US to prioritize cases of refugees delayed by travel ban

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has agreed to speed up the cases of some former interpreters for the U.S. military in Iraq and hundreds of other refugees whose efforts to move t...

Congresswoman eyes document on border detention of Iranians

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. congresswoman was working Thursday to verify a document showing that despite agency denials, Customs and Border Protection agents were ordered to detain Iranian and Iranian-Ameri...

Washington state OKs some of the nation's toughest OT rules

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is adopting some of the nation's most aggressive overtime rules, restoring protections for hundreds of thousands of salaried workers and taking what supporters say is a...

Seattle’s WTO trade protests still relevant 20 years later

SEATTLE (AP) — Saturday marks 20 years since tens of thousands of protesters converged on Seattle and disrupted a major meeting of the World Trade Organization. Officials from 135 na...

Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon in Watergate firing, dies

SEATTLE (AP) — William Doyle Ruckelshaus, who famously quit his job in the Justice Department rather than carry out President Richard Nixon’s order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Wat...

Washington state deals setback to massive methanol plant

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state has dealt a setback to efforts to build one of the world’s biggest methanol plants on the Columbia River. In a decision Friday, the Department of Ecol...

Tribe hopes to hunt whales again, 20 years after last kill

SEATTLE (AP) — A weeklong hearing in Seattle will help determine whether a small American Indian tribe from the northwest corner of Washington state can once again hunt whales. The M...

Lawsuit aims to kill stalled $2B methanol refinery project

SEATTLE (AP) — A new federal lawsuit aims to kill plans for building one of the world's biggest methanol refineries along the Columbia River in Washington state. Plans for the $2 bil...

Amazon's spending in Seattle Council races doesn't deliver

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Though many votes remain to be counted, early returns sugges...

Immigrant victimized by ICE forgery doesn't have to pay fees

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge is criticizing the Justice Department for seeking legal fees from a Mexican immigrant who was the victim of a forgery by a government lawyer. U.S. Dist...

Amazon spends big to remake Seattle's liberal City Council

SEATTLE (AP) — Brian Sweeney has a long list of complaints about Amazon, from the way it treats warehouse workers to the low taxes it pays and its effort to win concessions from cities to bring in job...

3 companies cited for role in fatal Seattle crane collapse

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have fined three companies involved in a crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle last April. Washington state's Department of Labor and In...

How Canada's legalization is shaping cannabis laws elsewhere

Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small South American nation of Uruguay was...

Washington issues flavored vaping ban, joining other states

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington on Friday joined several other states in banning the sale of flavored vaping products amid concern over the mysterious lung illness that has sickened hundreds of people and k...

17 states sue feds over Endangered Species Act lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) — Seventeen states are suing to block Trump administration rules weakening the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, fo...