SALEM, Ore. — A slow, steady economic recovery means the state treasury will take in more money than previously expected, economists said Thursday.
SPOKANE — Spokane police shot and killed a man on Thursday who was tracked to the Nine Mile Falls area after a fatal attack.
Officials have spent eight months working on them
SEATTLE — Officials in Washington state took their first stab at setting rules for the state’s new marijuana industry Thursday, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults.
Work session explores hurdles petitioners face
OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers are considering ways to make it easier for citizens to recall elected officials, holding a work session Wednesday that explored the hurdles people face when they try to pursue such a campaign.
Utah mother disappeared in 2009
SCOTTS MILLS, Ore. — After spending two days at a rural Oregon property looking for traces of missing Utah mother Susan Powell, police have found no signs of her and have exhausted the lead, authorities said Thursday.
Emergency planners, airlines could be left without key information
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Scientists monitoring Alaska's volcanoes have been forced to shut down stations that provide real-time tracking of eruptions and forgo repairs of seismic equipment amid ongoing federal budget cuts -- moves that could mean delays in getting vital information to airline pilots and emergency planners.
OLYMPIA -- A lifeguard for the water park at the Great Wolf Lodge at Grand Mound has been arrested on suspicion of rape.
EVERETT — A Washington state judge has sentenced an inmate to death for killing a state corrections officer in a prison chapel two years ago.
Second boy is undergoing mental evaluation
COLVILLE — A 10-year-old boy who plotted to attack a classmate at Fort Colville Elementary School was sentenced to three to five years in a juvenile detention facility on Wednesday by Stevens County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson.
SEATTLE — Bertha's bed is ready.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A couple planning a marriage say they were denied a wedding cake by a Hood River baker because they are lesbians.
SEATTLE — A Bothell family whose car was hit by a falling tree last December at Stevens Pass has filed six claims with the state, saying the Transportation Department should have closed Highway 2 because of heavy snow bringing down trees.
She has a condition called 'multiple chemical sensitivity'
PORTLAND — A Portland employee is suing the city, claiming she was sickened by a co-worker's scented fragrance.
Convicted rapist was already serving a life sentence
EVERETT — Jurors recommended Wednesday that an inmate be sentenced to death for killing a Washington state corrections officer in a prison chapel two years ago.
An Oregon man who spent time in prison after being accused of snipping or gluing female bus passengers' hair has been arrested again — this time accused of lewd behavior on buses.