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Surprise! New calf born to endangered Northwest orcas

SAN JUAN ISLANDS, Wash. - Researchers noticed something new when the J, K and L pods were all spotted in the Haro Strait on Tuesday morning: a new calf, L125! According to Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research, all three…

Sheriff: 1 reported missing in Kittitas County avalanche

10 P.M. UPDATE: Cle Elum man killed in avalanche was ‘excellent’ veteran WSP trooper EASTON, Wash. - Authorities are searching for a missing snowmobiler after reports of an avalanche in the French Cabin Creek area in Kittitas County. According to the Kittitas County…

Homeless activists try to take over hotel in Olympia

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Employees and guests at an Olympia hotel had to take shelter for several hours Sunday after a homeless activist group tried to take over and give beds to people experiencing homelessness. It happened at the Red Lion Inn in downtown…

Seattle approves extra $4 an hour 'hazard pay' for grocery workers

SEATTLE - Seattle has joined other cities in approving extra pay for grocery store workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council on Monday approved legislation requiring large grocers to pay an extra $4 an hour in hazard pay. The Seattle Times reports the…

Inslee wants to vaccinate 45,000 people a day

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Governor Jay Inslee announced on Monday that Washington state will expand access to COVID-19 vaccines to include 65-year-olds. Those who are 50 years and older living in multi-generational households are also eligible. The state is now advancing to Phase…

Washington could get COVID-19 vaccines as early as Monday

SEATTLE - Washington could get COVID-19 vaccines in the state as early as Monday or Tuesday after an advisory committee voted Thursday to endorse Pfizer’s version. A group of scientists independent of the Food and Drug Administration voted 17-4…

Boeing suffers more canceled orders for its 737 Max plane

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Boeing Co. reported more cancellations for its 737 Max jet, which this week is scheduled to carry paying passengers for the first time since the planes were grounded 21 months ago after two deadly crashes, according to…

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Washington nearing record highs

SEATTLE - Health officials Tuesday warned of dire consequences to the state’s health care system as COVID-19 hospitalizations approach all-time highs. Reaching record levels not seen since the start of the pandemic, hospitalization trends in the state are on…

Bob Ferguson elected to 3rd term as Washington Attorney General

Incumbent Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a Seattle Democrat, was elected to his third term in office, according to the Associated Press. FIND MORE ELECTION NEWS HERE. Ferguson has touted his record on civil and consumer rights - namely, the…

Washington tops 1,000 virus cases for first time since July

OLYMPIA, Wash. - State health officials reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 new cases Friday, the first time the number has surpassed 1,000 since mid-July. RELATED: Tri-Cities virus cases “increasing at concerning rates,” health district says The Washington Department of Health reported…