Backers, foes have spent a bundle ahead of vote on adding it to water supply
PORTLAND — While soaking up the rays in what's been an unusually sunny season, Portlanders have broken away from their polite chatter about food, wine and outdoor adventure to fight about whether to fluoridate the water supply.
EVERETT — The main transit organization in Snohomish County is declining to run advertisements from a statewide gun control group on public buses.
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Washington County sheriff's deputies say no charges are expected against a minivan driver who struck and killed a 23-year-old woman who was walking on a rural highway south of Hillsboro.
Authorities say the residents of building are not in danger
SPOKANE -- Authorities in hazardous materials suits searched a downtown Spokane apartment Saturday, investigating the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin.
MEDFORD, Ore. — A man with two out-of-state warrants for his arrest allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a woman for several days in a Medford hotel, police said.
YAKIMA -- As the search for Dr. Jay Sloop entered its fourth day in Kiev, organizers explained why volunteers focused their efforts on a large urban park in the Ukrainian capital.
EVERETT (AP) -- Police said they captured a home intruder late Friday who held them at bay for nearly eight hours after claiming to have a grenade.
PORTLAND (AP) -- Two men have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2005 death of a Hillsboro woman who was stabbed 29 times with a screwdriver.
CHEHALIS (AP) -- A McCleary man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for a 2012 attack on a judge and a deputy sheriff in the Grays Harbor County Courthouse in Montesano.
Girlfriend's actions allegedly angered him at campfire
A Spokane County sheriff's detective faces felony charges of domestic violence and second-degree assault after allegedly using a flashlight to hit his girlfriend and another man at a drunken party last Sunday near Odessa.
Program to help merchants cover workers won't be up until 2014
SEATTLE (AP) — A new health insurance marketplace being set up in Washington to help small businesses find insurance for their employees will not be fully operational this fall, as planned.
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon legislators are considering a bill to legalize and license medical marijuana retailers, calling it a step toward reining in abuses of the state's 15-year-old effort to allow people to use pot for therapy.
JUNEAU, Alaska — The five West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup.
LONGVIEW — An inmate who collapsed at the Cowlitz County Jail died Thursday at a Vancouver hospital.
He's accused of trying to kill police officers
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A trial is under way in Astoria for a Washington state man accused of trying to kill police officers.