For the first time in more than a month, there are no fire evacuation orders in Okanogan County.
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SEATTLE — A Washington State Ferries executive has been placed on paid administrative leave and his ticket-seller son is appealing a termination for allegedly stealing.
A fire ripped through a Hazel Dell church early Sunday morning, causing an estimated $1.5 million in damage, and investigators with the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office are asking for any witnesses to come forward with information in the case.
Green Lady Marijuana is ready to open this weekend as Olympia’s first recreational marijuana retailer.
More than 100 severely mentally ill patients in need of care could be released from Washington hospitals before the end of the month, as the state struggles to comply with a recent ban on warehousing psychiatric patients in emergency rooms.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the public comment period for potential changes to the state’s rules for in-water construction that may affect fish habitat. The comment period was originally slated to end Friday.
OKANOGAN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster aid will be available to state, tribal and local governments affected by wildfires from July 9 to Aug. 5.
The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office will resume the search for a Japanese man who went missing near Mount St. Helens last November. The two-day search for Yosuke Onishi starts this morning at the Marble Mountain Sno-Park in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
A 19-year-old arrested by a Washington State Patrol trooper on suspicion of carrying less than an ounce of pot, cash, baggies and a scale faces a felony charge — an illustration of the state’s continued tough stance on illicit pot.
BELLINGHAM — Over the next year, city police will phase in body-worn cameras that will allow officers to record video and audio of certain arrests and interactions with the public.
Mechanical problems with one of the drive motors on the ferry Elwha gave passengers a scare Sunday evening when they were ordered to congregate on the main passenger level and put on life vests.
Pat Flynn of Tacoma is known as the mother of Relay For Life, which means most people know Dr. Gordon Klatt as the father of the event.
A federal judge has ordered to trial a lawsuit by a state prison inmate who alleges that corrections officers took him to the shower and gave him a razor after he had threatened suicide. The inmate claims one corrections officer said to the other, “Do you think I want him around the next 30 years?”
State Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, agreed Saturday to pay back more than $4,500 to the state for improperly charging taxpayers for mileage to pick up mail at a post-office box where she received both official and campaign mail.
More than a third of adults have smoked it — including the last three presidents. Dozens of songs and movies have been made about it.