YAKIMA — McClure Elementary School and its 600-plus students were evacuated Thursday morning over a natural gas smell. The school has since been given the all-clear by the Yakima Fire Department, Yakima School District spokeswoman Kirsten Fitterer said. Everyone in the building is safe.
TACOMA — Marotha Pasha converted to Islam in the middle of the last century and moved to Tacoma in the 1980s. Now 81, he looks back at those decades as a time his faith was an obscurity in his country.
KENT — A Kent woman with a rare genetic condition that caused her teeth to break and crumble to the gum line has a bright new smile — thanks to what one doctor likens to winning a lottery for dental care.
OLYMPIA — Attorneys appeared before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday in the landmark McCleary school-funding case, arguing over whether contempt sanctions against the state should be lifted — or whether harsher penalties are needed to spur action.
Spurred by the recent killings of three teenagers in Mukilteo, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson will propose legislation next year to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in Washington.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Jury selection began on Wednesday in the case of ranchers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five other anti-government activists who led an armed 41-day takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
BREMERTON — Construction of a triage center that will provide an alternative to jail or hospitalization for people suffering from mental health crises is now fully funded, after the state awarded Kitsap County a $1.25 million grant last week.
PULLMAN — A female Washington State University student reported being raped at the Delta Epsilon fraternity this weekend and another reported being becoming ill after drinking alcohol, according to the Pullman Police Department.
TOPPENISH — Here at the Toppenish Livestock Market — the largest livestock auction in the state — inspectors check every cow and steer to ensure the brands the bovines are sporting match up with the seller.
OSO — Attorneys for Washington state, in a Friday court brief, rejected allegations that they were involved in a fraud to cover up deleted emails while preparing to defend the state in a lawsuit filed by victims of the 2014 Oso landslide and their families.
Labor Day was declared a federal holiday in 1894 “dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor. So how are workers in Spokane County doing? Here’s a quick look at some trends in wages, employment and the labor market.
SEATTLE — Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities are launching their new billing, customer-service and back-office computer system over the Labor Day weekend — nearly a year late and $34 million over its initial budget.