- Democrats crowd race for Public Lands Commissioner Updated: May-28-16 5:31 pm
SEATTLE - This fall's race for Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands - an office that oversees the state's largest firefighting force and 5.6 million acres of land - is hotly contested since no incumbent is on the ballot.
- Former principal sentenced in child molestation case Updated: May-28-16 11:01 am
SPOKANE, Washington - A former assistant high school principal in Spokane has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for child molestation.
- Nurse suspended by state after double suicide attempt Updated: May-27-16 4:53 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A Spokane County nurse had her license suspended by the state after criminal charges were filed against her in the suicide death of her 23-year-old daughter.
- Coal terminal hearing in Spokane draws hundreds Updated: May-27-16 1:53 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Hundreds of people packed into a convention center in Spokane to give their opinion on a proposed coal export terminal that would bring more than a dozen additional trains through the city every day.
- Folk singer wrote 26 songs promoting Columbia River and dams Updated: May-27-16 1:04 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Before Macklemore or Nirvana, this land was Woody Guthrie's land.
- University of Dayton hires first VP for diversity, inclusion Updated: May-27-16 12:35 am
DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton has appointed its first vice president for diversity and inclusion.
- Gonzaga's Karnowski to return for senior season Updated: May-24-16 6:47 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
- Henrikson sentenced to life in murder-for-hire scheme Updated: May-24-16 6:41 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The mastermind of a murder-for-hire scheme that originated from business dealings in the North Dakota oil patch was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to two consecutive life terms, intended to keep him in prison for the rest of his life.
- Everett requires 40-hour crisis training for police officers Updated: May-22-16 1:40 pm
EVERETT, Washington - The Everett Police Department is making sure all its officers have advanced training in how to handle people in crisis.
- 31 apply to be Spokane police chief Updated: May-22-16 10:31 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Thirty-one people have turned in applications to be Spokane's next police chief. A 2012 search for a police chief attracted 16 applicants, including now former chief Frank Straub.
- Lead, iron contaminate water at community college building Updated: May-21-16 4:53 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The water is shut off at a community college building where high levels of lead and iron were found.
- Karelian bear dogs help wildlife officers Updated: May-21-16 2:13 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River..
- Planned Parenthood begins building new $5 million facility Updated: May-20-16 6:51 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Planned Parenthood of Spokane has broken ground on a new $5 million health care facility.
- Motorcycle officer injured in crash during pursuit Updated: May-19-16 9:22 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Authorities say a Spokane police officer riding a motorcycle was injured when he collided with a car while chasing two others.
- Spokane jail gets $2.6 million contract for medical services Updated: May-19-16 3:21 am
SPOKANE, Washington - The Spokane County Jail has entered into a $2.6 million contract with an Alabama-based company that specializes in medical treatment for inmates as the jail has struggled with recruiting medical staff.
- Spokane County will not re-try Police Guild president Updated: May-18-16 4:34 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The Spokane County prosecutor will not re-try the former Spokane Police Guild president on a charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer.
- Board says Spokane County deputy didn't collide with cyclist Updated: May-18-16 11:54 am
SPOKANE, Washington - A Spokane County Sheriff's citizen review board has concluded that a sheriff's deputy did not collide with a bicyclist who died in 2014.
- Woman cited for unrestrained chicken brings animal to court Updated: May-18-16 1:41 am
SPOKANE, Washington - A northwestern Idaho woman has pleaded not guilty to failing to restrain her pet chicken that hopped a fence into a neighbor's yard.
- Candidate filing week begins Monday in Washington state Updated: May-16-16 7:00 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Candidate filing week begins Monday in Washington state. Anyone who wants to run for local or state office must register by Friday afternoon. In most cases they will fill out a form and pay a fee to the secretary of state's office.
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- Washington home prices up 8.1 percent over last year Updated: May-13-16 12:50 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Housing prices across the state continued to rise in the first quarter of 2016, driven by a low supply of homes for sale.
- State will not raise I-90 speed limit to 75 in EWash Updated: May-11-16 1:48 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Slow down, pardner.
- Lead testing inconsistent in Washington schools Updated: May-10-16 2:23 pm
SEATTLE - For about $5 per student in Washington state's public schools, every parent could know if the drinking water in their child's school was free of lead.
- Washington school districts that test for lead Updated: May-10-16 2:07 pm
SEATTLE - About 60 percent of Washington school districts that responded to an Associated Press request for information test their school drinking water for lead. That includes 28 districts that just started testing since the Tacoma school district announced it had found lead in the drinking water in some its buildings.
- Warm April causes rapid melting of state's mountain snowpack Updated: May-10-16 1:22 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - High temperatures in April caused much of the Pacific Northwest's mountain snowpack to melt, a federal water expert said.