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Firefighters from Clark County Fire District 6 saved a cat and several kittens on Wednesday after the second floor of a house caught fire in Felida.The fire, reported on Northwest 34th Avenue, … more
OLYMPIA — Seven online vaping supply companies, including one licensed in Washington, were caught violating state laws that ban the sale of those products to people under 21, Attorney General Bob … more
Despite being perilously close to extinction, monarch butterflies will not receive federal protection because 161 other species are a higher priority, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced … more
Gov. Jay Inslee announced a broad set of budget proposals Monday to tackle inequities and address systemic racism across the state. The proposals include numerous investments in independent police … more
The parking lot of Spiffy’s in Napavine was full Wednesday night — partly with customers, and partly with residents waiting for Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) … more
OLYMPIA — Washington certified its 2020 election Tuesday with some 750,000 more ballots cast and counted than ever before, and a turnout just a shade under the record set in 2008. Some 4.1 … more
Jenny Graham won a second term in the State House of Representatives last week, but there was hardly a celebration. As ballots were being counted, Graham was isolated from her family in her room, … more
Entomologists with the state of Washington announced Tuesday the first nest discovered in the state contained about 500 pupae and live hornets late last month in Whatcom County. The 2-inch-long … more
How much partisan change can you get for $41.2 million? If you were spending it on Washington legislative candidates this year, the answer: "Not much." With only a few races so close they aren't … more
OLYMPIA — Jay Inslee was talking of plans for a rare third term in the governor's office Wednesday as opponent Loren Culp was refusing to concede and hinting at fraud in the vote … more
Infested apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought to Central and Eastern Washington last month in a goodwill gesture gone bad have been rounded up and destroyed. Steve Van Vleet, a Washington State … more
OLYMPIA — The favorable tax breaks the Boeing Co. gets could be in danger if it moves all production of its 787 jetliner to South Carolina, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday. The Wall Street … more
Ask someone outside of Washington to name one of its statewide elected officials other than its governor, chances are they'll say Attorney General Bob Ferguson. From Democrats, Ferguson gets … more
WASHINGTON — With fewer than 50 days until the Nov. 3 election, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign on Wednesday announced the hiring of a state director and a senior advisor for … more
Crews fighting large fires in Eastern Washington are nearing full containment, while North Idaho fires will likely take weeks to get there, according to incident overviews Wednesday. Here's a … more
OLYMPIA – When Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to Eastern and Central Washington to bring the state’s prayers, concern and comfort to victims of fire-ravaged communities last week, he also brought … more
Washington will lead a coalition of 15 states challenging the Trump administration's decision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and natural gas production. State Attorney General … more
The contest for the job of managing billions of dollars that come into and go out of state coffers hinges in part on a comparison of résumés. The incumbent state treasurer, Republican Duane … more
-Mail delays at the U.S. Postal Service have caused alarm in the run-up to a high-stakes general election that will see an unprecedented level of mail-in voting due to COVID-19, but USPS leaders and … more
The Trump administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of the year, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said … more
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