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Students and other advocates of charter schools rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.

State Supreme Court won’t reconsider charter school decision

Students and other advocates of charter schools rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.

November 19, 2015, 7:27pm Latest News

SEATTLE -- A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday it will not reconsider its ruling striking down the state charter school law. Read story

Wind-blown waves batter houses Tuesday in Seattle. Rain and high winds snarled the morning commute in the Puget Sound area and the Inland Northwest braced for severe weather that could include wind gusts to 70 mph. The National Weather Service says a Pacific storm system arriving Tuesday may include sustained winds of 45 mph that could topple trees and cause power outages.

Three dead, power out as Northwest storms rage

Wind-blown waves batter houses Tuesday in Seattle. Rain and high winds snarled the morning commute in the Puget Sound area and the Inland Northwest braced for severe weather that could include wind gusts to 70 mph. The National Weather Service says a Pacific storm system arriving Tuesday may include sustained winds of 45 mph that could topple trees and cause power outages.

November 17, 2015, 10:56pm Latest News

Toppling trees hit roads, utility lines, vehicles across the state Read story

Associate Professor of Enology James Harbertson examines merlot grapes from Klipsun Vineyards before crushing them at the WSU Wine Science Center in Richland.

WSU wine center on a quest for quality

Associate Professor of Enology James Harbertson examines merlot grapes from Klipsun Vineyards before crushing them at the WSU Wine Science Center in Richland.

November 16, 2015, 5:45am Latest News

Fifty years ago, when Washington State University chemist George Carter began experimenting with making wine out of Washington-grown grapes, he employed a couple of garbage buckets to do the fermentation. Read story

Johnson Meninick, director of the Yakama Cultural Resource program, speaks Nov. 6 at the Yakama Museum in Toppenish about his great-uncle George Meninock, whose wrongful conviction for exercising an 1855 treaty right in 1916 was recently cleared under a new state law.

Yakama Nation Treaty Rights: 1917 illegal-fishing conviction is finally overturned

Johnson Meninick, director of the Yakama Cultural Resource program, speaks Nov. 6 at the Yakama Museum in Toppenish about his great-uncle George Meninock, whose wrongful conviction for exercising an 1855 treaty right in 1916 was recently cleared under a new state law.

November 14, 2015, 11:01pm Life

YAKIMA -- Justice can come slowly. In this case, it has taken nearly a century. Read story

The French flag flies at half-staff atop of the Space Needle in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Multiple attacks across Paris on Friday night killed scores and injured hundreds.

Seattle supports Paris in full color

The French flag flies at half-staff atop of the Space Needle in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Multiple attacks across Paris on Friday night killed scores and injured hundreds.

November 14, 2015, 10:59pm Nation & World

SEATTLE -- Seattle sent its thoughts and prayers to the people of Paris on Saturday by hoisting a giant French flag from the city's iconic Space Needle. Read story

Steam rises from a truck as it is driven through floodwaters from the Skokomish River north of Shelton. The driver soon backed out of the high water. With heavy rain expected to last into the weekend, the National Weather Service in Seattle issued a flood watch through Sunday morning.

Storm floods roads, turns out lights in Western Washington

Steam rises from a truck as it is driven through floodwaters from the Skokomish River north of Shelton. The driver soon backed out of the high water. With heavy rain expected to last into the weekend, the National Weather Service in Seattle issued a flood watch through Sunday morning.

November 13, 2015, 11:27pm Northwest

SEATTLE -- Heavy rains and strong winds struck Western Washington on Friday, knocking out power in some areas and making driving treacherous. Read story

The Washington state Supreme Court building in Olympia.

State Supreme Court: Legality of anti-tax initiative unclear

The Washington state Supreme Court building in Olympia.

November 12, 2015, 5:58pm Latest News

OLYMPIA -- The state Supreme Court says the legality of Tim Eyman's latest tax initiative, approved by voters last week, is unclear, and the case can be argued before a lower court judge. Read story

A truck-mounted radar instrument called the Doppler On Wheels scans cloudy skies Friday on the banks of Lake Quinault near Amanda Park. Led by NASA and hosted by the University of Washington, a team of meteorologists and scientists is fanning out across one of the wettest places in the country in November to measure raindrops and snowdrops and attempt to validate, on the ground, how well global satellites measure precipitation from space. (Ted S.

Tracking of rain, snow will verify satellites

A truck-mounted radar instrument called the Doppler On Wheels scans cloudy skies Friday on the banks of Lake Quinault near Amanda Park. Led by NASA and hosted by the University of Washington, a team of meteorologists and scientists is fanning out across one of the wettest places in the country in November to measure raindrops and snowdrops and attempt to validate, on the ground, how well global satellites measure precipitation from space. (Ted S.

November 11, 2015, 6:02am Life

SEATTLE -- Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to 4-inch rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the United States this month to measure raindrops and snowflakes. Read story

Silvia Lim&#039;s gum bubble bursts as she records with her phone. Visiting from Sweden, she takes a selfie at the gum wall attraction in Seattle&#039;s Post Alley. The gum wall will be scrubbed clean beginning today for the first time in its existence.

Seattle’s gum wall to be cleaned

Silvia Lim&#039;s gum bubble bursts as she records with her phone. Visiting from Sweden, she takes a selfie at the gum wall attraction in Seattle&#039;s Post Alley. The gum wall will be scrubbed clean beginning today for the first time in its existence.

November 10, 2015, 6:05am Northwest

Once named the world's second-germiest tourist attraction, Pike Place Market's gum wall in Seattle will today be scrubbed of 20 years' buildup of sugary stickum. Read story

Mount St. Helens is visible June 7 from a trail near Cougar. The first new hiking trail at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in two decades opened in 2014 and delivered something the Ape Cave area had lacked -- a view of the volcano.

New Mount St. Helens trail has volcano view

Mount St. Helens is visible June 7 from a trail near Cougar. The first new hiking trail at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in two decades opened in 2014 and delivered something the Ape Cave area had lacked -- a view of the volcano.

November 9, 2015, 9:30am Latest News

COUGAR -- The first new hiking trail at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in two decades opened in 2014 and delivered something that had been missing in the Ape Cave area: A view of the volcano. Hence, the thoughtful name for the short trail. Read story