Activists in Clark County and across the state are preparing for a new push to enact automatic voter registration in Washington either in the upcoming legislative session or through a ballot initiative next year.
Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade.
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.
local | Environment | Forestry | NewsNorthwest News Network | Sept. 21, 2017 7:30 a.m.
Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.
Energy | local | Environment | NewsOPB | Sept. 18, 2017 6:05 p.m.
In denying the permits, Washington’s Shorelines Hearings Board sided with Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, three environmental groups that appealed the permits in June.
For the newly homeless, surviving on the streets can be a challenge. But a new pocket guidebook is trying to make it easier to find help.
Fish & Wildlife | Politics | Business | local | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Aug. 30, 2017 7 a.m.
After 50 years, Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife will no longer operate the Wells Hatchery on the Columbia River near Pateros.
Animals | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local | NewsAP | Aug. 27, 2017 9:09 a.m. | Spokane, Washington
Officials in Washington state have authorized the killing of one or more members of a wolf pack in the northeast corner of the state following attacks on cattle.
Oregon's governor and the head of the state police defended the state's legal marijuana industry in letters to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been hinting at a crackdown on states that have legalized cannabis in defiance of federal law.
In Washington state, the Department of Corrections says 14 inmates are still serving life without parole for crimes committed while they were juveniles.
The Seattle Times reports candidates and outside political groups have raised or spent more than $2.2 million for a special election in the district that includes the Seattle suburbs of Woodinville, Kirkland and Redmond.
Washington's new tougher, distracted driving law goes into effect July 23. It prohibits motorists from holding an electronic device while driving, including while in traffic or waiting for a traffic light to change.
Energy | Environment | NewsOPB | July 1, 2017 2:31 p.m.
The deadline to reach a decision on a controversial oil terminal planned for Vancouver has been pushed back again.
The Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state has two train tunnels full of very hot radioactive waste — and both tunnels are in danger of further collapse.
local | Recreation | Environment | Land | NewsStatesman Journal | June 29, 2017 6:54 a.m.
A sharp increase in crowds has led to the proposal of major changes to the way people access Mount Jefferson, Mount Washington, Three Sisters, Waldo Lake and Diamond Peak wilderness areas.
Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | NewsAP | June 18, 2017 8:49 a.m. | Seattle
Officials tracking the forest dwelling sword ferns in the 300-acre (121-hectare) Seward Park in Seattle say the ferns have been dying at an accelerating rate in the last few years.
local | Environment | NW Life | AgricultureCapital Press | June 16, 2017 11:53 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Washington steps up trapping for Japanese beetles, while Oregon wraps first year of five-year eradication campaign.
House Democrats and Senate Republicans must agree on a budget for the next two years. If they don’t figure this out by June 30, the state will go into a partial government shutdown.
Two inmates who escaped from a minimum security work camp near Olympia were captured Sunday afternoon in Capitol State Forest.
Energy | local | Politics | Environment | NewsAP | May 23, 2017 3:04 p.m. | Spokane, Washington
Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and it now is engaged in a massive environmental cleanup that costs more than $2 billion per year.