Tacoma Police and other law enforcement officials stand in a line as protesters approach in the street in front of the City-County Building during a protest against police brutality, late Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in downtown Tacoma, Wash., south of Seattle. The protest came a day after at least two people were injured when a Tacoma Police officer responding to a report of a street race drove his car through a crowd of pedestrians that had gathered around him. Several people were knocked to the ground and at least one person was run over. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Senate OKs bill making police intervene to stop undue force

The bill passed 28-21 Tuesday over opposition from state Republicans.

  • Feb 24, 2021

 

A sign opposing the Geo Group, the private contractor that operates the Northwest Detention Center, hangs on a fence outside the facility in Tacoma, Wash., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Trump administration rushed to meet a deadline Tuesday for reuniting dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington House aims to close Northwest immigration jail

“It is a moral injustice to profit off of those who are incarcerated,” said Mukilteo’s Rep. Ortiz-Self.

  • Feb 24, 2021

 

Utility disconnection moratorium extended until July 31

In addition, utilities will continue to waive late fees and deposits through Jan. 27, 2022.

 

Rain drops gather on a ball cap with the name of the crab fishing boat Scandies Rose, a 130-foot crab fishing boat from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, that sank on New Year's Eve, as the hat rests near some flowers and a fishing float at the Seattle Fishermen's Memorial, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

‘We are rolling over’: Edmonds survivor recounts boat tragedy

The inquiry into the Bering Sea sinking of the Scandies Rose crab boat openened with a mayday call.

Rain drops gather on a ball cap with the name of the crab fishing boat Scandies Rose, a 130-foot crab fishing boat from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, that sank on New Year's Eve, as the hat rests near some flowers and a fishing float at the Seattle Fishermen's Memorial, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The snow measured 15 feet deep in some spots on Highway 20. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

‘Extreme’ avalanche danger continues on mountain passes

Stevens Pass was shut down again Monday evening after a snow slide covered part of the highway.

  • Feb 23, 2021
The snow measured 15 feet deep in some spots on Highway 20. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Boeing 757 flying to Seattle makes emergency landing

The 16-year-old jetliner was powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.

Snow comes down by avalanche control (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Avalanche dangers close 3 mountain passes in Washington

The closures will be re-assessed Monday morning, the state Department of Transportation said.

  • Feb 22, 2021
Snow comes down by avalanche control (Washington State Department of Transportation)
In this Dec. 30, 2019, photo provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, the stinger of a dead Asian giant hornet is photographed in a lab in Olympia, Wash. The world's largest hornet, a 2-inch long killer with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state and entomologists are making plans to wipe it out. Dubbed the "Murder Hornet" by some, the Asian giant hornet has a sting that could be fatal to some humans. It is just now starting to emerge from hibernation. (Karla Salp/Washington State Department of Agriculture via AP)

‘Attack of the Murder Hornets’: The race to find bee killers

A new documentary follows the rush to find and fight off an unwanted invader in Whatcom County.

  • Feb 22, 2021
In this Dec. 30, 2019, photo provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, the stinger of a dead Asian giant hornet is photographed in a lab in Olympia, Wash. The world's largest hornet, a 2-inch long killer with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state and entomologists are making plans to wipe it out. Dubbed the "Murder Hornet" by some, the Asian giant hornet has a sting that could be fatal to some humans. It is just now starting to emerge from hibernation. (Karla Salp/Washington State Department of Agriculture via AP)

Suspect opens fire at state trooper during I-405 traffic stop

The officer was not hurt. The shooter has not been found.

  • Feb 22, 2021

Port of Skagit commissioner faces lawsuit over helicopter crash

Three passangers filed a civil suit against Kevin Ware and his company Peregrine Air, LLC.

  • Feb 20, 2021

Washington Senate passes police arbitration bill

The Washington state Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to create a panel of arbitrators to review… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2021

UW to study ancient coins seized at US-Canada border

No country claimed the coins, so they were legally forfeited to the U.S. government.

  • Feb 19, 2021
The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Quebec, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Tighter border controls will come into effect Feb. 22, the prime minister said Friday, not to punish travelers but to try to keep everyone safe. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Car with Washington plates targeted in B.C. vandalism attack

The closure between Canada and the U.S. has been extended month-by-month 10 times now.

  • Feb 19, 2021
The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Quebec, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Tighter border controls will come into effect Feb. 22, the prime minister said Friday, not to punish travelers but to try to keep everyone safe. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ian Simmers of Kent is suing the city of Bothell and several law enforcement officers after spending about 23 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. (Mark Klaas / Kent Reporter file)

Kent man, exonerated of 1995 Bothell murder, files lawsuit

Ian Simmers, who was 16 at the time, was held in custody for 10 hours without an attorney or parent.

Ian Simmers of Kent is suing the city of Bothell and several law enforcement officers after spending about 23 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. (Mark Klaas / Kent Reporter file)
Karl Hagel and Pat McChesney, field engineers with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network team at the University of Washington, install earthquake monitoring equipment on the slopes of Mount St. Helens, with Mount Hood in the distance. (Marc Biundo / University of Washington)

Washington residents will get phone alerts when earthquakes hit

The public will only get alerts for 4.5-magnitude temblors or higher.

  • Feb 18, 2021
Karl Hagel and Pat McChesney, field engineers with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network team at the University of Washington, install earthquake monitoring equipment on the slopes of Mount St. Helens, with Mount Hood in the distance. (Marc Biundo / University of Washington)
New orca calf L125 is seen with its mother, L86. (Center for Whale Research)

New orca baby born to southern resident L pod

The birth of L125 brings the population of southern resident killer whales to 75 in total.

  • Feb 18, 2021
New orca calf L125 is seen with its mother, L86. (Center for Whale Research)

Washington’s Senate committee approves capital gains tax

Retirement accounts, all property and home sales, farms and forestry would be exempt from the tax.

  • Feb 17, 2021

Letter claims Oak Harbor students are being ‘indoctrinated’

80 people expressed concern over the dictrict’s perceived ideology and public health restrictions.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a Tuesday news conference. (TVW)

Inslee offers school districts state-funded COVID testing

The “Learn to Return” plan is intended to speed school reopenings with an added layer of confidence.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a Tuesday news conference. (TVW)

Officials: Funds needed to ensure vaccine reaches minorities

State health officials found that Black, Hispanic and multi-racial populations are under-vaccinated.