Tumwater officials say the city’s new fireworks ban limited fireworks usage around the Fourth of July this year. Voters approved a ban on the sale, possession and use of consumer fireworks by a narrow margin in 2016 and by a larger margin in April.
As the population of sex offenders committed to the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island is aging, the state has seen increased medical appointments and the costs associated with them. There were 557 planned medical trips in 2017.
Humans — especially young humans — love animals. We look for opportunities to interact at farms, petting zoos, fairs, and even in our own backyards. But it’s important to use good sense and best practices when we visit with animal friends to prevent zoonotic diseases — illnesses that people get from animals.
Bloodworks Northwest, a Seattle company which specializes in transfusion medicine, is urging Washington residents with type O negative blood to donate as hurricane season ramps up in other regions of the United States.
An Olympia man was arrested Wednesday morning on State Route 510 near the Nisqually Red Wind Casino for eluding troopers and causing a collision that left a Yelm woman injured, according to Washington State Patrol.
Washington State Patrol is looking for a 47-year-old Olympia man who was speeding on State Route 8, abandoned two passengers on the side of the road, led troopers on a chase, then fled on foot when he crashed his car Tuesday afternoon.
Multiple law enforcement agencies gathered Wednesday morning in Olympia to announce a reward for information regarding three arson fires and one shooting at three Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall locations in Thurston County.
Stacy Brown, a target of student protesters, left The Evergreen State College in August 2017. According to a tort claim — a prerequisite to a lawsuit against a state agency — Brown alleges college administrators failed to protect her from gender-based discrimination and a hostile work environment.