OLYMPIA — It may be weeks or months — if ever — before rescuers can get on the ground to search for six climbers who likely plummeted to their deaths high on snow-capped Mount Rainier in Washington state.
SEATTLE — Seattle activists celebrated a successful campaign to gradually increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 by calling for a national movement to close the income and opportunity gaps between rich and poor.
EPHRATA — The Grant County Planning Department is considering a request from The Gorge Amphitheatre owner Live Nation to expand its operation to include more festival-goers and more facilities for them.
SEATTLE — A South King County man is facing prison time after investigators allege he painstakingly unwrapped the signature gold foil on Ferrero Rocher candies, replacing a boxful of the chocolate hazelnut nuggets with gold-wrapped globs of black-tar heroin.
A 19-year-old faces criminal charges in Oregon after crashing his car, injuring himself and three others, because he passed out behind the wheel while trying to hold his breath through a nearly 800-foot-long tunnel.
DELTA AIR LINES WILL ADD FOUR DAILY FLIGHTS TO SEATTLE FROM SPOKANE STARTING NOV. 3. — The daily flights from Spokane are scheduled to leave at 8:25 a.m., 10 a.m., 3:35 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Return flights leave Sea-Tac International Airport at 6:50 a.m., 10 a.m., 1:35 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON — An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn’t run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.