Suspect in slaying, posting death photos caught

A man surrendered in Oregon after police say he killed his girlfriend, posted gruesome photos of her body and the crime scene online, and wrote that he wanted authorities to kill him.

Dead candidate leading Wash. state House race

A candidate who died days before Tuesday's election is leading his race.

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Washington approves expanded gun background checks

Voters on Tuesday approved expanding background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state, a measure supporters said would help keep guns out of dangerous hands and make it easier for police to track weapons used in crimes.

Newhouse leading Didier in 4th District

Republican Dan Newhouse was narrowly leading fellow GOP candidate Clint Didier in Washington's 4th Congressional District, a race which marked the first time in state history that two members of the same party appeared on the fall ballot for a U.S. House seat.

Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber wins unprecedented 4th term

Gov. John Kitzhaber has spent a month on the defensive, forced to address the expensive failure of the Cover Oregon health insurance website and ethical questions surrounding his fiancée.

Oregon voters legalize recreational marijuana

Oregon voters legalized recreational pot use Tuesday, making the state the third to approve the drug for commercial sales.

Brittany Maynard galvanizes right-to-die efforts

Brittany Maynard's last days started a national conversation about whether it's OK for a terminally ill person to end their own life.

Judge: Liquor board broke open meetings law when formulating pot rules

The Washington Liquor Control Board broke the state's open public meetings law 17 times as it began working on rules for the recreational marijuana industry, a judge ruled.

Rival gun measures to be decided in Washington

Voters decide today whether to increase the number of background checks on gun sales and transfers conducted in Washington state.

Bottle blast injures bus driver at Redmond school

A plastic soda bottle exploded early Monday in a Redmond elementary school parking lot, injuring a school bus driver, officials said.

WSU Tri-Cities Wine Science Center nears completion

Finding a way to get wine grapes to cope better with low and high temperatures is one of the many things researchers hope to discover when research and classes start next year Washington State University’s Wine Science Center.

Election worries few for House incumbents

By now you’ve heard how much Americans despise the gridlocked Congress. Its job-approval rating stood at 13 percent in recent polls by CNN and Fox News. A survey last year found cockroaches and used-car salesmen held in higher esteem.

Scientists seek to extend dogs’ lives with anti-aging drug

When Daniel Promislow jogs with his Weimaraner, Silver, it pains him to see age creeping up on the 11-year-old canine.

Terminally ill 'death with dignity' advocate dies

PORTLAND — A terminally ill woman who renewed a nationwide debate about physician-assisted suicide has ended her young life with the lethal drugs available under Oregon's Death With Dignity Law. Brittany Maynard was 29.

Fourth student dies after Marysville-Pilchuck shooting

Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.