Groups: Immigrant kids need deportation lawyers

SEATTLE (AP) — A coalition of immigrant rights advocacy groups sued the federal government Wednesday, saying the vast majority of minors in deportation proceedings lack legal representation.

Fired for being gay, ex-Tacoma teacher finally gets apology

On Sunday, 42 years after he lost his job, Gaylord will receive an apology from the Tacoma School District.

Public records boot camp mandated for elected officials

A new law will require the training for all except Washington judges and legislators within 90 days of assuming their duties.

OLYMPIA — Understanding how the state’s public records and open meeting laws work is no longer an option for elected local officials in Washington.

Inslee water-quality plan worries businesses, tribes

Based on fish-consumption rates, the proposed rules would make clean water standards much tougher.

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed toughening the state’s clean water rules by setting a fish-consumption rate that would be among the highest in the nation.

Boats search for woman missing from Hells Canyon

Officers from agencies in Idaho and Oregon are looking for a Dayton woman who went missing from a campsite along the Snake River in Hells Canyon, leaving behind her shoes and dog.

Spokane’s first pot buyer says he’s getting fired

The first person to legally buy recreational pot in Spokane says the fame has cost him his job.

Naked Seattle intruder recites Scripture in home

SEATTLE — It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.

Airport worker dead after fight; second worker jailed

SEATTLE — Prosecutors say a fight between two workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport left one man fatally injured and another in jail.

Avista testing big battery at Pullman substation

SPOKANE — The Avista utility is using a $3 million state grant to test using large batteries to store electricity generated by wind and solar power.

Federal appeals court exempts tribal lands from property tax

EVERETT (AP) — Wal-Mart, Home Depot and others that own buildings on tribal land will receive property tax refunds from Snohomish County as a result of a federal appeals court decision.

Harborview to test drug on the unconscious without consent

If you get a head injury and are unconscious, you may be enrolled without your consent in a Harborview Medical Center research study of a drug aimed at preventing brain bleeding.

While you’re unconscious, you may be enrolled in a study and injected with a drug researchers at Harborview Medical Center hope will prevent bleeding in your brain.

Water pollution standards tighten, but will water really be cleaner?

Eat only as much fish as the state assumes you do every day, and you’d starve, for sure: It’s a chunk not much bigger than a Starburst candy.

Hauler's data show recent drop in state’s oil-train traffic

The latest disclosure from BNSF Railway shows a drop in the number of volatile oil-train shipments that moved through Washington state in a single week.

Man accused of stealing 200,000 credit card numbers from US retailers

The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Russian man indicted on charges that he stole more than 200,000 credit-card numbers from U.S. retailers, including eight Puget Sound-area restaurants.

Rapid changes seen as dam falls on Elwa River

The final chunks of concrete are expected to fall this September in the nation’s largest dam removal project, but nature is already reclaiming the Elwha River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.