SEATTLE — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest’s resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon.
The partial government shutdown is elevating the threat of wildfires in the West. That’s the contention of a dozen Democratic U.S. senators, including Oregon’s Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and W…
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee will offer pardons to thousands of people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions, in an effort to help them move on from minor criminal records that can hinder…
Skagit County, Washington, farmers may report roughly $1.5 million annually in elk damage by the time a yearlong survey is done, the county’s assessor, Dave Thomas, said Wednesday.
SEATTLE — Two more Puget Sound orcas are ailing and probably will be dead by summer, according an expert on the critically endangered population of killer whales that live in the waters of the…
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Supreme Court will hear arguments in March on whether Gov. Jay Inslee’s Clean Air Rule was an illegal power grab by the executive branch.
The number of confirmed wolf attacks on cattle in Washington state in 2018 was more than double any previous year, according to state Department of Fish and Wildlife reports.
Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife can regulate construction on dry land if the agency decides fish may be affected, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously in December.
A new study suggests that salmon will not be immune to the effects of ocean acidification.
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a giant towering over the Northwest landscape? You can find out firsthand at Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club, where even children loom like Godzilla …
A report from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality shows the state’s recycling rate in 2017 was 42.8 percent, slightly better than the previous year.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state’s minimum wage will increase to $12 an hour in the new year.
Washington’s campaign to rear more salmon for orcas suffered a setback this month as 6.2 million Chinook fry suffocated at a state Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery in Pierce County.
SALEM — State officials could have saved up to $1.6 billion over a two-year period by being smarter shoppers, according to a state audit released Wednesday.
A new agreement aims to help more young salmon make their way past dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers.
SALEM — After 18 years in prison, Gerard Richardson walked free in 2013. He had been found wrongfully convicted in New Jersey of murder.
SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled on Tuesday his budget and policy plans for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years.
PORTLAND — Federal officials said Tuesday they are increasing catch limits for several species of West Coast groundfish that were severely depleted more than a dozen years ago, posing a threat…
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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) Senate Democratic leaders said Tuesday they will not move forward with an investigation of a rape allegation made against Republican Sen. Joe Fain, who leaves office next…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) Spotting a mountain goat perched high on a cliff might thrill many of the millions of tourists who visit Grand Teton National Park every year, but park officials say it m…
DENVER (AP) Denver officials are planning to clear thousands of marijuana convictions prosecuted before its use became legal in the state.
NEW YORK (AP) Aiming for an instant upgrade after two failing seasons, the New York Mets and their rookie general manager turned to a most familiar face.
BEND, Ore. (AP) The mother of a teen is suing Bend-La Pine Schools after her son suffered an injury to his hand from a protruding lever door handle at Mountain View High School.
The NFL is still out of its league when it comes to disciplining players for troubles off the field.
MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) Neighbors banded together and parked their cars in the path of a bulldozer to successfully block the construction of a housing development in Mukilteo.
SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) Authorities are asking the public to avoid touching the water in a part of the Kitsap Peninsula following a sewage spill.
REDMOND, Ore. (AP) Authorities say a horse that escaped out of its pasture was hit by a car in Redmond, Oregon, and later died.
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) The Latest from the National Hockey League's Board of Governors meeting, where expansion to Seattle was on the agenda. (all times Eastern):
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) A group of college students are demanding that a fellow Western Washington University student be expelled after he was arrested in November for vandalizing the school …
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 10PM" game were:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Police say a Washington woman has been arrested for allegedly being drunk at a Scottsdale hotel and neglecting her two young children.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) Federal charges have been dropped against a Washington state man indicted in the death of a 31-year-old woman in Wapato.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A homeless Portland man accused of strangling a woman and leaving her body in his van has pleaded guilty.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) A Washington state man accused in the deadly shooting of a co-worker in northeast Oregon has pleaded not guilty.
SEATTLE (AP) A necropsy has determined that a seal lion died from a gunshot wound, marking the 10th to have been found shot and killed in the Puget Sound.
BEND, Ore. (AP) A Bend woman claims repairs to a city sewer pipe by her home caused carbon monoxide poisoning.
SEATTLE (AP) A stretch of riverfront along the Skagit River near Rockport totaling 61 acres (25 hectares) has been permanently protected by Seattle City Light for fish and wildlife habitat.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland General Electric has pledged to build 36 electric vehicle charging stations next year.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A new audit finds problems with how the City of Portland is managing environmental restoration projects and "green streets" designed to control stormwater.
SEATTLE (AP) John Barr understood it was likely a foregone conclusion and yet as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke nearly 3,000 miles away, he found himself getting emotional watching the …
MCNEIL ISLAND, Wash. (AP) Washington is spending $500,000 to remove 100-year-old debris from an island in south Puget Sound.
SEATTLE (AP) The NHL will make the Emerald City the home for its 32nd franchise after Seattle's expansion bid was approved by the league's Board of Governors. The move gives Seattle the majo…
SEATTLE (AP) A woman charged with murder in Washington state who fled to Japan seven years ago is now in custody back in Seattle.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) The trial of a woman accused of injuring a friend when she pushed her off a bridge in southwestern Washington has been postponed until February.
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) A small dog in Idaho had a close call with a hawk.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have filled out new manager Chris Woodward's staff with two more assistant coaches.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern Ca…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 1PM" game were:
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ These Oregon lotteries were drawn Tuesday: