Federal judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

In Yakima, he issued a nationwide injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration.


Lightning storm, easterly wind: How the wildfires got so bad

Is it climate change? Or a lack of aggressive forest management?

  • Sep 17, 2020


Man shelters from wildfire flames in Oregon river

He used a plastic chair to shield himself from the fire.

  • Sep 17, 2020


UW student sues for refund after virus sends classes online

The man claims he paid for “opportunities and services that he did not receive.”

  • Sep 17, 2020

Inslee broke law by bringing apples to fire-ravaged areas

You can’t bring homegrown fruit from an apple-maggot quarantine area into pest-free counties.

  • Sep 17, 2020

Sequim mayor apologizes after sharing his support of QAnon

Some bemoaned his trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, called a virus “superspreader” by researchers.

  • Sep 17, 2020

Recall petition against Seattle council member can proceed

The effort stems from Kshama Sawant’s actions amid mass protests against police violence.

  • Sep 17, 2020

Body of 10-year-old boy found in Skagit River near Rockport

He disappeared while kayaking with his father, who fell into the water and swam to shore.

  • Sep 17, 2020

Inslee, Culp agree to televised gubernatorial debate Oct. 7

Lieutenant Governor candidates Marko Liias and Denny Heck will debate on TV on Oct. 22.

Bill Gates Sr., prominent lawyer and tech tycoon’s dad, dies

“My dad’s wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility had a huge influence on people around the world,” Bill Gates wrote in a tribute.

  • Sep 15, 2020

Pierce County plans to remove polluting dam

Electron Hydro polluted 40 miles of the Puyallup River with black crumb rubber, killing many fish.

  • Sep 15, 2020

Choking air from Western fires just won’t ease up

The air was so thick that Alaska Airlines suspended service to Portland and Spokane for a day.

  • Sep 15, 2020

Motorcyclist exceeded 120 mph during I-5 chase, patrol says

The rider of a stolen bike fled Bellingham police and the State Patrol before surrendering in Everett.

Iconic Yakima restaurant closing after 54 years

Gasperetti’s Gourmet Restaurant had struggled with its location in a run-down part of town. The pandemic was the final straw.

  • Sep 15, 2020

Pier on Seattle’s waterfront partially collapes, injuring 2

Gave way roughly a month after officials discovered it had moved several inches away from the land.

  • Sep 13, 2020

Death tolls climb on West Coast as large wildfires continue

The known death toll from fires in three states stood at 27 and is expected to rise sharply.

  • Sep 12, 2020

In Oregon, dozens are missing as fires bear down on suburbs

The state’s emergency management director said officials are “preparing for a mass fatality event.”

  • Sep 11, 2020

Fire officials battle rumors along with raging wildfires

Social media posts blamed both far-left antifa activists and the far-right Proud Boys for the fires.

  • Sep 11, 2020

Assaults and infections continue at Western State Hospital

Workers have asked officials to save them from both COVID-19 and the violent attacks by patients.

  • Sep 11, 2020

La Nina event could mean rainier winters in Washington state

The central Pacific Ocean has been at least a half-degree celsius cooler than normal for three months.

  • Sep 11, 2020