Local & Regional

Local Man accused of diverting Mason County River
The state attorney general's office has accused a 55-year-old Mason County man of using an excavator to fill and divert the Tahuya River without a permit.
Local Poll: Majority of voters support gun background check measure Poll: Majority of voters support gun background check measure
A new poll released this week shows most Washington state voters support a ballot measure requiring universal background checks on gun sales and transfers, but that same survey suggests that undecided voters could swing the outcome of a rival gun initiative.
Local Funerals set for Marysville school shooter, victim Funerals set for Marysville school shooter, victim
Officials say the investigation into the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting will be long and slow to assure that it's careful and the information eventually released is accurate.
Local Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight
From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.
Local Starbucks to baristas: Don't put a ring on it Starbucks to baristas: Don't put a ring on it (Video)
Seattle-based Starbucks is telling baristas and other retail employees to refrain from wearing almost all jewelry, including engagement rings, while at work. The coffee giant says it is adhering to federal food safety guidelines, as it amps up food offerings at thousands of stores over the next five years.