PULLMAN — There’s a lot of buzz at Washington State University over work to develop the first sperm bank for honeybees.
SEATTLE (AP) — The video shows an exceptional wildlife sighting for a big city: A humpback whale surfaces just yards from Seattle’s busy waterfront at twilight. The city’s port cranes, Ferris wheel and car headlights glow in the background, and a ferry cruises by while the giant tail disappears back into the Puget Sound.
PENDLETON (AP) — The beating of a 79-year-old Eastern Oregon woman in January was the result of a plot to carry out a home invasion robbery of a woman who lived alone in an unincorporated community near the Washington border, court documents show.
PILOT ROCK, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested a 15-year-old Eastern Oregon boy on suspicion of sex crimes against a girl younger than 12. The youth from the small community of Pilot Rock faces charges of rape, sodomy, using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct and sexual assault of an animal.
OLYMPIA — A legislative fix to a court ruling on the estate tax was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee early Friday morning, hours before the state was to start issuing millions of dollars in refunds.
SEATTLE — A King County councilman introduced on Thursday a measure that bars authorities from honoring jail holds of immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally ordered by federal authorities.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Some of the ranchers facing irrigation shutoffs in the upper Klamath Basin are asking a judge to stop state officials from enforcing newly recognized water rights held by the Klamath Tribes.
OLYMPIA — In another sign that Washington will be the national battleground this fall for the fight over genetically altered foods, opponents of a ballot measure requiring those products to be labeled raised almost $1 million last month.
McMINNVILLE — It was indeed a tornado that damaged several buildings Thursday in the community of McMinnville, the National Weather Service has confirmed.
OLYMPIA — Washington state’s attorney general and the Better Business Bureau are warning that cars damaged in last fall’s Superstorm Sandy on the East Coast are showing up for sale here.
PORTLAND — Good news for those who like booze.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — During past droughts, ranchers in the upper Klamath Basin could keep irrigating until the rivers ran dry. This year, the rules have changed.
PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon’s most populous county is requiring that gender-neutral bathrooms be included whenever a county-owned building is constructed or remodeled, a move to accommodate transgender employees and visitors.
The driver of an overheight load that struck the Interstate 5 bridge last month, causing it to collapse, said he felt “crowded” by another tractor-trailer that was passing him on the left just before they crossed the bridge.
Abusers of harder to get prescription pain killers switching to heroin was noted as a factor in the increase.
SEATTLE — Prescription-drug abuse has fallen in Washington state, but heroin use — particularly among those under age 30 — has increased dramatically, according to a University of Washington report released Tuesday.
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