Saturday, April 17, 2021


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

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago

Easterday allegedly defrauded Tyson out of $233 million

Tri-Cities-area farmer and businessman Cody Easterday defrauded a Tyson Foods subsidiary of more than $233 milli...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks 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 1 month, 3 weeks 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 months 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months, 4 weeks 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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.

Updated 3 months ago
Lands chief again proposes dedicated funds to fight wildfire

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — After yet another year of catastrophic wildfires in Washington state, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is once again proposing that the state create a dedicated fund to prevent and ...

Updated 3 months ago
Seattle police union head won’t resign after attack remarks

SEATTLE (AP) — The president of Seattle’s rank and file police union says he will not step down, despite growing calls for his resignation after he blamed, in part, the “far left” and Black Lives Matter activists...

Updated 3 months ago
Respiratory therapist sentenced for stealing COVID equipment

SEATTLE (AP) — A respiratory therapist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been sentenced to three months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing a ventilator and other medical equipment during the COV...

Updated 3 months ago
Delta, United, Alaska: No guns in luggage for DC flights

Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week's presidential inauguration, with Delta, United and Alaska saying they will prohibit passengers flying to the Washington area from putting ...