee will propose legislation that would eliminate bulk sales and cap nicotine levels.

  • Dec 4, 2019

Two killed by Sounder trains, a third may have been struck

A train from Everett to Seattle was delayed after a person was injured near Carkeek Park.

  • Dec 4, 2019

Bail set at $1 million for suspect in killing of Forks teen

A 17-year-old allegedly fired the shot after being called a “tweaker” by the victim, witnesses said.

Lands commissioner proposes insurance fee for wildfire fund

Hilary Franz says the money would be used to expand firefighting and restore the health of forests.

  • Dec 2, 2019

Police: Brier woman closed eyes in Seattle crash, killing 2

She was possibly high on methamphetamine, police say. Two others were injured.

As Evergreen State enrollment shrinks, so does the faculty

Enrollment is 2,854 students, down more than 40% from its peak a decade ago.

  • Dec 2, 2019

Mount Rainier caps swarm of weekend rumbling with 3.6 quake

Scientists say no eruption is imminent from the nation’s third-most-dangerous volcano.

  • Dec 2, 2019