Northwest

Prosecutor declines to charge Langley chief in use of force

However, the Island County prosecutor called the police chief’s actions during an arrest “disturbing.”

Portland trio purchases the venerable Captain Whidbey Inn

Matt and Mike French and Eric Cheong are the new owners of the beloved Coupeville landmark.

  • May 22, 2018

Suspect arrested in 1987 deaths of young couple from BC

DNA and ancestry research led investigators to a 55-year-old SeaTac man.

‘We’re on schedule,’ says developer of Paine Field passenger terminal

Alaska, United and Southwest are expected to begin service from Everett in September.

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Port Angeles prepares for new plastic bag law

More than a dozen cities in Western Washington, including Port Townsend, have enacted similar laws.

  • May 17, 2018
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The women that run SIFF: Beth Barrett and Sarah Wilke. Photo by Amy Kowalenko/SIFF

Women filmmakers make big moves at Seattle International Film Festival

As calls for accountability and inclusions roil Hollywood, SIFF’s power duo leads the nation’s largest film festival into a fairer future.

The women that run SIFF: Beth Barrett and Sarah Wilke. Photo by Amy Kowalenko/SIFF
The Neighborhood Action Coalition and Transit Riders Union projected its support of the head tax on May 10, 2018. Photo by Jennifer Durham/Flickr

Seattle passes head tax on large businesses to fight homelessness

The measure decreases the original proposal by 45 percent, leaving some to question if it’ll raise enough to do the job.

The Neighborhood Action Coalition and Transit Riders Union projected its support of the head tax on May 10, 2018. Photo by Jennifer Durham/Flickr
Snohomish’s Janette Huskie, who worked two years as a Buckingham Palace housemaid and met the future Princess Diana, gets out her scrapbook of memories and talks about Saturday’s royal wedding. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Snohomish’s Janette Huskie worked as a Buckingham Palace maid

Ahead of this weekend’s big wedding, she remembers her time among royalty.

  • May 17, 2018
Snohomish’s Janette Huskie, who worked two years as a Buckingham Palace housemaid and met the future Princess Diana, gets out her scrapbook of memories and talks about Saturday’s royal wedding. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Cloaked in ice, Snohomish County’s volcano is a future danger

The U.S. Geological Survey says Glacier Peak poses a “very high threat” and needs better monitoring.

  • May 17, 2018

Hunt for invasive green crab catches 22 in Dungeness in first month

Mysteries continue to circulate about how they got there.

  • May 17, 2018

Port Townsend publisher Adam Parfrey dies following stroke

He was best known for “putting light into what some people would consider dark corners.”

Sammamish’s Baker House to be demolished after reversal of landmark designation

Hearing examiner reverses the house’s designation as a historic landmark.

Tall ships visit Port Ludlow for sailings, tours

PORT LUDLOW — History will come alive in Port Ludlow this weekend as the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return trip… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018
John Blaine Reed (left) accused of murdering Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, listens as Snohomish County chief criminal deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson makes opening statements in his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Trial over Oso murders begins with a self-defense claim

His attorney says John Reed, charged with killing Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, will testify.

John Blaine Reed (left) accused of murdering Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, listens as Snohomish County chief criminal deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson makes opening statements in his trial at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Port Angeles City Council prepares to fight park service over water treatment

A Seattle law firm is now preparing a lawsuit against the National Park Service as a backup to settlement negotiations for the Elwha facilities.

  • May 10, 2018

Human error blamed for tsunami warning glitches

The notification in Clallam County Monday was caused by an official in Jefferson County who was testing a new cellphone app.

Port Angeles Council member and downtown business owner Mike French works on a piano, which he started putting out downtown during sunny days last year, during a work party on Saturday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Downtown Port Angeles piano getting a makeover

PORT ANGELES — The piano that filled the downtown streets of Port Angeles with music last summer is getting a makeover before it returns. A… Continue reading

Port Angeles Council member and downtown business owner Mike French works on a piano, which he started putting out downtown during sunny days last year, during a work party on Saturday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Crews work to free gray whale from fishing gear off La Push

LA PUSH — Biologists on Wednesday were working to untangle a juvenile gray whale that had become stuck in fishing gear more than 15 miles… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2018
Sequim High school students gathered at the flag pole on campus for 16 minutes on May 2 to participate in a national walkout “Stand for the Second” supporting the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. (Erin Hawkins/Sequim Gazette)

Sequim students stage walkout in favor of gun rights

“Stand for the Second” is a student-driven movement organizing walkouts at high schools across the U.S.

  • May 10, 2018
Sequim High school students gathered at the flag pole on campus for 16 minutes on May 2 to participate in a national walkout “Stand for the Second” supporting the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. (Erin Hawkins/Sequim Gazette)
The Index Town Wall, a popular climbing site. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Climber who fell at Index wall suffers serious back injury

A sheriff’s helicopter flew him to the hospital after he was rescued on Saturday.

  • May 10, 2018
The Index Town Wall, a popular climbing site. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)