Northwest News

Washington population tops 7.6 million

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s population has topped 7.6 million, with growth coming mostly from those moving to the state. Numbers released Monday by the Office of Financial Management shows the state has grown by 109,800 residents over the past…

Climber missing at Mount Rainier park near 2014 tragedy site

A climber missing since Friday while traveling through treacherous terrain at Mount Rainier National Park marks the third person to go missing at the Washington park in a little more than a week. Seattle resident Matthew Bunker was descending the…

Businesses sue Seattle over ‘occupied’ protest zone

SEATTLE— A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners and residents sued the city Wednesday over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property. The plaintiffs — including…