Police: 69-year-old man dies after attacking migrant jail

U.S. 07/14/19, 05:33

A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said. The Tacoma Police Department said the officers ...

2 charged in connection with 5 deaths on Yakama reservation

U.S. 06/10/19, 20:21

Two men arrested in connection with five slaying over the weekend on the Yakama Indian Reservation were charged on Monday with assault with a dangerous weapon related to fleeing the slayings.James Cloud, 35, and Donovan Quinn Carter Cloud, whose age ...

Helicopter rescues climbers from near Mount Rainier summit

U.S. 06/06/19, 15:03

A helicopter crew has rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak in Washington for several days.The National Park Service said in a statement the climbers were suffering ...

US home prices rise at slowest pace in 6½ years

Business 05/28/19, 08:00

U.S. home prices rose at the slowest pace in more than six years in March, a sign weaker sales are keeping a lid on price increases.The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 2.7% from a year earlier, down ...

State prosecutors struggle with human trafficking cases

U.S. 05/26/19, 11:55

Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven't come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases.States need to add ...

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

U.S. 05/25/19, 09:47

Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest.White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where ...

Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

U.S. 05/22/19, 21:47

Washington has become the latest West Coast state to enact broad sanctuary protections that restrict all local authorities from asking about people's immigration status. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the measure Tuesday implementing the new rules, which rank among the strongest statewide ...

A first: Washington Mystics top WNBA preseason poll

Basketball 05/22/19, 12:10

The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time.The runner-up from last season's WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It's the first time in the four-year history ...

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

U.S. 05/21/19, 17:34

Gov. Jay Inslee, the Democrat from Washington, signed a bill into law on Tuesday that allows the composting of human bodies as an alternative to burials and cremations. It allows licensed facilities to offer "natural organic reduction," which turns a body, ...

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