Northwest

National Geographic Live! returning to Spokane in 2022

SPOKANE, Wash.-- National Geographic Live! will return to Spokane in 2022 after the 2019 show was shelved by COVID-19. This is the first time the speaker series will take place in the Inland Northwest since 2014. The event, sponsored by…

Weekend storm brings late summer snow to Schweitzer

SANDPOINT, ID. - The first snow of the season is here, in the mountains at least.  It means the snow pack is getting started in the high country and at least one local ski area is getting started building its…

Tacoma Family sues over police death of Manuel Ellis in Tacoma

FILE – In this Thursday, May 27, 2021 file photo, Monet Carter-Mixon, the sister of Manuel “Manny” Ellis, speaks at a news conference in Tacoma, Wash., south of Seattle. The family of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died while being restrained by Tacoma police officers who have since been charged criminally, has filed a federal lawsuit over his death….

Japanese beetle infestation threatens Yakima Valley growers

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — Thousands of Japanese beetles have infested residential areas in the Lower Yakima Valley and if they spread to crops in rural areas, could devastate local growers. The number of Japanese beetles has exploded in the Grandview area — from three reported sightings last year to more than 23,000 caught this year in traps spread throughout the…

Pasco Police Department adds de-escalation tool

PASCO, Wash. — The Pasco Police Department added a tool to improve their tactics for de-escalating situations. On Thursday, the Pasco Police Department made the announcement that they added three new pepper ball guns to their de-escalation toolbox. The colorful yellow parts clearly identify Pasco PD’s new Pepperball guns for what they are, a way to dispense pepper spray’s active…

Carpenters in Seattle area go on strike

With a 56 percent to 44 percent vote during the weekend, members of the Northwest Carpenters Union rejected a tentative contract deal. Picket lines were planned Thursday.

Woman breaches security at WA governor’s residence

Governor’s Mansion the night of Jan. 6, 2021 (KCPQ)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was able to enter the secure grounds of the governor’s residence Wednesday morning before being stopped by the Washington State Patrol. The Northwest News Network reports Gov. Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee were not home at the time. This incident follows a larger breach…