Northwest

King County OKs creation of gun, ammunition drop off program

SEATTLE (AP) — People in Washington state’s most populous county should soon be able to drop off unwanted guns and ammunition at any sheriff’s office or storefront location, assured of its safe disposal. The Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved…

Multi-vehicle crash closes SR 281 in Grant County

GRANT CO., Wash. – A crash will keep State Route 281 in Grant County closed until 4 p.m.  The highway is closed at Road 1-NW and Road-2 NW. https://twitter.com/GrantCoSheriff/status/1552396207292424192 The Sheriff’s Office says several vehicles are involved.  Drivers are encouraged…

Seattle to be sanctuary for abortion providers, patients

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council voted Tuesday to make the city a sanctuary for abortion providers and patients, meaning Seattle police will not cooperate in arrests or investigations related to abortion bans in other states. The bill, which…

Providence sued for discrimination against deaf patients

SEATTLE — Providence is being sued by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) for discrimination against deaf patients at Seattle-area facilities. DRA is suing Providence for its failure to effectively communicate for deaf patients looking for medical care at Providence locations in…

Murder hornets given new common name by entomologists

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The invasive hornet found in Washington state that has been referred to as the Asian giant hornet or murder hornet has a new name. Washington State Department of Agriculture officials said Monday that the Entomological Society…

Missing Montana climbers found dead in Glacier National Park

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A helicopter search crew looking for two missing Montana climbers in Glacier National Park spotted their bodies on Monday, park officials said in a statement. The men, both 67, were reported overdue Sunday from their…