A decision this week to cut tuition for Washington state's public universities by 15 to 20 percent over the next two years is a rare move that national experts believe could influence other states as they come out from under the recession.
A group that wants to raise Oregon's minimum wage to $15 an hour says it's submitted its first batch of signatures.
Two men have sparked at least ninebrush fires as they drove along I-5 through Snohomish County, according to Washington State Patrol investigators.
Police believe a 29-year-old driver was drunk Saturday night when he hit and killed a bicyclist in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood.
A 35-year-old Kirkland man who posed online as a teenager and convinced teens to send him sexually explicit photos was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison
Police detained five so called "kayaktivists" Tuesday who tried to slow down Royal Dutch Shell's oil drilling ship Noble Discoverer as it left for the Arctic Ocean.
A 48-year-old man was wounded early Tuesday in an apparent drive-by shooting in the Central District, police said. The shooter remains at large.
A semi truck caught fire on Interstate 5 south of Olympia near the Scatter Creek rest stop overnight and continued burning for hours, the Washington State Patrol reports.
The drummer for the classic-rock band Journey sat in jail Tuesday after being indicted on a rape charge two weeks after his domestic violence arrest.
Stunned residents returned Tuesday to the incinerated remains of their homes in a neighborhood destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire, sifting through the smoldering debris to see if there was anything they could salvage.
Southbound lanes of the Alaskan Way Viaduct were closed for hours overnight after a crash wiped out a section of guardrail and crews made emergency repairs, police said.
Clallam County authorities moved in Monday evening to remove all the remaining animals from a small farm near Sequim as law enforcement builds a case of neglect against owner John Dashti.
A Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman says passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from Chicago were held on the plane for more than an hour after landing Monday night while a doctor assessed a sick passenger's ailment.
Rainfall on Monday provided relief, but hot, dry conditions and wind could challenge crews trying to get a handle on the flames that burned more than an estimated 4 square miles.