PORTLAND — An Oregon woman who was kidnapped, bound and held captive in her car was rescued by police after she seized the moment to call 911 when her captor left the vehicle to change a flat tire, authorities said on Tuesday.
SHELTON — National guardsmen from Spokane to Seattle to Grays Harbor spent the last week practicing for “the Big One” — a quake so big it would devastate some part of the Interstate 5 corridor between British Columbia and Northern California.
Aberdeen — The Paradise Fire in Olympic National Park has grown to nearly 800 acres since the weekend, continuing to progress east-northeast into steep, inaccessible terrain, park officials reported on Tuesday. The fire is expected to burn for another four months or longer, according to Olympic National Park officials.
OLYMPIA — With less than a week left in the special session and eight days before a budget stalemate could cause a partial state shutdown, Washington House Democrats released a budget proposal that would give raises to state workers and public school employees, spend more on mental health, freeze tuition this year at state colleges and reduce the number of students in kindergarten through third-grade classes, all without raising taxes.
SEATTLE, June 22 (Reuters) - One of three police officers who shot dead an unarmed Mexican farmworker in Washington state, triggering protests akin to those after police slayings in other U.S. cities, has resigned from his job amid an investigation into the videotaped struggle.
TACOMA — The state’s criminal history records database is incomplete, which means background checks aren’t turning up information relied upon when hiring people for positions of trust, according to an audit released last week by the state Auditor’s Office.