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Florist who refused same-sex wedding job settles with couple

November 19, 2021, 7:34am Northwest

RICHLAND — A florist in Washington state who was in an eight-year legal battle that reached the U.S. Supreme Court will retire after settling with the same-sex couple whose wedding job she refused. Read story

The northbound Amtrak Cascades train rolls across the Interstate 5 overpass in DuPont, Wash., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. The overpass was the site of the fatal train derailment in December 2018.

Amtrak resumes service on route where 3 died in 2017

The northbound Amtrak Cascades train rolls across the Interstate 5 overpass in DuPont, Wash., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. The overpass was the site of the fatal train derailment in December 2018.

November 19, 2021, 7:33am Latest News

TACOMA — Nearly four years after an Amtrak train derailed and killed three people on a new route through Pierce County, Washington, service began again on the Point Defiance Bypass. Read story

Federal Way man charged with fatally shooting another man

November 19, 2021, 7:32am Northwest

FEDERAL WAY — King County prosecutors have charged a Federal Way man with second-degree murder, accusing him of fatally shooting another man in the mistaken belief the victim had stolen his stash of fentanyl pills. Read story

Tri-Cities florist settles with gay couple

November 18, 2021, 6:58pm Northwest

KENNEWICK — A Richland florist mired in an 8-year legal battle that reached the U.S. Supreme Court will retire after settling with the same-sex couple whose wedding was at the center of the lawsuit. Read story

The northbound Amtrak Cascades train rolls across the Interstate 5 overpass in DuPont, Wash., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. The overpass was the site of the fatal train derailment in December 2018.

Amtrak resumes service on Point Defiance Bypass route where 3 died in 2017

The northbound Amtrak Cascades train rolls across the Interstate 5 overpass in DuPont, Wash., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. The overpass was the site of the fatal train derailment in December 2018.

November 18, 2021, 6:12pm Northwest

TACOMA — Nearly four years after an Amtrak train derailed and killed three people on a new route through Pierce County, service began again Thursday morning on the Point Defiance Bypass. Read story

The Washington State Capitol Building, also known as the Legislative Building, photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Olympia, Wash.

New Washington House plan allows only vaccinated members in chamber

The Washington State Capitol Building, also known as the Legislative Building, photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Olympia, Wash.

November 18, 2021, 6:10pm Newsletter

OLYMPIA — The Washington state House on Thursday released its plan for the upcoming legislative session, announcing a limited number of vaccinated lawmakers will be allowed on the chamber floor and that unvaccinated representatives will need to undergo COVID-19 testing three times a week in order to work in their… Read story

Wasting disease found in 2 Idaho deer

November 18, 2021, 4:24pm Northwest

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife managers say two deer killed in north-central Idaho have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It’s the first time the contagious and fatal neurological disorder has been detected in the state. Read story

A map of the proposed legislative districts in Washington.

State Supreme Court orders redistricting panel chair to detail actions

A map of the proposed legislative districts in Washington.

November 18, 2021, 2:25pm Election

SPOKANE — The state Supreme Court late Thursday ordered the chair of Washington’s Redistricting Commission to detail what actions the panel took earlier this week when it missed a deadline to approve new political maps. Read story

Floodwater covers a roadway near a closed crossing to Canada, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Sumas, Wash. An atmospheric river'??a huge plume of moisture extending over the Pacific and into Washington and Oregon'??caused heavy rainfall in recent days, bringing major flooding in the area.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek federal aid for flood damage

Floodwater covers a roadway near a closed crossing to Canada, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Sumas, Wash. An atmospheric river'??a huge plume of moisture extending over the Pacific and into Washington and Oregon'??caused heavy rainfall in recent days, bringing major flooding in the area.

November 18, 2021, 11:30am Latest News

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — With floodwaters receding in parts of Washington state damage assessments are beginning and Gov. Jay Inslee is promising he’ll aggressively seek federal money. Read story

People walk by railroad cars derailed by flooding near tracks at a BNSF rail yard Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Sumas, Wash. People in the small city of Sumas, Washington, are assessing damage from flooding that hit an estimated three quarters of homes in the community near the Canadian border.

U.S.-Canada border towns assess damage from devastating floods

People walk by railroad cars derailed by flooding near tracks at a BNSF rail yard Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Sumas, Wash. People in the small city of Sumas, Washington, are assessing damage from flooding that hit an estimated three quarters of homes in the community near the Canadian border.

November 18, 2021, 9:08am Latest News

SUMAS, Wash. (AP) — Residents of this small U.S. city along the Canadian border were assessing damage from flooding that hit an estimated three quarters of homes, as Washington state and British Columbia tried to dry out from an intense, days-long rain storm that cut off key roadways and forced… Read story