Northwest

4 UW students injured in bus crash awarded $1.4M

A jury has awarded four former marching band students at the University of Washington more than $1.4 million after they were injured in a bus crash on their way to a football competition with rival Washington State University.

Investigation into Benton sheriff witness tampering reopened

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The embattled Benton County sheriff in eastern Washington is under criminal investigation once again for allegedly forcing his estranged wife to recant her statements of abuse. The investigation by the Washington State Patrol comes 18 months…

Washington Senate approves bill requiring “just cause” eviction

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has approved a measure that would require landlords to provide a valid reason for ending certain leases with tenants. The bill advanced out of the Democratic-led chamber Thursday on a 28-21 vote over Republican objections,…

Snow falling in the Cascades raises avalanche concerns

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Snow is falling on Snoqualmie Pass and a Winter Weather Advisory was issued across the mountain passes in western Washington. Up to eight inches of snow forecasted in the Cascades—good news for the ski resorts including…

COVID-19 vaccine supply smaller due to manufacturing mistake

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government has lowered vaccine-supply allotments for Washington, apparently because of problems at a facility producing Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Washington state health officials said Wednesday. Comments about the decreased supply Wednesday come as state health…

COVID-19 vaccine supply smaller after manufacturing mistake

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government has lowered vaccine-supply allotments for Washington, apparently because of problems at a facility producing Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Washington state health officials said Wednesday. Comments about the decreased supply Wednesday come as state health…

Report: Washington needs to spend almost $15B to maintain roads

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state would need to spend nearly $15 billion over the coming decade just to get its transportation system of roads, bridges and ferries to a “minimally acceptable condition,” according to a state report. The Seattle Times reports…

Washington Senate OKs restrictions on police tactics, gear

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Senate has approved a measure restricting certain police tactics and gear, including the use of neck restraints and tear gas, after police killings of Black people sparked tumultuous racial-justice protests last year. Majority Democrats…

Officials: 6 sickened by Salmonella linked to songbirds

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Six Washington residents have become ill in an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, believed to be linked to wild songbirds, particularly Pine Siskins, state health officials said Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting…