Wash

OLYMPIA, Wash | Democrat Schrier advances in Washington’s 8th District

OLYMPIA, Wash. — An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District. The race is one of three GOP-held congressional districts in Washington that Democrats are hopeful of capturing in … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Democrat Schrier advances in Washington’s 8th District

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash | Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash — Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase … Continue reading FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash | Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

OLYMPIA, Wash | Employees pose big potential danger to aviation, experts say

OLYMPIA, Wash— The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. “The greatest threat we have to … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Employees pose big potential danger to aviation, experts say

SEATAC, Wash. | The Latest: Man had security clearance to be among aircraft

SEATAC, Wash. — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say the man who stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft. Authorities on Saturday also … Continue reading SEATAC, Wash. | The Latest: Man had security clearance to be among aircraft

OLYMPIA, Wash | Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

OLYMPIA, Wash.  — Investigators worked to find out how an airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. The bizarre incident involving a worker … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash | Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

SPOKANE, Wash. | Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

SPOKANE, Wash.  — Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash. | Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

SEATAC, Wash.|The Latest: Trump ‘monitoring’ the stolen plane situation

SEATAC, Wash. — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 5:30 a.m. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the man who stole a plane from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle before crashing it into a small, nearby island. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Saturday morning … Continue reading SEATAC, Wash.|The Latest: Trump ‘monitoring’ the stolen plane situation