The director of the nation's primary lab for nuclear research says the biggest threat to the lab's mission is being prohibited from bringing in small quantities of spent nuclear fuel due to a federal agency's settlement agreement with Idaho.
In a packed hearing room in Olympia, residents pushing for more gun regulation told Washington state legislators proposed gun regulations would make the public safer. Opponents countered that the proposals would have no effect on criminals and would infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Three Democratic presidential electors from Washington state who joined a longshot effort to deny Donald Trump the presidency in 2016 are challenging the $1,000 fines they received for breaking their pledge to support their party's nominee.
Alaska Airlines says it will delay the start of commercial passenger service at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, by at least three weeks due to the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government.
Lawmakers have made an initial step in approving rules changes requested by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game that require wolf and other trappers to set traps farther from paths to avoid catching dogs out on walks with their owners.
Spokane International Airport is reporting business as usual despite a record number of Transportation Security Administration workers calling in sick nationally due to the partial government shutdown.