GRESHAM, Ore. — Police in the east Portland suburb of Gresham say a driver trying to flee after hitting a tree drove off in reverse with an off-duty Homeland Security officer hanging on to the black Lexus.
SPOKANE — The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.
By Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press
April 18, 2014 9:28 a.m.
SPOKANE — The state of Washington is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposal to amend the federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site.
No charges are SEQUIM — No charges are planned against twin brothers who say they're responsible for staging a fake child abduction in a park that terrified onlookers who thought it was real, a prosecutor said Thursday.planned against twin brothers who say they're responsible for staging a fake child abduction in a park that terrified onlookers who thought it was real, a prosecutor said Thursday.
By Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian
April 18, 2014 6 a.m.
OLYMPIA — Green is everywhere in the Skookumchuck Valley, from the lush pastures grazed by cattle and horses to the forested hills that surround the rural community of mostly hobby farms just outside of Tenino.
CENTRALIA — Thinking about heading to Mount St. Helens? An unusually light snowpack in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest — specifically the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument — may have some people ready to pack the car, take the kids and head on out to the mountain. But there are no plans yet to open any areas early that normally close for the winter, according to John Givvines, visitor information specialist with the U.S. Forest Service.
BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard says he’s being deliberately provocative when he says the university is too white. The lack of diversity on college campuses a national crisis, he says.