President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared a large swath of southwest Alaska's coast off-limits to oil and gas drilling, saying energy development in the region could endanger an environmentally sensitive waterway and imperil vital fisheries.
Agriculture officials said Tuesday they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern.
Saying Southwest Airlines is neglecting workers and its customers, baggage handlers are bringing attention to the company's slide in on-time performance as they seek a new contract.
Former preschool teacher U.S. Sen. Patty Murray wants to rescue the so-called No Child Left Behind Law in her new role as ranking Democrat on the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee.
State transportation officials gave Seattle Tunnel Partners the OK on Tuesday to resume excavation on a pit being dug to reach and repair Bertha, the broken tunneling machine.
After two years of watching gas-tax increases tank in the Legislature, Gov. Jay Inslee proposed Tuesday to take a new approach: Charge major polluters for the right to emit carbon.
Three men illegally using gillnets caught 376 whitefish and a trout from Banks Lake before being apprehended on Dec. 8 by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police.
Each year, Washington motorists flood state government with complaints about having to buy new license plates every seven years.
Tests done earlier this year at five state agencies show Washington state needs to improve compliance with security standards to guard against cyberattacks, an audit released Monday found.
An Oregon man pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges alleging he produced child pornography for more than a decade and traveled to the Philippines to have sex with kids.
Lane County sheriff's officers have arrested a 24-year-old Oregon man after the man's male roommate reported he'd been assaulted with a giant Christmas decoration.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has decommissioned four "safety corridors" this year after a decrease in crashes.
An Oregon man whose post-Halloween rampage included road rage and pumpkin hurling has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Police in Springfield, Oregon, believe a driver hit a pedestrian and fled with him on top of her car, carrying the man for 11 blocks before removing him and leaving him in the street to die.
From new training programs to better record-keeping, the Seattle Police Department is making good strides toward reform, according to the court-appointed monitor for the efforts.
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