SEATTLE — Due to the massive downturn in air travel from the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Air Group, parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, last year lost $1.3 billion, or $10.59 per share, according to financial results announced Tuesday.
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission this week is expected to decide the fate of a Navy proposal to use up to 28 state coastal parks to help train special operations SEALs on how to be undetectable.
YAKIMA — As health organizations across the Yakima Valley work to make vaccines accessible to all who are eligible, local nursing, pharmacy and other students are pitching in to get those vaccines into community members’ arms.
SEATTLE — Amid growing pressure from its employees — and ominous warnings from a national group known for brutal political attack ads — Microsoft hinted Saturday it might end its contributions to U.S. lawmakers who voted to overturn the election of President Joe Biden.
EPHRATA — Grant County commissioners approved reimbursement of veterinary expenses incurred by a Moses Lake family whose dog was run over by a sheriff's deputy last summer, according to county officials.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were sworn in this week, the transition away from the Trump era could bring a Mount Rainier-level elevation of clout for Washington state.
OLYMPIA — State lawmakers Friday afternoon released the outline of a new COVID-19 relief bill aimed at boosting vaccine distribution and contact tracing, and aiding schools, renters and small businesses amid the pandemic.
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County judge set bail at $50,000 for a 26-year-old Seattle man accused of bear spraying two journalists and verbally threatening another during the Jan. 6 state Capitol Campus protest.
OLYMPIA — The Washington National Guard will start to wind down security at the state Capitol in Olympia — orders put in place following threats related to President Joe Biden’s inauguration — this weekend, though the state will keep “long-term” safety measures in place, Gov. Jay Inslee anno…
SEATTLE — Amazon is partnering with Virginia Mason on a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic Sunday in Amazon’s Seventh Avenue meeting center in Seattle, the company announced Thursday at a news conference with Gov. Jay Inslee.
OLYMPIA — New jobless claims in Washington fell last week, the second drop in as many weeks, but the state's unemployment rate jumped as pandemic restrictions continued to take out jobs at restaurants and some other in-person businesses.
SEATTLE — The proposed development of a 14-story hotel across from the entrance to Pike Place Market now is doubtful after Seattle’s Landmark Preservation Board last week reversed two earlier decisions and declared the Hahn Building a historic site.
BELLINGHAM — Following the nationwide social justice movement that helped persuade the Washington Football Team to abandon an offensive mascot and other schools and teams at all levels to cast off insensitive names and logos, Bellingham High School is creating a task force to help change the…
SEATTLE — Even with fewer new home listings than at any point in the last five years, home shoppers in Western Washington closed on more houses in 2020 than in the previous year. Meanwhile, a relative glut of condos was listed for sale.
OLYMPIA — In a sign of mounting frustration over Washington’s COVID-19 restrictions, more than 1,500 people urged state lawmakers to support a bill that would speed the reopening of businesses and put legislators, not Gov. Jay Inslee, in charge of the process.
OLYMPIA — While the state struggles to speed up its vaccination distribution efforts, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday began reporting the state’s most updated vaccination numbers on its daily, interactive COVID-19 data dashboard.
SEATTLE — A multigenerational crowd of hundreds marched to downtown Seattle from Garfield High School on Monday to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. — and amid a rising swarm of strife, to exhale, gather the strength of community and fortify themselves for what many acknowledged wil…
OLYMPIA — Acknowledging lagging coronavirus vaccine distribution, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a public-private partnership Monday he said would speed up the process by creating new vaccination sites, mobilizing thousands of workers and making everyone 65 and over immediately eligible.
Local health officials implore people not to line up at Yakima-area hospitals and health clinics for COVID-19 vaccines after Yakima Valley Memorial was met with a line of people outside its emergency room over the weekend.
SEATTLE — When Washington state health officials announced how they would prioritize who receives COVID-19 vaccinations, nursing home residents and staff were among the first in line, a reflection of how deadly the virus has been in those settings.
SEATTLE — Female orcas are most thrown off from foraging when boats and vessels intrude closer than 400 yards, according to new research — troubling findings for the endangered population of southern resident orcas that desperately needs every mother and calf to survive.
OLYMPIA — The first week of the Legislature brought numerous hearings on proposed police reform legislation, from changing tactics to updating training protocols to collecting data on every use-of-force incident.
By Jim Brunner and Joseph O'Sullivan The Seattle Times
OLYMPIA — In an ignominious retreat, losing Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp has withdrawn his lawsuit against Secretary of State Kim Wyman alleging widespread election irregularities and fraud.
ELLENSBURG — The Central Washington Board of Trustees announced the appointment of the university’s 15th president, Dr. Jim Wohlpart, Thursday, after an extensive search that included listening sessions with students, alumni, faculty and board members.
SEATTLE — In the wake of the insurgence at the U.S. Capitol during certification of the Electoral College votes last week and threats of further violence, nearly 400 Washington National Guard soldiers and airmen are being sent to Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration.
Laurel Demkovich The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
OLYMPIA — Providing economic assistance to families and businesses, improving broadband internet access, reopening schools and allowing for more flexibility in child care options are just a few of the broad recommendations released by a Senate special committee for economic recovery post-COVID.
VANCOUVER — Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s vote Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump continues to ripple through Republican circles in Clark County, with some voters calling on local party leaders to formally renounce the congresswoman.
OLYMPIA — Many Washington businesses have had to survive a slew of crises during the COVID-19 pandemic, from government shutdown orders to customers staying away from some stores, to drop-offs in entire industry sectors.
SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines last week began implementing new temporary security measures on its flights, particularly those headed to Washington, D.C. or nearby East Coast cities, to try to head off potential unruly behavior by passengers traveling to the capital to protest the inauguration of…
OLYMPIA — The Washington state Department of Health will move into its next phase of coronavirus vaccination sooner than expected, moving up the timeline to begin inoculating people aged 70 years and older, among others.