Exotic birds, alpaca among 53 animals taken from home
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — It will be up to a court to decide what happens to more than 50 animals taken from a Washington state home, including birds, horses, chickens and an alpaca.
Jury: Cop didn’t violate brothers’ civil rights in shooting
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found that an Olympia police officer did not violate the constitutional rights of two brothers he shot while responding to reports that two men matching their...
Trial starts over Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel construction delays
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The trial to determine who is to blame for the construction delays of Seattle's State Route 99 tunnel and cost overruns has started in Olympia.
Weak tornado touches down south of Olympia, no damage
GRAND MOUND, Wash. (AP) — National Weather Service officials say a weak tornado touched down south of Olympia.
Officials say public reports were sent to the National Weather Service with...
Firm told to pay $1 million after funneling money to Eyman
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ordered a for-profit signature-gathering firm and its principal to collectively pay more than $1 million for deceiving Washington...
Olympia synagogue offers sanctuary to Guatemalan woman, son
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A synagogue that declared itself a sanctuary congregation last year says it will protect a Guatemalan woman and her son from immigration authorities.
Judge dismisses referendum voter-pamphlet language challenge
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has dismissed a challenge that contended affirmative-action opponents are making false claims about Initiative 1000 in voter-pamphlet...
1 dead in shooting south of Olympia, person detained
GRAND MOUND, Wash. (AP) — A man has been shot and killed and a person has been detained near a McDonald's restaurant south of Olympia.
The Olympian reports deputies responded Tuesday evening...
Washington Legislature to sue governor over line-item veto
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Legislature announced Thursday plans to sue Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, saying he overstepped his authority with a series of one-sentence vetoes in this...
Washington Legislature to sue governor over line-item veto
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Legislature plans to sue Gov. Jay Inslee, saying he overstepped his authority for a series of one-sentence vetoes in this year's transportation...
Woman pleads not guilty in death of mother
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A 23-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to killing and dismembering her mother.
Amara J. Lundy, entered the plea Tuesday for the charge of first-degree murder, The...
Woman accused of strangling, dismembering mother
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The daughter of an Olympia woman reported missing in July is accused of strangling and dismembering her, leaving body parts in dumpsters.
Olympia launches program to stop unauthorized camps
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The western Washington city of Olympia has launched a pilot program targeting unsanctioned campsites on city property.
New election laws in effect for Tuesday’s primary
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Next week's primary election doesn't have any statewide races for voters to contend with, but it will be the first one where same-day voter registration, automatic...
Correction: Hepatitis A Outbreak story
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In a story July 30 about a Hepatitis A outbreak, The Associated Press reported erroneously that there were 10 cases in Spokane County. There are nine.
Amtrak train delayed after hitting an ATV
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An Amtrak train was delayed Sunday night in south Thurston County after it struck an all-terrain vehicle.
The Olympian reports that the Thurston County Sheriff's Office...
Eyman settles in office chair theft case
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman has reached a settlement on charges that he stole a $70 chair from an Office Depot store earlier this year.
Heritage Financial: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ Heritage Financial Corp. (HFWA) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $16 million.
The Olympia, Washington-based company said it had profit of 43 cents per...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A man who police say confessed to killing a Tenino mother a decade ago will not face any charges at this time.
The Olympian reports Eric Lee Roberts was released from...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors say they are not filing charges at this time against a man who allegedly confessed to killing his former neighbor in 2009 but then recanted the...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An environmental nonprofit group is hosting a series of public meetings in western Washington to discuss the possibility of creating an enclosure in Washington's San Juan...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A man has had bail set at $1.5 million after court documents say he confessed to killing his former neighbor in 2009 but then recanted the confession.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A nonprofit that works with marine mammals says a 40-foot (12-meter) gray whale was found dead near Olympia.
The Olympian reports after the adult male whale was found...
Tanker overturns, snarling Interstate 5 traffic
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An oil tanker has overturned on Interstate 5 south of Olympia, Washington, causing travel delays before the Fourth of July holiday.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In a story June 27 about a senator's accusation of sexism and racism in closed-door meetings, The Associated Press misidentified the secretary of the Senate. He is Brad...
Judge: Suit over Highway 99 tunnel can proceed
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A judge has ruled that contractors who built Seattle's new Highway 99 tunnel may continue to sue the state for $500 million in cost overruns, despite losing steel-pipe...
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state intends to move ahead with a new voter-registration system ahead of the Aug. 6 primary despite concerns from election officials in a handful of counties...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state are investigating whether the suspicious death of a cat is connected to a string of feline killings.
Washington Supreme Court weighing legislative records case
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Supreme Court justices had pointed questions Tuesday for lawyers representing the Legislature and a media coalition who argued that lawmakers have been violating...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit by media organizations over whether Washington state lawmakers are subject to the Public Records Act (all times local):
Records fight before Washington state Supreme Court
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A push by media groups to gain access to the records of state lawmakers is before Washington's highest court.
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in a...
Correction: Washington-Overtime Rules story
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In a story dated June 5, 2019, The Associated Press erroneously stated the current minimum wage in Washington state was $12.50. The minimum wage is $12.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state mushroom farm plans to close and lay off workers this summer.
The Olympian reported Tuesday that Ostrom's Mushroom Farm in Olympia will lay off 239...
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two men who hadn't returned from a day hike in Mount Rainier National Park have been found.
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say search and rescue deputies are looking for two men who didn't return from a day hike in Mount Rainier National Park.
Man found guilty in 2017 murder of Spanaway man
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found a 34-year-old man guilty of murder and nine other charges in fatal shooting of a Spanaway man in 2017.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says the "faithless electors" who defied both a pledge they had made and the will of Washington voters by casting their Electoral College votes for...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for causing a car accident that killed a 16-year-old Oregon girl.
GOP to review lawmaker’s comments on surveillance of foes
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republicans in the Washington state House of Representatives will conduct a review of the actions of a controversial state representative who reportedly suggested spying on...
Democrats criticize GOP state rep for chats about spying
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state Democrats are criticizing a conservative state representative for appearing to support spying on political opponents.
Resurrected Seattle traffic camera proposal clears House
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposal to expand the use of traffic cameras in Seattle passed the state House, after earlier stalling amid controversy over how to use the footage.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state say they seized $1.16 million worth of narcotics in separate weekend arrests.
The Olympian reported Monday that the Thurston County narcotics...
Authorities: Suspected DUI driver kills motorcyclist
LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of driving while intoxicated with three children in the car is under arrest after crashing into a motorcycle and killing the rider overnight...
Human remains identified as missing woman
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A woman missing for nearly a year has been identified as the person whose remains were found in a wooded area in northwest Olympia.
Officials: human remains found in Olympia
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Thurston County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the remains discovered in northwest Olympia are human.
The Olympian reports a citizen on Thursday found what...
New rules would allow longer forced holds
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposal to loosen detention rules in Washington's involuntary treatment act is dividing rights groups and mental health advocates in Olympia.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ruled that anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman could potentially be punished with a lifetime ban on managing or directing the...
Washington Senate passes $52.2 billion budget proposal
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has passed its proposal for a two-year state budget Thursday as lawmakers move next to negotiating and passing a final plan before the legislative...