Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
Police do not suspect foul play, but woman's family insists she would never leave on her own.
The Pierce County council is considering displaying the national motto of "In God We Trust" in its chambers.
The Snohomish Sheriff's office says a 21-year-old man drowned while attempting to reach a sandbar drinking party on the Snohomish River.
Mayor Ed Murray's office has announced that former Seattle mayor Paul Schell has died. He was 76.
Firefighters battling the Carlton Complex of fires in central Washington are preparing for a possible new tactic on the north side of the fire.
The lights at a Poulsbo park must have seemed like a good nesting spot for a pair of ospreys. The pond nearby is stocked with plenty of fish. But those lights could ignite their nest and kill the pair and their offspring.
Six-year-old Roxy really didn't like it when thieves stole her dad's bikes, so she let them know.
Firefighting crews are making progress against Washington's largest wildfire, saying the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained.
Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday for saying the aerospace giant's employees were "cowering" during his tenure, a comment one union official called "a new low" in the company's relationship with workers.
A consultant preparing Kitsap County's passenger-only ferry plan says the county should partner with King County to provide the service.