Seattle Mayor Ed Murray called for mutual respect among the city’s diverse communities Monday while signing into law a resolution designating the second Monday of each October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
YAKIMA — A 14-year-old Naches Valley High School student is being held in a juvenile facility after Yakima County Sheriff’s investigators said he made “very detailed plans” to kill three other students.
SEATTLE — Counting all the ups and downs, he had climbed more than 15,000 feet to get here — past yawning crevasses and over cliffs where a single misstep could send a rope team tumbling. His party was pummeled by a lightning storm so ferocious it stood one woman’s hair on end. Gale-force winds threatened to shred their tents.
SNOQUALMIE PASS — As the search resumed this morning for a hiker missing near Snoqualmie Pass, the King County sheriff’s office says searchers are concerned the 21-year-old Seattle woman has been outside for three nights.
SEATTLE — A federal judge said Wednesday she has serious constitutional concerns about the way the state handles mentally ill people waiting in jails for competency evaluations and treatment, but she denied a temporary restraining order, saying she needs more information before making changes to Washington’s mental health system.
Education advocates in Washington state are pushing a measure limiting class sizes, but opponents say the initiative on the November ballot could make a bad budget situation worse as lawmakers scramble to pay for court-ordered reforms.
Madigan Army Medical Center is falling short of several national medical standards for patient safety and must take steps to improve on those measures, according to a Pentagon review of the nation’s military health system released Wednesday.
An animal-rights group has filed a lawsuit against the University of Washington’s governing board, claiming it broke the state’s open-meetings law before approving construction of a $123 million animal-research laboratory building.
SEATTLE — A Seattle police oversight office says the department wasted more than $1 million on loosely controlled overtime last year as officers trained to comply with a Justice Department agreement to curb excessive force.