The U.S. Supreme Court has sent the case of Richland florist Barronelle Stutzman, accused of discriminating against a gay couple, back to the Washington State Supreme Court to consider in light of a Colorado bakeshop ruling.
A Washington county agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by two women who accused a male supervisor at the human services department of unwanted hugging, kissing and comments.
Bellingham's Pearson Construction was the contractor for Madroneagle, which was reportedly purchased by Oprah Winfrey for more than $8 million. RMC Architects was also involved in the Orcas Island estate, originally built for someone else in 2007.
A reader asks about the rules for fenders on oversized tires. Sgt. James Prouty of the Washington State Patrol said state law dictates fenders must be as wide as the tire and reach down to the center of the axle. Violators risk a $136 ticket.
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer's tour of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Saturday was canceled over security concerns. And an attempt to visit with three detainees was derailed by a chicken pox outbreak that has put some detainees in quarantine.
Jonathan Dutson long dreamed of moving to the Pacific Northwest, where its lush greenery offered a respite from the scorching Arizona sun he grew up beneath. But Dutson was looking as much for a new home as he was looking for an escape.
In Washington state, the biggest beneficiary of campaign cash from private-prison firms, including the one that runs Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center, in recent years has been Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.