| Jun 14, 2012
| 9:53 PM
Concern is growing about potentially dangerous Japanese tsunami debris washing up on the Washington coast.
The massive earthquake in March 2011 that rocked Japan triggered a massive tsunami. More than 28,000 people were killed and entire towns wiped out....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:27 PM
It started with a soccer ball and fishing boat washing up in Alaska, then a huge dock was found on an Oregon beach, and Friday another battered boat was found at Washington's Cape Disappointment State Park.
A massive amount debris washed away from...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:10 PM
A running account of tsunami debris finds and debris-related news in and around Washington:
June 20: Large piece of metal, refrigerator, television
A piece of metal initially thought to be a 7-foot airplane fuselage is found at Cranberry Beach in...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 10:02 PM
Thousands of Seattleties gathered this weekend for the 38th annual gay pride festival and parade. But as people celebrated, many are looking ahead to November, when Washingtonians will vote on same-sex marriage.
“It's a big year with Referendum 74...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:20 PM
Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down key provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law could have an effect in Washington. The agriculture sector, in particular, relies on people who are in the country illegally.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:22 PM
A Franklin County judge overruled the Washington law imposing a tax on roll-your-own cigarettes, reports the Tri-City Herald. The 15-cent tax was supposed to go into effect on Sunday.
The judge, Bruce Spanner, ruled that the tax violates the Tim Eyman-...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Politicians in Washington State got to work Thursday responding to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision upholding the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The high court ruled the individual mandate requiring people...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 10:33 PM
NASA's oddly-shaped Super Guppy cargo plane landed in Seattle on Saturday afternoon, carrying the first section NASA's old full-scale space shuttle trainer, which was purchased recently by the Museum of Flight.
It looked like something from the future,...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire sent a letter to the president of Western Washington University blasting the decision to give “significant” pay raises to the faculty at the same time the school is raising tuition 16% on students and parents.
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Former Republican state Sen. Dino Rossi, who has run unsuccessfully twice for the governor’s office and once for the U.S. Senate, was appointed Monday to the vacant state Senate seat in the 5th Legislative District on the Eastside.
The vacancy came...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:11 PM
Gov. Chris Gregoire signed an emergency proclamation on Thursday declaring a State of Emergency for all counties east of the crest of the Cascades.
The move will deploy additional state resources, including air support from Washington’s National...