By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
October 30, 2014 9:26 a.m.
OLYMPIA — A new poll released this week shows most Washington state voters support a ballot measure requiring universal background checks on gun sales and transfers, but that same survey suggests that undecided voters could swing the outcome of a rival gun initiative that would prevent any expansion beyond the national standard.
WASHINGTON — Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for child pornography.
By KATE PRENGAMAN, Yakima Herald-Republic
October 30, 2014 6 a.m.
CLE ELUM — Scientists are searching for the fuels of the future in high-tech laboratories around the world, but last week one research team debuted its new technology at a wood-chipping plant tucked in the forest outside Cle Elum.
By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press
October 29, 2014 9:39 p.m.
SEATTLE — Washington judges have begun holding the state's health services agency in contempt and are ordering sanctions for each day the state fails to provide competency evaluations and treatment for mentally ill people held in county jails.
By James Queally, Los Angeles Times
October 29, 2014 8:56 p.m.
Threats have been made against several students who belong to the same Native American tribe as the 15-year-old who gunned down several classmates before shooting himself inside a Washington high school last week, tribe and school officials said Wednesday.
SEATTLE — Two weeks after a Seattle woman's cellphone photo led to a charge against a man accused of groping her, police say a group of women helped chase down a man accused of groping multiple women in downtown Seattle.
By LUIS ALONSO LUGO, Associated Press
October 29, 2014 1:47 p.m.
WASHINGTON — First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there is no more critical time to vote than now, even as she acknowledges "great disillusion" may cause many Hispanics to sit out Election Day.