WENATCHEE — "When we're kids, we don't think too hard about creating," said Liza Valentina, a local artist instructing a class Saturday at the Wenatchee Valley College's Music & Art Center. "That's where we do our best work."

SEATTLE — The multibillion-dollar company that runs the immigrant detention center in Tacoma confirmed deploying "chemical agents" Wednesday as conflict over allegedly inadequate food and unsanitary conditions escalate.

For years, Washington has exported some of the electricity it produced. The state sent more than 18 percent of its generated power out of state in 2021, but in the coming decades that will change — and maybe not for the reason you expect.

SEATTLE — To become certified, prospective home care workers in Washington must be tested on what they've learned in their 75 required hours of training. But many face challenges even before they get to the test — a would-be caregiver might have to drive several hours to a site at a schedule…

SEATTLE — A decade after Washington legalized recreational cannabis, people of color remain locked out of the multibillion-dollar industry, with some calling the state's new efforts for inclusion a late start to an already finished race.

Businesses setup Friday for this weekend's Building North Central Washington Home Show at Town Toyota Center Friday, Feb. 3, 2022 in Wenatchee. The show will feature leaders in cabinetry, glass, concrete, paint, outdoor living, home decoration and more. The home show starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and goes to 5 p.m. and continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5.

OLYMPIA — A bill to add additional instruction days to the school calendar generally received positive remarks during a hearing by the Senate’s education committee Thursday afternoon. Its future in the current session, though, remains uncertain.

Wenatchee Valley firefighters extinguish a fire inside a truck at the entrance to the Columbia Valley Community Health Center at 600 Orondo Ave. Friday afternoon. No one was injured.

WENATCHEE — The River Academy, a private Christian school that teaches pre-kindergarten through 12th grade classes, is designing a new school.

OLYMPIA — People who perform female genital mutilation on a minor could face criminal and civil penalties if a bill now in the state Senate becomes law.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission is preparing a possible antitrust lawsuit against e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Treasury Department said Friday it will make more Tesla, Ford Motor, General Motors and Volkswagen electric vehicles eligible for up to $7,500 tax credits after it revised its vehicle classification definitions.

WORCESTER, Mass. — A powerful arctic blast swept into the Northeast on Friday, threatening to push temperatures to record lows in many spots, including New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, where the wind chill could drop to -110 degrees Fahrenheit, forecasters said.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three former U.S. snowboarders sued their former coach, the national snowboarding federation and the U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday alleging sexual abuse that was covered up by the two sporting bodies, court documents showed.

SAN FRANCISCO — Classmates often stop Alma Gallegos as she makes her way down the bustling hallways of Theodore Roosevelt High School in southeast Fresno, California. The 17-year-old senior is frequently asked by fellow students about COVID-19 testing, vaccine safety, and the value of booste…

SEATTLE — In a year that ended with drastic cost-cutting measures — from ending experimental projects to cutting 18,000 jobs — Amazon reported a net loss of $2.7 billion.

WASHINGTON, D.C./BEIJING — Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponed a visit to China that was expected to start on Friday after a Chinese spy balloon was tracked flying across the United States in what U.S. officials called a “clear violation” of U.S. sovereignty.

Time spent with Grandpa Bruce Huge for Lyra Huge, 2, and her brother Harrison, 4, meant a walk to the local Cashmere bakery Wednesday. The senior Huge said he likes to take them to the store every once-in-a-while for a treat for them - and him.

SEATTLE — Starting this year, the Washington State Department of Licensing will offer a one-time original or renewed state ID card at no cost for those who are homeless and expected to continue living in Washington.

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho authorities have alleged that Bryan Kohberger’s cellphone records showed he was in the Moscow area less than an hour after four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in an off-campus house — and that he visited the “coverage area” of the home 12 times before…

PHILADELPHIA — Temperatures are forecast to plunge across the Philadelphia region over the next few days, and Punxsutawney Phil expects more of the same for the next six weeks.

WASHINGTON, D.C./KYIV — The U.S. has answered President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s plea for rockets that can strike deep behind the front lines of the nearly year-long conflict with Russia.