Lighter Winds Help Crews Gain On California WildfiresThe calmer winds and the possibility of rain later in the week should help crews tamp down the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history.
Common Reasons FEMA Denies Money After Major DisastersLocal governments and nonprofits trying to recover from major disasters have sometimes learned the hard way that money spent on protective measures, cleanup and rebuilding is not always reimbursed by the U.S. government.
DOJ: Seattle In Compliance With Police ReformsSeattle's police department no longer regularly violates the constitutional rights of the city's residents and should be found in initial compliance with its 2012 agreement to change its ways, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.
Washington Firefighters To Help Fight California WildfiresSome 65 firefighters and seven wildland fire engines from Washington's Department of Natural Resources are traveling to northern California to help in the effort to contain wildfires that have killed over two dozen people.
Seattle Police Detective Fired In Strip-Club InvestigationMisconduct findings arising from an undercover operation at a strip club, including narcotic use.
Winds Expected To Drive Next Wave Of Deadly California FiresWinds up to 45 mph (72 kph) were expected to pummel areas north of San Francisco where at least 23 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
Semitrailer Strikes Teen Riding Bicycle In ShorelineShorewood High School student riding a bicycle just north of Seattle was hit by semi.
Judge Declines To Block Washington Cyberstalking LawDespite his concerns about its constitutionality, a federal judge declined to block Washington's cyberstalking law.
In Historic Change, Boy Scouts To Let Girls In Some ProgramsEmbracing a historic change, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts.
$5,000 Reward Offered After Sick Dog Thrown From Seattle VehicleAuthorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who in September tossed a sick dog out of a minivan in West Seattle.
Washington State Sues Over New Trump Birth-Control RulesWashington state sued President Donald Trump on Monday over his decision to let more employers claiming religious or moral objections opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.
At Least 10 Dead As Fires Rage In California Wine CountryThe fires broke out nearly simultaneously and then exploded overnight, sending residents fleeing as embers rained down and flames raged around them.