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  • AG Ferguson cracks down on two veterans’ charities for misleading Washington donors

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a crackdown on three deceptive charities that claimed to benefit veterans. 

  • Portland man gets life in prison for overdosing 15-month-old daughter

    A Portland man convicted of killing his 15-month-old daughter has been sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 25 years.    

  • Substation fire declared a conflagration

    Governor Kate Brown has declared the Substation Fire, burning near The Dalles, a conflagration. 

  • Emerging El Nino – possible mild winter for the Pacific Northwest

    As smoke and haze from multiple wildfires waft over parts of the Pacific Northwest, signs are growing that a disruption is brewing in the Pacific Ocean that could impact the region’s upcoming winter. 

  • NICB reports good news for WA vehicle owners: declining auto theft rates

    SEATTLE, WA - For the third year in a row, no Washington cities ranked among the nation’s 10 worst cities for auto theft. The Spokane area, which made the top 10 list from 2011 to 2014 and ranked as high as fourth in 2011, dropped from 11th in 2016 to 36th in 2017, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) recent annual Hot Spots Report. Most metropolitan areas in Washington saw a decrease in auto theft rates in 2017, and  NICB’s report sho...

  • Last Blockbusters closing in Alaska, leaving 1 left in U.S.

    Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the rest of the nation.  

  • Man planning attack similar to S.C. church shooting gets under 3 years

    A white supremacist has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for illegally buying a gun authorities say he planned to use in an attack similar to the South Carolina church shootings.

  • Former Seahawk Brandon Browner charged with trying to kill his ex

    Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been charged with trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home. 

  • Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

    Starbucks, citing the environment threat to oceans, will ban plastic straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years. 

  • Secretary Mattis travels to Belgium, Croatia and Norway

    Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis embarks on a trip that includes stops in Belgium, Croatia and Norway, Tuesday, July 10. 

  • Rep. Newhouse gives statement on visit to southern U.S. border

    Rep. Dan Newhouse released a statement after touring the Southern U.S. border near McAllen, Texas.

  • Dog gone: Costco nixes popular food court item in favor of healthier choices

    Costco is getting rid of one of it's most popular food court items: the Polish dog. 

  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

    President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.    

  • Upcoming DUII/HVE events in July

    The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office will have several DUII/High Visibility Enforcement grant events during the month of July.

  • Shasta Groene violates probation for endangering a child

    Shasta Groene, who made headlines nationwide after her family was killed and she was abducted as a child in 2005, violated her probation for charges related to placing two young children in danger.

  • At least 5 people dead in Annapolis, Maryland newspaper shooting

    Multiple people have been shot at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

  • Fireworks sales begin in WA

    Starting Thursday, June 28, fireworks will be available for purchase in Washington State.

  • WA State Republican Party response to Janus v. AFSCME

    Washington State Republican Party Chairman Caleb Heimlich released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling on Janus v. AFSCME. 

  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says he's retiring; Trump to get 2nd high-court pick

    President Donald Trump says the search for a new Supreme Court justice will begin "immediately." 

  • Three helicopter rescues in one day at three Washington National Parks

    On Sunday, June 24, 2018, the pilot, National Park Service (NPS) helitack crew and climbing rangers, attached to the Mount Rainier National Park-based rescue helicopter successfully completed a rescue in each of the three large national parks in Washington State in a single day. 

  • Strawberry moon rises above Lick Observatory in California, June 20, 2016. Photo by Rick Baldridge, NASA.

    Plump, colorful ‘strawberry moon’ to light up sky this week

    A sweet celestial treat known as a strawberry moon will greet sky watchers across the Pacific Northwest Wednesday night, weather permitting. 

  • 'The Old Man' from 'Pawn Stars', Richard Harrison, dies at the age of 77

    Richard Benjamin Harrison, known as "The Old Man" on The History Channel's "Pawn Stars" passed away Monday morning at the age of 77.   his dad "will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and h...

  • No charges for teens who taunted drowning disabled man

    Florida prosecutors say they aren't charging a group of teens who taunted a drowning disabled man and recorded his death. 

  • AG Ferguson to lead a multistate lawsuit challenging Trump Administration family separation policy

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he will lead a coalition of states in challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of forced family separation on the U.S. southern border. 

  • Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal nationwide on Oct. 17.  

  • West Nile Virus returns to Grant County

    Grant County Mosquito Control District #1 has reported that a mosquito sample collected last week from within their district has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first detection of the virus in Grant County as well as Washington State this 2018 season. 

  • Gov. Inslee announces $230,000 boost to immigrant legal aid funding

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is announcing additional emergency funding for a grant approved earlier this year to support civil legal aid services for immigrant families. 

  • New WA laws going into effect next month

    You'll want to brush up on your state laws - because come next month, a wave of new ones are going into effect in Washington. 

  • 25,000 chickens die in fire south of Olympia

    Officials say thousands of chickens were killed south of Olympia after a chicken house caught fire at Draper Valley Farms. 

  • Washington AG seeks information on separated children

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants Washington residents to let his office know if they are asked to host immigrant children separated from their family.  

  • First scratch-and-sniff stamps debut June 20

    The U.S. Postal Service is providing customers of all ages with a treat for their senses with the release of its first scratch-and-sniff stamps on Wednesday, June 20.