Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White natio...

Agency predicts heavy wildfire season along West Coast

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The National Interagency Fire Center is predicting a heavy wildfire season for areas along the West Coast of the United States this summer. The Boise, Idaho-bas...

GOP to review lawmaker's comments on surveillance of foes

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republicans in the Washington state House of Representatives will conduct a review of the actions of a controversial state representative who reportedly suggested spying on polit...

Conservative Washington lawmaker strikes back at critics

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from Washington is striking back at critics who say he should resign for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian ...

Democrats criticize GOP state rep for chats about spying

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state Democrats are criticizing a conservative state representative for appearing to support spying on political opponents. ...

Road rage suspect who killed deputy ID'd in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police have identified the road rage suspect who killed a sheriff's deputy, wounded a police officer and died in a central Washington state shootout. Ellensburg...

Washington state snow plow rage: 2 plow drivers threatened

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Unusually heavy snow in the Spokane area has caused snow plow rage: Two plow drivers clearing streets this week were threatened by people enraged after their driveways ended up b...

Groups to sue US agency over loss of caribou herd

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups said Wednesday they plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to prevent the recent loss of the last herd of mountain caribou in the Lower 4...

Some Washington sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Sheriffs in a dozen Washington counties say they won't enforce the state's sweeping new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutio...

Norvell leads No. 5 Gonzaga over Loyola Marymount 73-55

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Zach Norvell Jr. scored 17 points and No. 5 Gonzaga used a stout defense to beat Loyola Marymount 73-55 on Thursday night, the eighth consecutive win for the Bulldogs since a pai...

State of Washington opposes nuke waste proposal

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington said Tuesday it opposes a federal proposal to reclassify some radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation because it fears much of the waste will...

Clarke, Hachimura lead No. 8 Gonzaga over UT-Arlington 89-55

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rui Hachimura had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 8 Gonzaga beat Texas-Arlington 89-55 on Tuesday night, ending a two-game skid that toppled them from No. 1 on the AP Top 25. ...

Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office...

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office...

Trade war with China tough on Washington farmers

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The trade war with China is making life difficult for many farmers across Washington. The state's 1,900 wheat growers, who export the vast majority of their cro...