The state Department of Health says the flu is now widespread in Washington, meaning it is in more than half of communities. Previously it had been considered a regional problem.
A federal judge has convicted an Oregon man of providing heroin that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old high school student.
A newborn baby who died of whooping cough last week in King County was the first pertussis death in Washington since August 2011 and occurred even though the number of new cases in the epidemic is a tenth of last spring’s rate.
Thanks to technologically savvy coffin designers in Sweden, passionate music lovers will have the chance to spend their time in the grave soothed by the sounds of their favorite songs.
David Oliver Relin, the co-author of the best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea,” died in Oregon, authorities said. He was 49.
A 22-year-old man clubbed a monkey to death with a tree branch, after he was bitten by the animal while trying to steal it from a Boise zoo, prosecutors allege.
The father of a 22-year-old man who police say killed a monkey after breaking into an Idaho zoo says he believes the tragedy was a drunken prank that got out of hand and “turned into a horrible situation.”
Residents in Washington and Oregon braced for more wet weather after a fierce storm swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks, cut power to nearly 50,000 residents, and caused at least one death.
Police have arrested one of two men who they believe broke into an Idaho zoo the night a monkey there died from blunt-force trauma, but questions remain about how and why the animal was killed.
Rain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Monday, flooding streets, toppling large trucks, cutting power to more than 20,000 people and causing at least one death.