A Yakima Valley legislator on Thursday honored a missing Native woman whose body was recently found near Toppenish, urging congressional action on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women throughout the United States.

SPOKANE — Four men who have never held elected office are vying for outgoing Spokane Valley City Councilman Sam Wood’s seat, and they all say homelessness is one of the most important issues facing the region.

SEATTLE — Ahead of its official quarterly earnings release next week, Boeing on Thursday bit the bullet and announced a huge $4.9 billion after-tax accounting charge due to the financial impact of the 737 MAX grounding.

YAKIMA — The Yakima City Council voted this week to scrap outdated sections of the municipal code that prohibit cruising events in the city limits.

YAKIMA — Central Washington University’s aviation program has returned student training flights to Bowers Field in Ellensburg after a temporary move to Yakima.

SPOKANE — the Spokane Police Department has become one of 16 agencies in the state to start providing data to the FBI as part of a nationwide effort to build a database tracking officers’ serious use of force.

ABERDEEN — The City of Aberdeen has delayed its plan to provide 72-hours notice to evict homeless people in the River City homeless camp until the city gets clarification from the courts on several ordinances temporarily barred by a federal judge, according to Mayor Erik Larson.

SPOKANE — The Northwest agriculture industry looks solid so far this year, though it hasn’t been without challenges.

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SEATTLE — In 204 days spent in space, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and her crew orbited the Earth 3,265 times and traveled more than 86 million miles. McClain, a Spokane native and Army lieutenant colonel, was part of a crew that made history as the first to edit DNA in space. She also perfor…

MOSES LAKE — In mid-June, council members for the City of Moses Lake voted 6-0 to approve a separation agreement with former City Manager John Williams, who resigned amid an investigation into misconduct complaints from current and former city employees.

OLYMPIA — A multi-million dollar project to bring electronic health records to Western State Hospital and other buildings overseen by the state Department of Social and Health Services is several years behind schedule, and the state says it doesn’t know when it will be completed.

SEATTLE — Seattle Children’s reopened all of its 14 operating rooms Thursday that were closed in May after the hospital detected a fungus that had infected six patients since last year, leaving one dead.

EVERETT — Scantily clad “bikini baristas” in Everett, Washington, will have to cover up more of themselves after a federal appeals court on Wednesday freed the city to enforce a dress code requiring that they clothe “minimum body areas” when serving coffee to customers.

YAKIMA — A discussion about flights to deport undocumented immigrants that are operating out of Yakima Air Terminal at McAllister Field has been added to the Yakima City Council agenda for July 16.

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CLE ELUM — A white SUV pulled up to a gravelly stop in front of the entrance to the Cle Elum Reservoir, and a man wearing a NorthFace jacket got out. He ambled over to a Bureau of Reclamation employee wearing a hard hat and a neon orange vest.

SPOKANE — A Spokane biomedical research group has waded into multiple clinical trials for new treatments to slow or more effectively treat Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has revised a rule that would have banned advertising by marijuana retailers at Hempfest, reversing its position in light of a lawsuit filed last month by a pair of the state’s largest cannabis retailers who claimed the board was viola…

After a Democratic presidential debate in which a looming global climate crisis got only seven minutes discussion, Gov. Jay Inslee and environmental activists are renewing calls for a dedicated debate on the issue.

GRANT COUNTY — Washington State Patrol troopers deal with a myriad of tragic accidents, including deadly car crashes, but there’s a less-talked-about scene in Grant County that troopers often get called to handle: Dead or injured dogs on the side of the road.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new potential risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency told Reuters on Wednesday.