RICHLAND — The only nuclear power plant in the Northwest is shut down for a refueling that takes place every two years.
ALOHA, Ore. — The parents and an 11-year-old child have been rescued from a burning apartment in Beaverton and sent to the hospital.
PORTLAND — Portland Police Chief Mike Reese was asked to cut down on department overtime and he's doing something about it.
SEATTLE — A Seattle City Council committee has approved zoning for large indoor marijuana farms in some industrial areas of the city.
SPOKANE — The FBI has arrested a suspect in a case involving the discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin and says investigators are working “around the clock” to address any remaining risks.
Health overhaul: In a Page A5 story on May 15, the Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, reported incorrect premiums for an insurance plan. The $162 rate is for people younger than 21, not for 21-year-olds.
City the 5th fastest growing in state; Woodland population dips slightly
Ridgefield was the fifth fastest growing city in Washington between 2011 and 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released late Wednesday. City leaders say years spent laying the groundwork for business and residential development helped Ridgefield bounce back quickly from the Great Recession.
GRANTS PASS — Environmental groups and a public health organization want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider the big picture — from mining in Wyoming to air pollution in China — before allowing development of three Northwest ports to ship up to 100 million metric tons of coal a year to Asia.
SPOKANE — A 37-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a case in which a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin were discovered in Washington state last week.A grand jury indictment accused Matthew Ryan Buquet of mailing a death threat to U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle at the federal courthouse on May 14.
More information has been released in a case in which Thurston County prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old former lifeguard at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound with second-degree rape and third-degree child rape for an alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl who was a guest at the waterpark resort.
PORTLAND — Volunteers have been passing out bars of soap at motels along a Portland street known for its "lingerie shows" and prostitution stings.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Voters in two Oregon timber counties — Curry and Josephine — have turned down tax increases to fund law enforcement, but a jail levy passed in a third, Lane County.
UNEAU, Alaska — A Washington man convicted of murdering a Juneau woman is scheduled to be sentenced next week.
PORT TOWNSEND — Lighting and security are being improved at a cruise ship dock at Port Townsend where vandals cut mooring lines last week.
CENTRALIA — A man was arrested at the Centralia Police Station after showing up in handcuffs.