OLYMPIA — Washington state regulators have approved a new settlement agreement with a Seattle tour company involved in a deadly crash last year, increasing the penalty to $308,000 after saying a previous amount was inadequate.
SEATTLE — Federal investigators say a small airplane that crashed into Washington’s Cascade Mountains in July was caused by the pilot’s decision to fly during bad weather despite knowing that he was not trained to fly in the clouds.
BOISE, Idaho — A draft report taking a hard look at last summer’s massive die-off of sockeye salmon in the Columbia River Basin says Northwest fisheries managers must respond faster to mitigate future fish kills if similar warm-water conditions return.
LAKEWOOD — When a man accused of torturing a woman to death broke out of Washington's largest mental hospital with another patient in early April, officials called it a rare occurrence and cited only two other escapes in the past seven years.
PORTLAND — An environmental group filed an ethics complaint Monday against three Oregon lawmakers, accusing them of knowingly making false statements to their colleagues about the intent of a bill that has blocked an environmentalists’ lawsuit over the delisting of the gray wolf.
MEDFORD, Ore. — A small army of citizen-scientists will help Rogue Valley residents learn whether the creek or swimming hole they hit this summer is a good place to cool off or might be a staph infection in the making.