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What's happening in the Pacific Northwest? For information and details regarding Northwest news, see our articles below.

Updated 1 day, 15 hours ago

State moves step closer to making Juneteenth a holiday

June 19th took one step closer to being recognized as a state holiday after the Washington House of Representati...

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
Measures aiming to limit executive powers die in legislature

When a regular session of the legislature began in January, Republicans introduced bills to limit executive power in emergencies. All of those bills in Olymp...

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Moses Lake-bound rocket maker secures funding

Stoke Space Technologies announced early Thursday the company has secured $9.1 million from a pair of California-based venture capital companies to continue research on reusable rocket engines.

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Inslee announces pause, yet to craft next phase

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday none of the state’s regions will revert back to more restrictive COVID-19 requirements under the state’s economic reopening plan, as all regions are pause...

Updated 4 days, 4 hours ago
Law enforcement bills advance in legislature

Nearing the halfway point in the 2021 legislative session, steps toward major reform of police tactics have gained support and generated controversy.

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
Roller coaster to recovery: Local pygmy rabbit effort shows alarming numbers

Ten years since the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife began reintroducing these rabbits into the wild, the most recent effort, which began in 2011, ...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Most of Washington will be in Phase 2 of reopening plan next week

Most Washington counties, including Grant and Adams counties, will be in Phase 2 of the state's economic reopening plan on Monday.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Easterday Ranches files for bankruptcy

A major Columbia Basin feedlot operator filed for bankruptcy days after being accused by its sole customer of $225 million in fraudulent billing for the care and feeding of around 200,000 non-existent cows.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Inslee defends reopening plan; Fortunato says approach is 'heavy-handed'

Gov. Jay Inslee defended his plan to phase in the opening of businesses by region Thursday, saying he knows it goes too slowly for some people.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Not the next Sea-Tac: Grant County International Airport not on panel’s list

As state officials struggle to identify a site for a new, large passenger airport in Washington to take traffic from the much-burdened Seattle-Tacoma Interna...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Moses Lake man sentenced to 20 years for child porn

A Moses Lake man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to a statement released Friday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Man imprisoned for sex assault pleads guilty to tax fraud

SEATTLE (AP) — Disgraced former Seattle area professional soccer player and team owner Dion Earl pleaded guilty Monday to federal tax fraud in a third criminal case for which he faces prison.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
COVID fears grow in Capitol as three lawmakers test positive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within a span of about 24 hours, three House Democrats announced they tested positive for COVID-19, prompting concern that last week’s insurrection at the Capitol has also turned into a super-sp...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Gov. extends Capitol security efforts through Inauguration

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday night said the Washington National Guard would continue to support security efforts at the Capitol at least through Inauguration Day “due to evolving intelligence ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Atmospheric river brings record rain, flooding, landslides

SEATTLE (AP) — The Pacific Northwest is experiencing heavy rains, flooding, some landslides and road closures as a rain event known as an atmospheric river arrived in Washington and Oregon.