A new, independent state office that investigates inmate complaints about their treatment says Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen had the most complaints among the state’s correctional institutes.
Julius Jesus Woitalewicz, 38, was last seen Feb. 2 when he was released from the Nisqually tribal jail. His family in Chicago has not heard from him since then, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office bulletin.
Olympia’s parks department is considering three sites for future dog parks and will host an open house April 1 to gather feedback. The city doesn’t have a dedicated off-leash dog area, which has led to unauthorized use of some parks by off-leash dogs.
The first day of spring brought a rash of wildfires across Western Washington, including in Lacey, Eatonville and along the western edge of Capitol State Forest. Local crews are among those fighting the North Maple Fire near Kelso.
A Washington teen broke through the ice near Bateman Island and now is hoping that his story will warn others not to venture out. The warm temperatures after the winter has made the ice soft and dangerous
The Juror’s Invitational, on view at South Puget Sound Community College, showcases work by 10 artists from 2018’s Southwest Regional Juried Exhibition, including Aurand, Bevelacqua, Hochman, and McDowell.
Kenny Wooten blocked four shots in Washington’s latest loss to Oregon and the Huskies will now face another shot blocker in Utah State’s Neemias Queta. UW coach Mike Hopkins said the key is to stay aggressive.
Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi is set to make his MLB debut in Japan. Pitcher Wade LeBlanc, who pitched a year in Japan, said Kikuchi is uniquely qualified to make a smooth transition to American baseball.
Matthew Anfeldt was last seen Feb. 28. A neighbor called deputies after Anfeldt came to her door that evening ranting that his family was hurt or dead and “they were after him,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.
After Thurston County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Larson suffered a stroke March 6, 2019, and slipped into a coma, a spokesman for the department said it was hoping for a miracle. Larson emerged from a coma Sunday.
The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the state Department of Ecology has the authority to cap carbon pollution from major industrial emitters, something business groups and utilities have argued can only be done by the Legislature.
Iraq War veteran Jason Poole became the face of traumatic brain injury after being featured in a New York Times front-page story. He is now one of four individuals highlighted in the PBS documentary "Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery."
A former Tri-Cities caregiver is going to prison for sexually abusing and taking nude photos of a developmentally disabled teen in his care. The boy’s parents had allowed sleepovers with the Kennewick man.