LIBERTY LAKE — Sure, it’s cold this week across Washington but the ice on Liberty Lake near Spokane wasn’t strong enough to support a deer. Firefighters used ice rescue techniques to save the stranded animal.
SEATTLE — Friday marks the first anniversary of the day Washington’s legal marijuana law took effect, and hundreds of people are expected to celebrate by lighting up beneath the Space Needle at a party permitted by the city of Seattle.
When John Jones, 26, saw a $50,000 Olympia Fire Department command vehicle parked unlocked, with the keys in the ignition at OFD headquarters about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday night, a voice inside his head told him to “take it,” court papers state.
A day after two gay engineers from Washington filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against BNSF Railway, a coalition representing the nation’s largest freight carriers announced big rail will begin providing health-care benefits to same-sex spouses of employees starting next year.
WASHINGTON — The four U.S. senators from Washington and Alaska are seeking to authorize construction of as many as four new heavy-duty icebreakers, vastly expanding the Coast Guard’s beleaguered Seattle-based icebreaker fleet.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Scientists and conservation groups are worried the crash in West Coast sardines that has triggered deep cutbacks in commercial fishing is also starving brown pelicans that feed off California, Oregon and Washington.
OLYMPIA — Supporters of an initiative that would prevent Washington state from adopting universal background checks for gun sales say they have submitted 340,000 signatures with their first batch of petitions submitted Thursday to the secretary of state’s office.
MAPLE VALLEY — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department says a young elk needed an assist after its horns became tangled in a soccer net at Rock Creek Elementary School in Maple Valley, about 20 miles southeast of Seattle.