5 charges filed against teen in Washington school shooting

Prosecutors have filed five charges in juvenile court against the 16-year-old accused of firing a gun inside his Washington state high school.

Interim auditor head says agency will continue its work

The woman tasked with running the state auditor's office as Auditor Troy Kelley prepares to take a leave of absence in the midst of a federal indictment against him said Wednesday the agency will continue to be effective in spite of the "distraction" of the past few months.

Washington lawmakers return to resolve budget, other issues

Washington lawmakers returned to work Wednesday after a four-day break for a special session to resolve the state's budget debate and other matters.

Microsoft opens Windows 10 to Apple, Android apps

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they're already using on Apple or Android phones.

Pullman state representative resigns over expense reports

A state representative is resigning this week following allegations of falsified travel expense forms, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the House chief clerk.

Second measles case diagnosed in Spokane

A second person in Spokane County has contracted measles, the Spokane Regional Health District announced this afternoon.

Shelton, Wash.-area mills closing after sale to Calif. company

After nearly a century of operations, Simpson Lumber is closing its mills in Shelton, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and cutting most of its 270 jobs in the area.

'Louie Louie' singer Jack Ely dies in Oregon at 71

When he stood on his toes, leaned his head back and began to incoherently shout "Louie Louie" into a microphone 52 years ago, Jack Ely had no idea he was creating a rock 'n' roll classic.

Big wave of Seattle juniors skipping new high-school tests

The number of high-school juniors in Seattle refusing to take state exams continues to grow, with reports of very high opt-out rates in three more schools.

Auditor Troy Kelley says unpaid leave will start Monday, sans pay

Embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley, who was indicted by a federal grand jury on tax evasion and other charges earlier this month, said Tuesday he will start his leave of absence next week and will not accept pay or benefits, something Gov. Jay Inslee had already insisted on.

Oregon panel hears push-back on banning 'gay conversion therapy'

Arguing that so-called gay conversion therapy helped change their lives, people who say they used to be gay but are now straight testified Tuesday in opposition to an Oregon bill that would bar health professionals from trying to alter a child's sexual orientation.

Wyden wants probe of ‘wasteful’ Hanford purchasing

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is calling for an investigation into spending practices he sees as wasteful at the Hanford vitrification plant’s Pretreatment Facility, where construction was halted three years ago.

Washington legislators return to work Wednesday

Washington lawmakers are set to return to work for the beginning of a special session to resolve the state's budget debate and other pending matters.

Whooping cough on the rise in Washington

Whooping cough is continuing to rise in Washington state, particularly among babies too young for vaccination and teens with waning protection, health officials reported Tuesday.

Agents try to trap bear seen in Washington highway median

The past few days brought a steady stream of calls from people reporting they had seen a black bear in the broad median of grass, cedar and pine that separates six lanes of northbound and southbound traffic.