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Sydney Stumpf, left, and Aderyn Kee, both students at Loyal Heights Elementary School, protest after marching with parents, students and supporters of teachers from Pioneer Square to the John Stanford Center on Tuesday in Seattle. Teachers who had been on the picket lines for a week will be back in the classroom today. (Ellen M.

Striking Seattle teachers to return to classroom

Sydney Stumpf, left, and Aderyn Kee, both students at Loyal Heights Elementary School, protest after marching with parents, students and supporters of teachers from Pioneer Square to the John Stanford Center on Tuesday in Seattle. Teachers who had been on the picket lines for a week will be back in the classroom today. (Ellen M.

September 16, 2015, 9:24am Latest News

Seattle teachers ended a weeklong strike and headed to their classrooms Wednesday after winning a 9.5 percent pay raise over three years, mandatory 30-minute recesses for elementary students, a longer school day and more say over standardized tests. Read story

Wildfire has burned more than 20 percent of the land managed for timber on the Colville Reservation, leaving a hole in the tribes' budget. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Massive wildfires devastate tribal timberlands

Wildfire has burned more than 20 percent of the land managed for timber on the Colville Reservation, leaving a hole in the tribes' budget. (AP Photo/Ted S.

September 15, 2015, 9:49am Latest News

Wildfire has burned more than 20 percent of the land managed for timber on the Colville Reservation, leaving a hole in the tribes' budget. Read story

Under the instruction of Philip Gustason, left, general manager at the School of Rock in Seattle, Ro'ya Mottaghinejad, 8, back right, and Wade Beeler, right, jam together in a day camp at the school while Seattle teachers are on strike on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (Ellen M.

Parents scramble for child care amid Seattle teacher strike

Under the instruction of Philip Gustason, left, general manager at the School of Rock in Seattle, Ro'ya Mottaghinejad, 8, back right, and Wade Beeler, right, jam together in a day camp at the school while Seattle teachers are on strike on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (Ellen M.

September 14, 2015, 8:17pm Latest News

The city opened more of its community centers Monday to help Seattle parents who were scrambling for child care as a teacher strike entered its fourth day. Several of the centers quickly filled, forcing them to turn families away. Read story

Doug Grumback, 52, a fourth generation Ferry County rancher, stands in a forest near the Canadian border where the northern portion of the Stickpin Fire overtook 12 head of his cattle during a wildfire near Frog Spring in the Colville National Forest near Danville, Wash.

As wildfires rage in West, ranchers lose cattle, rangeland

Doug Grumback, 52, a fourth generation Ferry County rancher, stands in a forest near the Canadian border where the northern portion of the Stickpin Fire overtook 12 head of his cattle during a wildfire near Frog Spring in the Colville National Forest near Danville, Wash.

September 14, 2015, 9:34am Latest News

For weeks, rancher Darrel Holliday has rounded up frightened cows and calves off the smoldering hills of the Strawberry Mountain Range, a wilderness area in eastern Oregon of old-growth forest and grass where wildlife and cattle roamed. Read story

Hundreds of students rally Thursday   at Summit Sierra public charter school in Seattle's International District. Charter school students, parents and staff rallied to support the schools and to call for Governor Jay Inlsee and the legislature to show their support after the State Supreme Court ruled state funding of the schools to be unconstitutional.

Washington’s charter school chaos grabs national headlines

Hundreds of students rally Thursday   at Summit Sierra public charter school in Seattle's International District. Charter school students, parents and staff rallied to support the schools and to call for Governor Jay Inlsee and the legislature to show their support after the State Supreme Court ruled state funding of the schools to be unconstitutional.

September 14, 2015, 9:30am Latest News

The state Supreme Court's shocking charter-school decision has reignited national passions on both sides of a contentious educational debate. Read story

Police and fire investigators stand near the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman after it was damaged by a fire Friday. The pre-dawn fire heavily damaged the clinic in the college town and a regional terrorism task force is working to determine whether it was arson.

Video shows object thrown in Planned Parenthood arson

Police and fire investigators stand near the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman after it was damaged by a fire Friday. The pre-dawn fire heavily damaged the clinic in the college town and a regional terrorism task force is working to determine whether it was arson.

September 10, 2015, 9:51am Latest News

PULLMAN -- Investigators have recovered video showing a flammable object being thrown through the window of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington state before a fire broke out Friday. Read story

A school bus for a private school drives past a striking teacher in front of West Seattle Elementary School on Wednesday in Seattle. Teachers in Seattle began walking picket lines after last-minute negotiations over wages and other issues failed to avert a strike in Washington state's largest school district. Classes for 53,000 Seattle Public Schools students were canceled Wednesday, on the scheduled first day of school.

High cost of living an issue for striking Seattle teachers

A school bus for a private school drives past a striking teacher in front of West Seattle Elementary School on Wednesday in Seattle. Teachers in Seattle began walking picket lines after last-minute negotiations over wages and other issues failed to avert a strike in Washington state's largest school district. Classes for 53,000 Seattle Public Schools students were canceled Wednesday, on the scheduled first day of school.

September 10, 2015, 9:50am Northwest

SEATTLE -- Teacher Janine Magidman has lived and worked in Seattle for years, but she worries her newer colleagues will be priced out because their salaries haven't kept up with expenses as the tech boom makes the city increasingly unaffordable. Read story

Pasco Police officers investigate the scene of the Feb. 10 shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot by police in Pasco. A prosecutor says three police officers in Washington state who fatally shot a rock-throwing Mexican immigrant in February will not face criminal charges.

No charges in Pasco police killing of orchard worker

Pasco Police officers investigate the scene of the Feb. 10 shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot by police in Pasco. A prosecutor says three police officers in Washington state who fatally shot a rock-throwing Mexican immigrant in February will not face criminal charges.

September 9, 2015, 3:27pm Latest News

Prosecutor says the three officers used legal force as immigrant assaulted them Read story

A fire In Sherwood on Aug 10 caused two partial collapses of an 85-year-old Portland & Western railroad trestle.

3 boys charged in Oregon trestle fire

A fire In Sherwood on Aug 10 caused two partial collapses of an 85-year-old Portland & Western railroad trestle.

September 9, 2015, 11:16am Northwest

SHERWOOD, Ore. -- Police have charged three boys with reckless burning in connection with a fire that destroyed a train trestle in Sherwood, Oregon. Read story

Sam Garrett and Lola of Grants Pass, Ore., are ready for Medford's In-N-Out restaurant to open Aug.

Oregon’s first In-N-Out to open in Medford today

Sam Garrett and Lola of Grants Pass, Ore., are ready for Medford's In-N-Out restaurant to open Aug.

September 9, 2015, 9:28am Food

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The wait for In-N-Out Burger is over for Oregon residents. Read story