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    Yakama tribal casino opens 200-room hotel

    The Yakama Nation is opening a 200-room hotel at its Legends Casino near the town of Toppenish.

  • Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a press conference outside U.S. District Court, Western Washington, on February 3, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Ferguson filed a state lawsuit challenging key sections of President Trump's immigration Executive Order as illegal and unconstitutional. (Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

    Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold

    The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order.

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    Report: Washington’s most common crime shouldn’t be one

    A new report from the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says the most commonly charged crime in Washington state shouldn't be a crime at all.

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    Should feds restore grizzly bear population to North Cascades?

    Federal officials want residents to weigh in on their proposals to restore the population of grizzly bears to the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state.

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    Ferguson: State ‘will use every tool at our disposal’ to fight feds to keep legal pot

    Washington state is ready to fight if necessary to keep its legal marijuana, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday after White House spokesman Sean Spicer hinted at a federal crackdown.

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    DHS intel report disputes threat posed by travel ban nations

    Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

  • Radioactive Waste Cleanup Continues At Hanford Nuclear Reservation

    Hanford pumps out contents of leaking nuclear waste tank

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) _ A leaking radioactive waste storage tank on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been pumped of its contents. The Department of Energy says Tank AY-102 was pumped “to the limits” of current technologies. The wastes are left over from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons. Tank AY-102 was taken out of service in 2012 after it was discovered that nuclear waste from the inner tank had leaked into the space between the inner and outer walls […]

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    Police: Woman charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old son

    CLINTON, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland woman shot and killed her 17-year-old son during an argument. Prince George’s County Police said in a statement Friday that officers responding to a report of a shooting Thursday night found the teen suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where police say he was pronounced dead. Police say their preliminary investigation reveals that 48-year-old Angelique Chase of Clinton and her son, 17-year-old Christopher Perry were arguing before […]

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    Indiana man accused of eating girlfriend not competent for trial

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Attorneys for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his former girlfriend and eating parts of her body in 2014 say he’s not competent to stand trial. The News and Tribune reports the defense lawyers this week filed a document saying Joseph Oberhansley can’t consult with them or understand court proceedings. They say he has “consistently appeared irrational and expressed bizarre thoughts at hearings.” The 35-year-old Jeffersonville man is charged with murder, rape and abuse of […]

  • A flurry of policies affecting transgender people has swept the country in recent weeks, leading to widespread protests, economic losses and a growing debate about equality and privacy.

    College: Feces swastika found in gender-neutral bathroom

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — One of the top art schools in the U.S. is investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti made out of human waste was found in a gender-neutral bathroom. WJAR-TV reports that the Rhode Island School of Design told students the swastika was discovered over the weekend in a dormitory bathroom. The college, known as RISD, says in a statement that the level of “disrespect and vitriol is completely unacceptable.” Public safety officials are investigating it as an act of vandalism […]