Local & Regional

Local Lynnwood man detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned' Lynnwood man detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'
The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating.
Local Judge won't free Russian accused of Seattle hacking Judge won't free Russian accused of Seattle hacking
A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam denied a motion Thursday to release a Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses, including several in Seattle.
Local Portland flushes outdoor toilet business Portland flushes outdoor toilet business
The city of Portland will quit marketing the solar-powered outdoor potties its workers developed and will settle instead for a cut of the business.
Local State seeks to intervene in lawsuits over pot bans
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he has filed motions to intervene in lawsuits filed over marijuana business bans in the cities of Wenatchee and Fife, to ensure the state's interests are represented.