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 — Washington's colleges and universities were braced for a big drop in enrollment this fall, expecting college kids to opt out of remotely taught classes and defer their educations for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
SEATTLE — The Seattle-area nursing home resident first tested positive for the novel coronavirus in early March. He spent more than 40 days in the hospital with fever, pneumonia and difficulty breathing before testing negative multiple times and being discharged.
SPOKANE — Federal officials have rolled out streamlined requirements that simplify how small businesses apply for forgiveness of loan amounts of $50,000 or less that were approved for small businesses as part of the Payroll Protection Program.
OLYMPIA — Twitter will pay $100,000 for failing to retain required records about political ads from Washington candidates that ran over a seven-year period before the social media platform banned all political advertising.
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.
TACOMA — The U.S. Navy is requesting permission from the National Marine Fisheries Service to conduct military exercises in Puget Sound and coastal Washington waters that would potentially harm the endangered Southern Resident orca population.
SEATTLE — Amazon’s turnover rate among front-line workers was at least double the industry average during the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic, reinforcing the view among some critics that the Seattle commerce giant churns through workers.
SPOKANE — Washington State University and Gonzaga likely will join universities across the country in cancelling spring break amid concerns that spring break travel would cause further COVID-19 outbreaks on campus.
MOUNT VERNON — The North American wolverine found in mountain habitats including the North Cascades does not warrant federal Endangered Species Act protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced earlier this month.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Attorney General's Office has fired a senior criminal investigator over his alleged behavior at a Tacoma restaurant. A server there said the investigator made a scene and stiffed her on her tip for wearing a Black Lives Matter (BLM) button.
OLYMPIA — A unanimous Washington State Supreme Court tossed out the effort to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, ruling that the accusations against her did not rise to the level that would allow a citizen initiative to remove her from office.
YAKIMA — The state has fined Yakima Speedway operator Doug Bettarel $2,500 for allowing fans to attend the Fall Classic auto racing event last weekend in violation of the state’s Safe Start phased reopening from COVID-19.
OLYMPIA — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and his Republican challenger Loren Culp offered starkly different visions for how they would govern Washington in a debate Wednesday night, clashing on issues from how to stop the coronavirus, to the state’s role in climate change, to how to limit crime …