SPOKANE — The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a growing trend of out-of-area buyers and remote workers moving to Spokane in search of a better quality of life and affordable housing, real estate experts said at the Association of Washington Business Housing Forum Virtual Series earlier …

OLYMPIA — As pharmaceutical companies race to create, test and stockpile doses of vaccines to protect against the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington state is contemplating a similarly daunting challenge: distributing those doses as quickly and effectively as possible.

OLYMPIA — The number of COVID-19 cases in Western Washington is rising at “an alarming rate” and health officials say we might be joining the rest of the nation in a “fall surge” of the pandemic, the Washington State Department of Health said in a Tuesday news release.

SOAP LAKE — McKay Healthcare and Rehabilitation has cut its debt to Grant County by more than half, due in part to money the facility received after the coronavirus outbreak. Administrator Erica Gaertner said she is concerned the debt may start creeping up again, however, as McKay copes with…

BELLINGHAM — The closure of the U.S.-Canada border has been extended another month to Nov. 21, according to a tweet from Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair on Monday.

SEATTLE — Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz on Monday denounced ongoing property destruction and violence targeting officers in light of a first-degree assault charge filed last week against a 19-year-old Kirkland man who is accused of striking an officer in the head with an aluminum …

SEATTLE — Underscoring the uneven impact of the pandemic, sales of the most expensive Seattle-area homes surged in the third quarter of the year at more than double the rate of the area’s most affordable homes.

MOSES LAKE — REC Silicon has agreed to pay Grant County $13.5 million to settle all of the company's outstanding property taxes.

QUINCY — Metal roofing was blown clear from the top of the gymnasium of Ancient Lakes Elementary in Quincy on Tuesday afternoon during a windstorm that swept across Central and Eastern Washington, according to local fire officials.

SPOKANE — Infested apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought to Central and Eastern Washington last month in a goodwill gesture gone bad have been rounded up and destroyed.

MATTAWA — A Mattawa woman in her 30s has died from complications of COVID-19, the Grant County Health District reported on Monday.