Northwest

Drugs seized by Coast Guard cutter Active of Port Angeles worth $78 million

Drugs seized by Coast Guard cutter Active of Port Angeles worth $78 million

The drugs were seized off the coast of Central America.

  • May 30, 2018
Drugs seized by Coast Guard cutter Active of Port Angeles worth $78 million
Hundreds of smelt wash ashore in Liberty Bay

Hundreds of smelt wash ashore in Liberty Bay

Most were found near the site of a recent sewage leak.

Hundreds of smelt wash ashore in Liberty Bay
Ezekiel McDowell cycles through one of the stacks that earned him first place at a regional cup-stacking championship in the Northwest. Courtesy Max Wasserman

The king of cup stacking: Federal Way man is one of the fastest around

Ezekiel McDowell recently won the Northwest cup-stacking championships.

  • May 30, 2018
Ezekiel McDowell cycles through one of the stacks that earned him first place at a regional cup-stacking championship in the Northwest. Courtesy Max Wasserman
Forks officer accused of rape resigns for medical reasons

Forks officer accused of rape resigns for medical reasons

The officer claims the FBI probe and his departure are unrelated.

  • May 30, 2018
Forks officer accused of rape resigns for medical reasons
Faith, doubt, and Pedro the Lion

Faith, doubt, and Pedro the Lion

How David Bazan’s religious roots set the stage for his band’s very relevant return.

Faith, doubt, and Pedro the Lion
Aerial view of Columbia River and the Bonneville Dam. Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Trump’s Bonneville Power Administration selloff is in doubt

A group in Congress says it will fight any attempt to privatize the Northwest’s hydroelectric system.

Aerial view of Columbia River and the Bonneville Dam. Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Chimacum man finds huge mushroom in his field

Chimacum man finds huge mushroom in his field

“I was so glad I stopped before I hit it.”

Chimacum man finds huge mushroom in his field
Accused killer’s brother ‘thought we were getting away with it’

Accused killer’s brother ‘thought we were getting away with it’

Tony Reed testified that he helped defendant John Reed hide the bodies of a slain Oso couple.

Accused killer’s brother ‘thought we were getting away with it’
Mountlake Terrace resident hits an ace for the ages

Mountlake Terrace resident hits an ace for the ages

Bette Moore recently carded the 2nd hole-in-one of her lifetime — this one at the age of 91

  • May 23, 2018
Mountlake Terrace resident hits an ace for the ages
Workers install girders as part of a previous project in 2012 along westbound SR 520. Reporter File Photo

Worker dies after fall along SR 520

The accident occurred at a construction site near the 148th Avenue Northeast interchange.

Workers install girders as part of a previous project in 2012 along westbound SR 520. Reporter File Photo
Prosecutor declines to charge Langley chief in use of force

Prosecutor declines to charge Langley chief in use of force

However, the Island County prosecutor called the police chief’s actions during an arrest “disturbing.”

Prosecutor declines to charge Langley chief in use of force
Portland trio purchases the venerable Captain Whidbey Inn

Portland trio purchases the venerable Captain Whidbey Inn

Matt and Mike French and Eric Cheong are the new owners of the beloved Coupeville landmark.

  • May 22, 2018
Portland trio purchases the venerable Captain Whidbey Inn
Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Puget Sound residents worried about Kachess Lake plan

A proposed pump to supply much-needed water to Eastern Washington during droughts could affect recreation.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo
Cougar kills mountain biker, injures another near North Bend

Cougar kills mountain biker, injures another near North Bend

It was the first fatal cougar attack in Washington State in 94 years.

Cougar kills mountain biker, injures another near North Bend
Suspect arrested in 1987 deaths of young couple from BC

Suspect arrested in 1987 deaths of young couple from BC

DNA and ancestry research led investigators to a 55-year-old SeaTac man.

Suspect arrested in 1987 deaths of young couple from BC
‘We’re on schedule,’ says developer of Paine Field passenger terminal

‘We’re on schedule,’ says developer of Paine Field passenger terminal

Alaska, United and Southwest are expected to begin service from Everett in September.

‘We’re on schedule,’ says developer of Paine Field passenger terminal
Photo by Trosmisiek/Wikimedia

Port Angeles prepares for new plastic bag law

More than a dozen cities in Western Washington, including Port Townsend, have enacted similar laws.

  • May 17, 2018
Photo by Trosmisiek/Wikimedia
The women that run SIFF: Beth Barrett and Sarah Wilke. Photo by Amy Kowalenko/SIFF

Women filmmakers make big moves at Seattle International Film Festival

As calls for accountability and inclusions roil Hollywood, SIFF’s power duo leads the nation’s largest film festival into a fairer future.

The women that run SIFF: Beth Barrett and Sarah Wilke. Photo by Amy Kowalenko/SIFF
The Neighborhood Action Coalition and Transit Riders Union projected its support of the head tax on May 10, 2018. Photo by Jennifer Durham/Flickr

Seattle passes head tax on large businesses to fight homelessness

The measure decreases the original proposal by 45 percent, leaving some to question if it’ll raise enough to do the job.

The Neighborhood Action Coalition and Transit Riders Union projected its support of the head tax on May 10, 2018. Photo by Jennifer Durham/Flickr
Snohomish’s Janette Huskie, who worked two years as a Buckingham Palace housemaid and met the future Princess Diana, gets out her scrapbook of memories and talks about Saturday’s royal wedding. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Snohomish’s Janette Huskie worked as a Buckingham Palace maid

Ahead of this weekend’s big wedding, she remembers her time among royalty.

  • May 17, 2018
Snohomish’s Janette Huskie, who worked two years as a Buckingham Palace housemaid and met the future Princess Diana, gets out her scrapbook of memories and talks about Saturday’s royal wedding. (Dan Bates / The Herald)