OLYMPIA — Washington can continue state programs, pay employee salaries and begin some construction projects over the next 14 months under operating and capital budgets signed Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee — although they’re a bit different than the spending plans approved by the Legislature.
SEATTLE — In a court hearing last week, the lawyer for Carol Burton, a former Seattle choir teacher fired for violating rules for overnight field trips, asked Seattle Superintendent Larry Nyland how he would do room checks if he were a chaperone.
SEATTLE — The owner of an Oregon-based defense firm pleaded guilty on Monday to plying a U.S. official with cash, meals in Vietnam and Costa Rica, and an Alaska fishing trip during a decade-long conspiracy to win business worth $171 million, a prosecutor said.
OLYMPIA — The Olympia Community Court will expand its services — and potentially reduce local nuisance crimes — after receiving one of 10 grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.
A panel of judges from the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, visited Vancouver on Friday to hear oral arguments in three cases, including one in which a Portland man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for beating and raping a former girlfriend.
OSO — Police who found a Land Rover and Jeep belonging to a missing Washington state married couple in a remote wooded area earlier this week say a search of the two vehicles turned up no evidence leading to their whereabouts.
SEATTLE — Western Washington University, where profanity-laced threats aimed at the college’s black students rocked the campus late last year, is forming a task force after several incidents officials have determined to be anti-Semitic.
SEATTLE — As loved ones remembered the quick-witted nurse who was killed and dismembered after a Friday-night date, new details emerged Tuesday about the death of Ingrid Lyne and the man held in the crime.
SEATTLE — A 19-year-old man is in custody after he lost control of his pickup and injured six middle school boys in a crash in Maple Valley, Thursday morning, said King County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cindi West.