SEATTLE — Efforts to transform the Northwest into a fossil-fuel hub for North Dakota’s crude, Alberta’s oil sands and coal from the Rocky Mountains mean the risks of major spills and explosions in and around Washington state are rising and poised to skyrocket.
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A 20-year-old Tacoma woman who contends she was subjected to an odyssey of horror as a foster child has sued the state of Washington for $5 million. The plaintiff, identified as S.R., says she suffered “physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse, neglect and exposure to intolerable living conditions” during her four years in foster care, according to her lawsuit, which was filed April 7 in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.
Rob Levin was stunned to hear that his son, a ninth-grader at Seattle’s Roosevelt High, was already smoking pot with his friends.
Olympia police were searching Saturday for the man who robbed a Toys R Us store.
President Obama will fly to Washington state on April 22 to see the aftermath of the Snohomish County mudslide, exactly a month after one of the state’s worst natural disasters.
SEATTLE — Since he was critically injured last month when the KOMO-TV helicopter crashed into his car, Richard Newman has received dozens of messages from well-wishers as well as other burn victims.
A community bank with branches on both sides of the Snohomish County mudslide says it’ll forgive uninsured debts for customers affected by the catastrophe.
After days of chill rain and cloud-shrouded peaks, Monday dawned clear in Darrington, the town that serves as an eastern hub of search operations for one of the state’s worst natural disasters of the past century.
In an effort to reduce drug-related crimes involving heroin and methamphetamine, the Olympia City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday to establish drug-free zones at five “civic centers” in the downtown area.
Washington’s health-insurance exchange finally passed its Jan. 1 goal to sign up 130,000 residents for private insurance plans.
BOISE — A federal lawsuit against the Idaho State Police charges that officers profiled, pulled over, harassed, detained and searched a Washington man simply for driving across the Oregon line into Idaho on the freeway — because he had Colorado plates. Officers insisted the man must be carrying marijuana, but extensive searches of his vehicle found nothing illegal.
SEATTLE — People who lived near the Snohomish County, Wash., hillside that collapsed March 22 could see with their own eyes that it had slid before.
SEATTLE — State regulators have been using outdated boundaries to restrict logging above the Snohomish County slope that collapsed March 22, failing to incorporate newer research that would have protected a swath of land that wound up being clear-cut, according to a Seattle Times analysis of documents and geographical data.
A new apple under development at Washington State University could compete for the hearts and palates of fruit lovers in a few years.
The owner of a natural gas facility downplayed the danger to residents after an explosion at the facility injured four people and forced the evacuation of a small town in southern Washington on Monday morning.