COLVILLE, Wash. — The sentence has been cut in half for an 11-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to plotting to kill a “mean” girl in his fifth-grade class at a Colville elementary school.
OLYMPIA — A bill to prevent health-care providers from trying to convert gay people under age 18 passed the state House Thursday.
Susan Polizzi, 60, broke two legs in the deadly snow slide in Eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains.
PORTLAND (AP) — A backcountry skier who suffered two broken legs in a deadly avalanche credits much of her survival to the guide who “scarcely left her side.”
The revised proposal includes a higher tax on gasoline than previously sought.
OLYMPIA — Senate majority leaders on Thursday unveiled an updated $12.3 billion transportation revenue package that includes an 11½-cent gas tax increase.
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A 52-year-old woman missing for a week was found alive Thursday, trapped in a pit in a wooded area.
On Thursday afternoon, Burke Museum began digging up the mammoth tusk that was found at the construction site of a South Lake Union apartment complex, and another local star was in the making.
The process of digging out a mammoth’s tusk is pretty basic.
A majority of students in eight school districts are Latino.
PORTLAND (AP) — New state figures show that Latinos now make up a quarter of Oregon’s first-grade enrollment, according to new figures from the Oregon Department of Education.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings said today he would leave his House seat and the end of this Congress, ending two decades of representing central Washington’s 4th District.
Sens. Janéa Holmquist Newbry, Don Benton and Pam Roach have decided to remove their names from the website of the state Senate’s majority caucus, a sign of discord in the coalition.
OLYMPIA — Three conservative state senators have decided to remove their names from the website of the chamber’s majority caucus, a sign of discord in the coalition of 24 Republicans and two Democrats.
Six people have died in recent days, including a skier from Seattle killed in an avalanche that also left a guide dead and two other skiers from Washington injured.
After an unusually dry winter in much of the West, that same heavy snowfall is making for ever more treacherous conditions.
VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Vancouver, Wash., veterinary clinic said it’s hoping to locate a Yorkshire terrier missing since her Oregon owner was killed in a storm-related Interstate 5 pileup in Southwestern Washington last week.
PULLMAN — Civil service employees at Washington State University will receive a one-time, 4 percent increase of base salary.
CENTRALIA, Wash. — A former Winlock man was one of two civilian contractors killed Monday by a suicide car bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan, his family says.
PENDLETON — Umatilla County authorities said Tuesday that a suspect has been arrested in the killing of a 25-year-old man last week near Hermiston.
PORTLAND — Absent a big earthquake or a catastrophic encounter with a too-tall truck or ship, the Interstate 5 bridge that now spans the Columbia River could stand almost indefinitely.
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