WENATCHEE — Police are looking for the driver of an SUV that struck the outside of a Wenatchee convenience store and damaged merchandise inside.

While not all the details are out, cherry growers are expected to benefit from $16 billion in federal aid for agricultural producers who continue to be affected by tariffs and trade disputes, including one the U.S. has with China.

OLYMPIA — The “faithless electors” who defied both a pledge they had made and the will of Washington voters by casting their Electoral College votes for candidates other than Hillary Clinton in 2016 can be fined $1,000, as state law stipulates, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

SPOKANE — A nonprofit law firm has identified more than 200 people who died in Washington jails over the course of nearly 12 years, finding lapses in supervision, medical and mental health care, suicide prevention and protocols for treating drug withdrawal and overdoses.

WENATCHEE — Five North Central Washington schools are among the 216 statewide to be recognized by the state Board of Education for academic growth and achievement, including Wenatchee’s Washington Elementary School and Cashmere’s Vale Elementary School.

SEATTLE — Jeff Bezos, asked directly by employees at Amazon’s shareholder meeting Wednesday morning to take meaningful action on climate change, would not commit to put the commerce giant on the rapid emissions-reduction path scientists say is necessary to address the global crisis.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was freed early from federal prison on Thursday after serving 17 years, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said.

OLYMPIA — On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5001, “concerning human remains,” making Washington the first state in the U.S. to legalize human composting.

I’m sure some of you have heard of the 10,000 Hour Rule — closely associated with pop psych writer Malcolm Gladwell, the author of “Outliers.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump abruptly blew up an infrastructure meeting with Democratic leaders at the White House on Wednesday and declared that bipartisan cooperation was impossible while House committees are investigating him, underscoring the increasing combustibility betwee…

OLYMPIA — In just under a year, Washington residents will have choices other than burial and cremation after they die, including becoming human compost.

WENATCHEE — Dozens of students stood around a fountain Wednesday at Wenatchee Valley Community College with fishing rods in their hands and grins on their faces.

Environment, county and health reporter

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee praised a record $52.4 billion operating budget for its boosts to spending on schools, mental health, affordable housing and environmental programs — and ignored calls to veto some of the tax increases needed to pay for it — as he signed the last bills from what he …

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on consumers, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

WENATCHEE —The Washington Public Port Association awarded its 2019 Creative Partnership Award to the Port of Chelan County for its work on Pybus Public Market.