OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee and most statewide elected officials and lawmakers won't get a pay raise this year, but judges will see a salary hike under the salary schedule adopted by the Washington Citizen's Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials.
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 — A 37-year-old janitor who has been charged with threatening to kill a federal judge in a case that involves letters containing the deadly poison ricin is a registered sex offender who lived in a rundown apartment building near downtown Spokane.
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.
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.