OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee approved a change to state law Wednesday that requires retailers to place stringent controls over alcohol sales at self-checkout machines.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A convicted rapist accused of strangling a corrections officer with an amplifier cord in the prison chapel is standing trial on charges that could carry the death penalty if he’s convicted.
PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners will decide Wednesday whether to seek a court order to shut down the Rodeo City Inn, a Pendleton motel considered to be a hive of criminal activity.
OLYMPIA (AP) — With the Washington state Legislature set to convene a special session on May 13, Gov. Jay Inslee, House Democrats and the Republican-dominated Senate majority will be tasked with working toward a budget deal. But that likely won’t be the only contentious matter the parties will take up next month.
PASCO — Franklin County officials say the Juniper Dunes Recreation Area north of Pasco could be a tourist attraction if there were a public road to reach it.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — A cleaning worker was killed when he fell into a running grinder at a meat-processing plant, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.
SEATTLE (AP) — Students heading to college in Washington state next fall will have to wait awhile to find out how much tuition they’ll be paying.
OLYMPIA — The Washington state Legislature on Sunday passed a no-new-taxes transportation budget that invests in maintaining state roadways and continues spending on existing big-ticket projects but does not fund new ones.
SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Wenatchee area through 5 p.m. Monday.
Seattle Times editorial writers Bruce Ramsey and Lynne K. Varner have different views on the controversy over a Richland florist who refused to do a flower arrangement for a same-sex wedding, citing her religious beliefs. She has been sued by American Civil Liberties Union for illegal discrimination and, separately, by Attorney General Bob Ferguson under the consumer protection law, which relates to discrimination.
It was a Friday afternoon, Aug. 31 of last year, that Eric Agol, a 42-year-old associate professor of astronomy at the University of Washington, looked at his computer screen and saw something astounding.
SPOKANE— A rapper who goes by the name “Lil Danger” faces life in prison without parole after his conviction in a shooting that killed another rapper at an after-concert party at a Spokane hotel.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Legislature wants to prevent employers from snooping in the social media accounts of workers.
OLYMPIA ( — Washington lawmakers are approving a plan that would compensate the owners of livestock who suffer losses due to wolf attacks.
PORTLAND — It’s been nearly 15 years since an Oregon teen fatally shot his parents, then embarked on a deadly high school shooting spree.
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