Indian Village: a Round-Up tradition

PENDLETON — A new Pendleton neighborhood sprang up Sunday morning, rising with the sun.

Washington state Bigfoot believers remain undeterred by evidence

SEATTLE — When you’re a Bigfoot believer in Washington state — for some, the epicenter for the creature — you don’t get discouraged.

Large number of salmon return to Columbia River

Hundreds of thousands of salmon are making their way from the ocean up the Columbia River this month, a windfall for salmon eaters, and for tribal and recreational fishermen in the Pacific Northwest.

Federal court rules against Washington jail’s mail policy

TACOMA — A federal court says a Washington county jail cannot restrict inmate mail to postcards.

Northern lights may put on show in Washington this weekend

The Pacific Northwest may get a rare view of the northern lights tonight and Saturday night as two solar flares expand the light display farther south than usual, forecasters say.

Fifteen children hospitalized, may be nasty strain of common virus

Fifteen children, most with asthma or other underlying health conditions, have been hospitalized at Seattle Children’s with severe respiratory symptoms, and public-health officials suspect Washington may be the next state to report the presence of enterovirus D68, a nasty strain of a common virus that has sickened children around the country.

Supreme Court finds Legislature in contempt on education funding

The Washington state Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for not fully funding education, but for now, won’t issue sanctions.

Northwest E. coli cases: Two children die, boy improving

TACOMA (AP) — A second Northwest child has died after contracting an E. coli infection and a 5-year-old boy being treated for E. coli complications remains in critical condition but is reported steadily improving in a Tacoma hospital, authorities said Wednesday.

Washington senators, McMorris Rodgers react to Obama speech

Washington’s two U.S. senators and the congresswoman representing Eastern Washington promised Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the tools needed to defeat the Islamic State.

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Anglers out in force for fall chinook run

The curtain has opened on the last act in the Columbia River system’s “Year of the Salmon.”

Workers enter room named for Hanford’s ‘Atomic Man’

RICHLAND — Workers entered the McCluskey Room, the site of one of Hanford’s worst radiological accidents, this week after a year of preparation.

Court rules public business on prosecutor’s private phone is still public

TACOMA — Call records and text messages from Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist’s personal mobile phone aren’t private if they’re related to public business.

Spokane County road worker honored for helping young children home alone

A Spokane County road crew worker who took action when she found three small children left home alone was recognized Tuesday morning by commissioners and her co-workers.

Witnesses say driver hits, then shoots cyclist in Spokane area

A bicycle collision preceded a shooting that sent a man to the hospital after a bullet grazed his forearm Saturday night, according to court records filed Tuesday.

Pasco's Fiery Foods Festival wants cooks to bring the heat

PASCO — Two culinary competitions will bring a little extra heat to Sept. 13’s Fiery Foods Festival in downtown Pasco.