PORTLAND, Ore. — Nearly four decades after a handful of young women were brutally raped and killed in the San Francisco Bay Area in crimes dubbed the “Gypsy Hill Murders,” police have charged an Oregon prison inmate with two of the deaths, authorities said on Thursday.
SEATTLE — A Washington state lawmaker is seeking to strengthen drunken driving laws that are among the nation’s most lenient with a proposal to deem as a felony a fourth conviction within a decade for driving under the influence of alcohol.
SEATTLE — A Washington state high school that was the scene of a shooting rampage last October was hit with a second day of phoned-in threats of violence on Thursday though police said they believed the calls were hoaxes.
The Oso landslide that killed 43 people originated from a relatively mild slope but still managed to gain deadly speed and power, a phenomenon that a new study attributes to a two-step process that unfolded in about a minute’s time.
A district-wide lockdown of Shoreline schools sparked by an employee’s report of an armed man making a threatening comment was lifted without incident by midday Wednesday. Police later said they did not locate a suspect.
SEATTLE — Washington officials expressed concern on Wednesday over the risk of landslides in the state’s southwest, where powerful storms have saturated hillsides and a mudslide knocked three homes off their foundations, cutting off access to a roadway.
SEATTLE — A Washington state school district near Seattle placed all of its schools on lockdown today after reports of an armed man on the campus of an elementary school, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.
Seattle University has released the results of a seven-month study into the costs of the death penalty in Washington state and has found a more than $1 million price break in cases where capital punishment is not sought.
OLYMPIA — Most of the headlines surrounding Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent budget rollout focused on his plan to raise more than $1.4 billion in new revenue through tax increases and charges on carbon pollution.