Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of a private immigration detention center, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state's minimum wage.
Two years ago, AID Northwest parked a 36-foot Winnebago outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, converting it into a makeshift welcome center for people recently released from immigration jail.
The company is donating about half the space in a six-story building to a shelter with room for 65 families. Housing prices in Seattle have skyrocketed, along with the city's business fortunes.
New study finds as climate change advances, the Northwesterners will see more ideal weather days in the spring and fall.
Northwest Environmental Advocates go to court, accusing the state of Washington of failing to control water pollution along the coast and Puget Sound.
Recreation | Economy | Transportation | Family | News | Nation | Climate change | EnvironmentStatesman Journal | Nov. 21, 2016 2:02 p.m.
The first major snowstorms of the season are expected to hit the Pacific Northwest just in time for Thanksgiving holiday travel.
Politics | NW Life | local | News | Race In The NorthwestOPB | Nov. 4, 2016 10:48 a.m.
We're asking people in the Pacific Northwest to talk about how race impacts their day-to-day lives. We talked to a Muslim immigrant from West Africa who says she is routinely harassed because of her head scarf.
We're asking people in the Pacific Northwest what role race plays in their daily lives. First up, a mixed-race woman explains how she answers the question she hears so often: "What are you?"
Exporters are bracing for ocean freight price increases due to the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, one of the trans-Pacific lines serving the Northwest.
local | Climate change | NW Life | Environment | NewsNorthwest News Network | Sept. 8, 2016 5:07 p.m.
What kind of weather might the Northwest be in for this fall and winter? For much of this year, federal forecasters thought a mild La Niña was developing. But no longer.
The growing bluegrass music scene in the Pacific Northwest stays alive with the Northwest String Summit celebrating its 15th year at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon.
Animals | local | Environment | NewsNorthwest News Network | July 3, 2016 8:45 a.m.
Washington state fire officials say the larger of two wildfires near Cle Elum is now 65 percent contained. The 50-acre fire caused several homes to be evacuated and threatened Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.
As part of its recognition on the federal endangered species list, the southern residents undergo this evaluation every five years to determine whether the species has made progress on criteria defined in the species recovery plan.
Environment | Climate change | NW Life | Agriculture | News | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The WeatherOPB | Jan. 8, 2016 11:30 a.m.
We talked to two weather experts from the Northwest and asked them 10 questions about the weather ahead in our area.