Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit Wednesday over the Northwest Detention Center allegedly failing to pay detainees minimum wage in exchange for their work. Immigrants detained at the facility for civil proceedings were often paid $1 per day or less, the lawsuit alleges.
"While trying to video a female Chinook salmon digging her nest for spawning (at Boise's MK Nature Center), I was surprised to see this intruder!" wrote wildlife educator Sara Focht. "Mink are playful and cute, but fearless. They will go after prey much larger than themselves. Watch until the end to see if the mink was successful at hunting or not."
This dramatic timelapse video shows how a raging wildfire takes hold in the Columbia River Gorge, 52 miles east of Portland, Oregon. The video was shot between 5 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4-5, 2017.
Fires in the Pacific Northwest sent ash flying like rain over the Seattle and Portland areas on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The Norse Peak Fire has triggered evacuations and burned 20,000 acres, and The Jolly Mountain Fire has burned 23,000 acres and triggered the evacuation of 1,000 homes.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks to reporters Tuesday, Sept. 5 about why his office is preparing to challenge President Donald Trump's plans to end protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. On Wednesday, Ferguson plans to announce details of a lawsuit involving multiple states.