Senate passes universal, all-grade sex education bill

The Washington state Senate has passed a bill requiring all schools in the state teach sex education classes
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State Patrol trooper injured when car is struck

A Washington State Patrol trooper investigating a crash on Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley was injured when his car was struck by a passing vehicle
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Dwarf event ban draws support, breadth concerns at hearing

Support, concerns heard for bill that would broadly prohibit risky dwarf events
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Spokane County prosecutor finds deadly force was reasonable

The Spokane County prosecutor's office says seven sheriff's deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Spokane Valley last summer were justified in the
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Boy stabbed in 'random and vicious' Spokane Valley attack

An eight-year-old boy is recovering after a man entered a Spokane Valley store and allegedly stabbed him in what authorities are calling a "random and vicious"
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Man with 18 months to live gets 9 years in fraud case

A man convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud was sentenced to nine years in federal prison after testimony indicated he has only 18 months to live
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AP Exclusive: Stable costs may shift 'Obamacare' politics

AP Exclusive: Fortunes flip for Affordable Care Act with modest premium rise and some insurers returning
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AP Exclusive: Modest premium hikes as 'Obamacare' stabilizes

AP Exclusive: Fortunes flip for Affordable Care Act with modest premium rise and some insurers returning
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Man shot during confrontation with police in Spokane Valley

Authorities say a man has been shot and killed during a confrontation with police at a gas station in Spokane Valley
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Spokane Valley arrest wanted man who rammed patrol car

Spokane Valley police have arrested a man who rammed a patrol car and fled last week after he was stopped by a police officer
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Tractor driver dies as fire consumes Oregon wheat fields

Authorities say a man killed in an Oregon wildfire appears to have been trying to protect his neighbor's property from flames sweeping through vast wheat fields
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The Latest: Oregon wildfire grows to 70 square miles

A wind-whipped wildfire that started Tuesday in a rural area east of Portland, Oregon, has now burned 70 square miles (181 kilometers) and prompted additional e
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1 dead as latest fire portends explosive Northwest season

A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person and forced dozens of households to evacuate as Oregon Gov. Kate Brow
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The Latest: 1 found dead in Oregon wildfire

One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon
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The Latest: Fire knocks out power to some near Oregon blaze

A rapidly spreading fire in Oregon has knocked out power to some customers because of a burned transmission line
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The Latest: Officials issue new evacuations in Oregon

Two homes near Ruch, Oregon, are being evacuated as a wildfire started by lightning spreads
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Growing fire shows potential for explosive Northwest season

A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to dec
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Advancing wildfire prompts evacuations in Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has invoked an emergency order in response to a wildfire burning in two counties and mandatory evacuations for dozens of households
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The Latest: Wildfire expands in north-central Oregon

A wildfire burning east of The Dalles in north-central Oregon expanded overnight, and the governor has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response
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Evacuation notices downgraded for Spokane Valley wildfire

Authorities say a small fire that prompted evacuation notices for 700 homes near Spokane Valley began in a building and then spread to grass and trees
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Wildfires force evacuations in Spokane, Columbia River Gorge

A small but fast-moving wildfire in Spokane prompted evacuation notices for more than 700 homes
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The Latest: 770 homes under evacuation in Spokane fire

Authorities say some 770 homes have been issued evacuation notices because of a wildfire in Spokane
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Otter Pops Scrap Artificial Flavors or Dyes

Ice pops give us life in the summer when the sun dries us up like starfish out of water. Even though these pops have been stripped of those vibrant artificial c
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Magnolia Bakery Is Finally Getting a Black and White Cookie Thanks to 'Seinfeld'

It' s been 30 years since" Seinfeld" first debuted on NBC, and to honor the occasion, Magnolia Bakery is adding a black and white cookie to the menu permanently
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