Local & Regional

Local Washington state poverty numbers increase
More people were living in poverty in Washington state in 2013 than in 2012, even as the numbers remained steady across the nation, according to new figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Local Tribal canoe journey likely to take 1-year hiatus
A large annual event that celebrates the Pacific Northwest's Native American culture with a tribal canoe journey and ceremonies is expected to take a one-year hiatus in 2015 because no tribe has stepped up to host it, officials said.
Local Washington unemployment rate stays at 5.6 percent Washington unemployment rate stays at 5.6 percent
Washington state's unemployment rate remained steady at 5.6 percent last month, but the state saw an overall loss of 1,500 jobs from the previous month, state officials said Wednesday.
Local Once extinct run of salmon on its own now Once extinct run of salmon on its own now
Since 2004, biologists and volunteers have been working to restore an extinct population of summer chum salmon on the Tahuya River, which drains into southern Hood Canal southwest of Belfair.
Local Tip leads federal agents to $550,000 in drugs
Authorities say a tip led federal agents and Whatcom County deputies to $550,000 in cocaine and methamphetamine stashed in an unoccupied unit at a business center north of Ferndale, Washington