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Company drops plan for $2.3B methanol plant in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — A company backed by the Chinese government on Friday ended its seven-year effort to build one of the world’s largest methanol plants along the Columbia River in southwestern Washington,...

2 men found with injuries after mall shooting near Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Two men suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting at a shopping mall near Seattle on Saturday in what police described as apparently isolated violence. The ...

Washington state governor OKs bill banning for-profit jails

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — One of the country’s largest for-profit, privately run immigration jails would be shut down by 2025 under a bill signed Wednesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. ...

Washington state prisoners released after drug law is voided

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has commuted the sentences of more than a dozen drug offenders in the past few days, freeing them from prison as Washington's legal system struggles with the fallout fro...

Feds halt sale of National Archives center in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — The Biden administration has halted the sale of the federal archives building in Seattle, following months of opposition from people across the Pacific Northwest and a lawsuit. ...

George Floyd death leads states to require cops to intervene

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When a police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd in Minneapolis, other officers at the scene didn't intervene, even while Floyd said he couldn't breathe and stopped moving. ...

No prison time for transgender ex-neo-Nazi in threat case

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge declined to impose prison time Wednesday on a former member of a neo-Nazi ring that threatened journalists, finding that the 21-year-old — who concealed his transgender ...

After pandemic year, weary world looks back -- and forward

No one has been untouched. Not the Michigan woman who awakened one morning, her wife dead by her side. Not the domestic worker in Mozambique, her livelihood threatened by the virus. ...

EXPLAINER: How have storms affected COVID-19 vaccinations?

NEW YORK (AP) — Efforts to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 have been stymied by a series of winter storms and outages that have hobbled transportation hubs and highways in parts of the country no...

Lives Lost: Families find solace in memories and mementos

Long after the funeral or memorial, if one was even possible, and long after the condolence cards, the phone calls of support, there is simply the emptiness. That’s when the memories rush in. ...

Momentum builds for letting people vote while on parole

SEATTLE (AP) — As a young man Victor Sauceda didn’t care about who was president, about who was governor, about voting at all. He wasn’t living by the law anyway. But after serving e...

Woman abused by school band teacher gets $2M settlement

SEATTLE (AP) — A school district in Washington state has agreed to a $2 million settlement after a woman sued over sexual abuse by a band teacher 30 years ago — a trauma so profound she said it caused...

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't run for re-election

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a moderate Democrat who faced criticism from the right and left this summer over her handling of policing protests and the city's so-called “autonomous zone,...

Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

SEATTLE (AP) — A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state’s dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week, a decision expected to apply to the rest...

Fair housing groups: Redfin 'redlines' minority communities

SEATTLE (AP) — Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit Thursday, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and...