Northwest

Amid riot fears, Washington lawmakers plan in-person session

Washington state lawmakers are defending their plan to open the legislative session in person next Monday following the siege of the nation’s Capitol building in Washington, D.C., as well as the storming of the governor’s property in Olympia by President Donald Trump’s loyalists — including some who were armed and attacked or threatened journalists.

Washington DOH outlines next phase of vaccine rollout plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Department of Health on Wednesday released guidance for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. There will be four tiers within Phase 1B, with vaccines being prioritized for people above the age of 70.…

Mudslide blocking portion of SR 2 near Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. -- Lanes of State Route 2 have reopened near of Leavenworth after a mudslide had temporarily closed the road. The slide happened Monday mid-morning and struck the DOT guardrail. A portion of the eastbound lane of the highway…