SEATTLE — Voters on Tuesday approved expanding background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state, a measure supporters said would help keep guns out of dangerous hands and make it easier for police to track weapons used in crimes.
After first-day returns, Washington voters were nearly evenly split on whether to hang out a big help-wanted sign for the state’s public schools to lower class sizes and to beef up the rest of schools’ staff from principals to groundskeepers.
MARYSVILLE — After 10 emotional days weighed down by tragedy, grief and loss, Monday’s reopening of Marysville-Pilchuck High School — amid support from hundreds of community members — was called an important step in the right direction.
The U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most polluted nuclear site, according to a new report issued Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for child pornography.
CLE ELUM — Scientists are searching for the fuels of the future in high-tech laboratories around the world, but last week one research team debuted its new technology at a wood-chipping plant tucked in the forest outside Cle Elum.
Even as the community continues to reel from Friday’s deadly school shooting, the Tulalip Tribes said Wednesday that threats made against tribal children have some dreading Monday’s resumption of classes.
Twenty-five minutes after Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, two air ambulances hovered near the campus, prepared to transport the critically wounded to the region’s highest-rated trauma hospital.
The Yakima Basin Integrated Plan is designed to improve the region’s water supply security in the face of future droughts, but a new outside review says that the plan might not provide enough water storage.