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Whatcom County homeowners’ daughter suspected of intentionally setting fire to their home

May 17, 2022, 7:34am Northwest

A Ferndale woman is suspected of kicking in the door of her parents’ home, pouring fuel on the floor and lighting it on fire, then returning to the home while investigators were on scene. Read story

Rep. Pramila Jayapal says she has COVID-19

May 17, 2022, 7:34am Northwest

Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said she has tested positive for COVID-19. Read story

Tri-Cities medical receptionist doled out illegal prescriptions for opioids. She’s going to prison

May 17, 2022, 7:33am Latest News

The receptionist and office manager for a Tri-Cities doctor has been sentenced to four years in prison for her role in a “pill mill” operating out of the medical office. Read story

2 climbers rescued after a crevasse fall on Mount Rainier

May 17, 2022, 7:33am Northwest

Two climbers were rescued by helicopter Friday after one fell into a crevasse the day before on Mount Rainier. Read story

Oregon leaders warn of difficult wildfire season

May 16, 2022, 5:03pm Latest News

Oregon remains poised to see a potentially “challenging” wildfire season this summer, despite a wet and cool spring in much of Western Oregon, one of the state’s top fire watchers said Monday. Read story

Firefighter Kevin Saari of Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue helps battle the blaze at the Old Cherry Grove Church property near Battle Ground in July 2021.

Emergency calls on the rise in Lower Columbia, as fire departments look to fund more staff, equipment

Firefighter Kevin Saari of Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue helps battle the blaze at the Old Cherry Grove Church property near Battle Ground in July 2021.

May 16, 2022, 7:28am Clark County News

Four local fire departments say 911 calls are up and three are asking for resources to keep up with emergencies. Read story

Tacoma man sentenced to prison for 2018 murder plot to steal victim’s house, land near Renton

May 16, 2022, 7:28am Latest News

A judge said Friday he looked hard for the possibility of personal redemption but didn't find it in a Tacoma man who bludgeoned a retired Boeing worker to death in a plot to steal the victim's house and property southeast of Renton. Read story

Where Washington long-term care facilities stand, 2 years into COVID and amid a ‘whole new crisis’

May 16, 2022, 7:26am Health

Inside a Bellingham nursing home, life feels a bit closer to normal compared to the past two years, even as workers at the 122-bed facility still feel like they’re in crisis mode. Read story

Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability program ramped up in 2021, new data shows

May 16, 2022, 7:26am Northwest

A much debated Seattle program requiring real estate developers to contribute to affordable housing was more productive in 2021 than in 2020, raising more than $75 million as more projects got underway, newly released data shows. Read story

Franklin County lawsuit settlement looks to give Latino voters more of a voice

May 16, 2022, 7:25am Northwest

PASCO, Wa. — Latino voters will get a fairer chance to pick a candidate of their choice starting in 2024 under a court settlement reached with Franklin County this week. Read story