Feds scrap plans to reintroduce grizzlies to North Cascades

An environmental group was disappointed by the decision but did not think it was the final word on the bears.

  • Jul 7, 2020

 

3rd victim recovered from plane crash over Lake Coeur d’Alene

2 more bodies have been located at the bottom of the lake. 3 others are still missing.

  • Jul 7, 2020

 

Siberia wildfire smoke reaches Southcentral Alaska, islands

The wildfire smoke also has been reported in western Oregon and Canada.

  • Jul 7, 2020

 

Two die during Fourth of July celebrations in Skagit County

In one case, a kayaker was hit in the chest by a firework he ignited and fell into the water.

  • Jul 7, 2020

Seattle City Council approves new tax on big business

The council voted 7-2 on the measure, which is expected to raise more than $200 million per year.

  • Jul 6, 2020

$1.2 million bail for driver that hit 2 Seattle protesters

The Seattle man was the owner of the Jaguar and was alone in the car, according to a Washington State Patrol.

  • Jul 6, 2020

At least 8 killed in plane collision over Lake Coeur d’Alene

A dive team located the wreckage about 125 feet down in the Idaho lake. The dead include 3 children.

  • Jul 6, 2020

Protester killed on I-5 was dedicated to cause

Police say the driver drove around vehicles that were blocking the freeway and sped into the crowd.

  • Jul 5, 2020

Surge in state COVID-19 cases driven by Eastern Washington

While the coronavirus at first pounded the Seattle area, the epicenter is now east of the Cascade Range.

Spokane health officer orders COVID-19-positive man jailed

The person was homeless, suffered from mental health problems and refused all other isolation options.

Seattle Times, other media fight police subpoena for images

The Seattle Police Department is seeking unpublished photos and video of downtown violence on May 30.

  • Jul 3, 2020

Mount Vernon hotel closed due to drugs; owner arrested

The Best Western College Way Inn was the subject of an extensive drug and prostitution investigation.

  • Jul 3, 2020

Governor orders face coverings for businesses and customers

As COVID-19 cases surge in several counties, officials are making adjustments to fend off a relapse.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Thursday news conference here

He is expected to discuss the state’s ongoing response to the coronavirus outbreak.

More arrests after police clear Seattle protest zone

Police said they used pepper spray and blast balls after people started throwing bottles at them.

  • Jul 2, 2020

80 UW students in frat houses test positive for coronavirus

Public health officials have noticed a spike in cases among people ages 18 to 20.

Seattle mayor orders ‘occupied’ area cleared, police arrive

Protesters in the Capitol Hill neighborhood responded with chants and calls to leave them alone.

  • Jul 1, 2020
Coyote Ridge Correctional Center in Connell, Washington.

Eastern Washington prison reports 220 COVID-19 cases

Coyote Ridge in Connell is now allowing inmates who have tested positive to be housed together.

Coyote Ridge Correctional Center in Connell, Washington.

Washington state begins trapping for Asian giant hornets

The traps are being placed around Blaine, Custer and Bellingham.

  • Jul 1, 2020

Alaska Airlines could ban non-masked flyers from travel

Noncompliant passengers will be told it is their “final notice” and a written report will be made.