A suspect with a long, violent criminal history was in Clark County Superior Court today, where he made a first appearance on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.
SEATTLE — Forty-five years after a tall, dark-complected man hijacked a Seattle-bound Boeing 727 on Thanksgiving Eve and parachuted into history from the rear of the plane with $200,000 in cash, the FBI has officially closed the investigation.
KENNEWICK — The Department of Energy will not be able to meet a legally binding deadline to have Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant demolished by the end of September, but demolition might be ready to start then.
YAKIMA — A man who was attempting to evade police officers, “intentionally” rammed the back of a patrol car in west Yakima early Sunday fleeing the scene of the crash only to be arrested a short while later.
SEATTLE — Starbucks said it will raise worker pay in its U.S. stores this autumn, after employees accused the coffee chain of “extreme” cutbacks in work hours that they say are hurting morale and service.
Although millions of dollars are being spent on research and restoration projects aimed at protecting the region's salmon fisheries, salmon habitat in Puget Sound is not as healthy or abundant as needed to support recovery of the fish, according to the 2016 State of Our Watersheds report produced by the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.