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Fentanyl overdose deaths spiked in Washington in 2020; 2021-02-19 15:19:31Washington public health officials are raising the alarm to a spike in overdose deaths in 2020.

Tree Swenson, executive director of Hugo House, resigns 2021-02-19 12:29:31The resignation comes after more than 200 writers, members and teachers signed an open letter to the nonprofit's board raising internal issues such a

King County begins mailing out property tax bills; 2021-02-18 14:50:32Due to voter-approved special levies, some areas of King County will see increases as high as 18%.

Canada makes border exemption for Point Roberts residents; 2021-02-18 12:22:14The 4.8-square-mile exclave is only accessible by land through Canada.

Seattle firefighter charged in connection with threatening Councilmember 2021-02-17 20:38:03King County prosecutors on Wednesday filed charges against the Seattle firefighter accused of sending threats to Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Saw

Surprise! Endangered L pod welcomes new orca calf; 2021-02-17 18:03:26L-86, also known as Surprise! by researchers, recently gave birth to a new baby calf.

Street parking rates to increase in some Seattle 2021-02-17 16:34:02Some Seattleites may notice their parking bill begin to increase starting Wednesday, Feb. 17

New 'ShakeAlert' earthquake warning system to launch in 2021-02-17 12:43:53Washingtonians will soon have a new earthquake tool to prepare for shaking.

Washington lawmakers pass amended drug decriminalization bill out 2021-02-16 16:56:38A bill to decriminalize personal use amounts of drugs cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Hugo House writers, teachers call on executive director 2021-02-16 14:28:48Prominent writers have publicly called for the resignation of Executive Director Tree Swenson.

Temperatures to rise this week in Seattle area; 2021-02-15 11:10:40Temperatures are expected to rise in the Seattle area throughout the week.

Report: These car, truck models have the highest 2021-02-15 08:55:15When buying a car, leverage helps. The ultimate leverage to have as a buyer strolling onto a lot in Seattle is a manufacture desperate to clear the in

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Florida deputy suspended for Facebook post about Muslims New! 2021-03-02 14:10:35ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida sheriff’s deputy was suspended for nearly a month after a civil rights group asked for an investiga

Mississippi congressman Palazzo accused of misusing funds New! 2021-03-02 14:10:31WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent ethics body says there is “substantial reason to believe” that Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mi

CBS to air Emmy Awards on Sept. 19; New! 2021-03-02 14:05:53LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 19 and air live on CBS. The network and the Television Academy announced Tuesday that t

33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return New! 2021-03-02 14:03:09NEW YORK (AP) — When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. M

Russian Sputnik V vaccine splits Slovakia ruling coalition New! 2021-03-02 13:55:35PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia was thrown into a political crisis Tuesday over a secret deal to acquire Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine orc

Column: Woods comparisons aside, Morikawa on his own New! 2021-03-02 13:51:10BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The red shirt for Collin Morikawa to wear on Sunday at the Workday Championship never arrived in time. The comparisons wi

Judge: Utah schools don’t need to offer girls’ New! 2021-03-02 13:48:46SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah girl whose football skills won her fame online has lost her court bid to have school districts create football team

Louisville’s Dana Evans repeats as ACC’s top women’s New! 2021-03-02 13:33:41GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Louisville senior guard Dana Evans has repeated as Atlantic Coast Conference women’s player of the year, the fourt

Jihadis attack town, humanitarian posts in northeast Nigeria New! 2021-03-02 13:33:24MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Jihadis linked to the Islamic State group attacked the northeastern Nigerian town of Dikwa and humanitarian posts ther

Indians’ Francona says team didn’t cover up for New! 2021-03-02 13:30:46CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona said no one in the Cleveland organization “covered up” for former pitching coach Mic

Morocco freezes ties with German Embassy amid Sahara New! 2021-03-02 13:18:46RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s Foreign Ministry has suspended ties with the German Embassy because of “deep misunderstandings,&rdqu

Tribes, fishermen slam halt to Alaska-Canada water analysis New! 2021-03-02 13:13:18JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials and authorities in the Canadian Province of British Columbia have announced they have completed and will

Spokesman.com: Local news

As Democrats eye sweeping immigration reform, Newhouse says 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>WASHINGTON – The last time Congress passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, Ronald Reagan was in the White House.</

100 years ago in Spokane: A Spokane X-ray 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>Dr. Henry W. Honet, 43, a Spokane X-ray pioneer, died from exposure to that very technology.</p></p><p><p>Hi

Gonzaga hopes to be a key player in 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>Gonzaga University wants to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in the community, and last week, they got a good trial run to see how that

With aims for in-person learning this fall, area 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>Danika Lundgren sometimes forgets she graduated from high school.</p></p><p><p>A member of Ridgeview High Sc

Spokane, North Idaho community colleges contend with plunging 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, enrollments at nationwide community colleges <a href="https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-race-and-

Civics lesson: 70 years ago, a new constitutional 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p><em>Each week, The Spokesman-Review examines one question from the Naturalization Test immigrants must pass to become United S

&#39;On the upswing&#39;: The new Union Stadium debuts 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>With not a cloud in the sky, an announcer’s voice boomed through the pristine new Union Stadium at Mt. Spokane High Schoo

Police respond to apparent shots fired, pistol-whipping in 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>Spokane police are asking the public for information about an assault Saturday.</p></p><p><p>Around 1 p.m.,

Police: Man hit and killed by driver in 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>A man leaving the Post Falls Walmart was hit and killed by a driver in the store’s parking lot Saturday morning, police said.&

100 years ago in Spokane: The mysterious death 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>Police suspected murder in the disappearance of J.B. Bushnell, a 32-year-old Spokane oil stock salesman.</p></p><p&g

Spokane Valley demands say in debate over utility 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>The city of Spokane and Spokane County are wrestling over a new utility tax on county residents – and Spokane Valley officials

Spin Control: Native American mascot bill points to 2021-02-28 10:55:12<p><p>Although I’ve never been a big believer in the Cascade Curtain, more than a decade in Olympia has taught me that there is a ce

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Traffic school can help with a ticket, but 2021-03-01 08:00:00Question: Will a driving course help eliminate a poor driving record in Washington? Answer: Yes, but probably not in the way that you’re hoping

Thurston County reports 24 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 2021-02-28 18:11:52Thurston County added 24 more cases on Sunday, giving the county 170 cases so far this week and 7,250 overall. Sunday’s cases include seven peop

Ammon Bundy, veteran of armed standoffs, builds militia 2021-02-28 14:00:02The two dozen demonstrators pressed against the emergency room doors, screaming to be let in. “Show us the law!” they chanted. “Let

Turning 100, a local woman celebrates milestone with 2021-02-28 10:25:41Boardwalk Apartments resident Francis Swank, who turns 100 this week, celebrated by getting her COVID-19 vaccination at the Olympia complex on Thursda

Changes coming to The Olympian’s entertainment section, comics 2021-02-28 08:45:00I’m writing today to let you know about some changes coming to The Olympian. First, we are changing the format of Friday’s Weekend enterta

Here’s how a new program could help drug 2021-02-28 08:45:00Thurston County is starting to test a new program that aims to repair relations between non-violent drug offenders and the people they have affected.

Deaths for Feb. 28 2021-02-28 08:45:00Albrecht, Elinor, 66, Tenino, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Providence Centralia Hospital, Centralia. McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and

Defense secretary ordered stand down to address extremism. 2021-02-28 08:00:00Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Army and Air Force units are still working out the details of what the Department of Defense’s stand-down order

Thurston County adds 42 COVID-19 cases on Saturday 2021-02-27 19:10:16Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 42 on Saturday, giving Thurston County 146 cases so far this week and 7,226 to date. Saturday’s cases includ

Police arrest man accused of stabbing woman in 2021-02-27 17:02:17A 29-year-old man accused of stabbing a woman in Lacey this week was arrested Friday afternoon, a detective with Lacey police said. The man, who has n

Thurston County man at center of fatality crash 2021-02-27 16:27:10A Yelm man triggered a fatality crash on I-5 near Tacoma on Friday, according to the Washington State Patrol. An 81-year-old Tacoma woman died in the

Olympia woman hurt after head-on crash in Mason 2021-02-27 08:45:00An Olympia woman was injured Friday afternoon after a head-on wreck in Mason County, according to the Washington State Patrol. The 60-year-old Shelton