Justices: Teachers not required to report own child’s abuse

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect, but the state's Supreme Court ruled Thursday the requirement doesn't necessarily apply when a teacher's own child is the victim….

Department of Defense employee pleads guilty to sexual abuse

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials say a Department of Defense civilian employee from Port Orchard has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a co-worker while on a temporary assignment to a U.S. Naval base in Japan….

Police: Man shot motorist in road rage incident on I-5

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot during a road-rage incident on Interstate 5 in Seattle….

Man who intervene to help another is injured in attack

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a Seattle area man was critically injured when he was attacked by two men while trying to help a homeless man who was being harassed….

Electric power research center set for Purdue Discovery Park

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A company that makes equipment for the electric power industry plans to build a research center at Purdue University's Discovery Park….

Officials considering Seattle’s Highway 99 tunnel toll costs

SEATTLE (AP) — State transportation commissioners say they are considering the lowest possible tolls for the Highway 99 tunnel in Seattle so motorists won't be tempted to skip it for busy downtown streets….

Worker killed when Missouri public TV tower collapses

FORDLAND, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires….

Democratic House candidate in 5th District releases taxes

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Democratic U.S. House candidate Lisa Brown and her husband owed $69,487 in federal taxes last year….

WSU, Pullman sergeants under investigation

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol is investigating after a Washington State University student says she was sexually assaulted by a law enforcement officer in March….

Man imprisoned for murder petitions to withdraw guilty plea

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man sentenced to more than 48 years in prison for killing a co-worker and attempting to kill another has petitioned to have his guilty pleas withdrawn….

Washington unemployment rate at 4.8 percent

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's jobless rate increased slightly as the state added 3,900 jobs last month….

Police: Man posed as engaged soldier to steal $100K diamond

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 26-year-old Vancouver man was arrested for allegedly using a military uniform and a story about a wedding engagement to steal a $100,000 diamond ring from a Bellevue jewelry store….

Man dies after neighbors rescue him from mobile home fire

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an 88-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a mobile home fire in Marysville….

Baby sitter gets 8 years in Lakewood boy’s death

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 31-year-old baby sitter has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of a Lakewood toddler she was watching last year….

McMorris Rodgers releases 2017 federal tax return

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The 2017 tax return of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers shows an adjusted gross income of $211,795, and her family paid $26,638 in federal taxes….

Highway department apologizes for ‘inappropriate message’

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's transportation department has apologized for an "inappropriate message" that appeared on one of its traffic signs….

Attorney seeks delay in his trial over sexual harassment

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington attorney has asked a federal judge to delay his trial over sexual harassment allegations in part because he will be busy campaigning for re-election….

WSU: Stink bugs infesting Puget Sound region

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Researchers for Washington State University are being deluged with reports of brown marmorated stink bugs, especially from western Washington….

State considers changing name of John Wayne Trail

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state is considering changing the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which runs east of the Columbia River to nearly the Idaho border….

Poet-publisher-activist Sam Hamill dies at age 74

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Sam Hamill, a poet, translator and anti-war activist who as co-founder of Copper Canyon Press published works by Pablo Neruda, W.S. Merwin and many other celebrated poets, has died at age 74….

US again seeks to cancel immigrant’s deportation protection

SEATTLE (AP) — Immigration officials forced by a court order to reinstate a Mexican man's participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the United States illegally as children are again trying to revoke it….

The Latest: Police release call from Starbucks employee

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local):…

Remains of man missing since 2014 found east of Concrete

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Human remains found earlier this month near Cascade River Park east of Mount Vernon have been confirmed as those of a Marblemount man missing since 2014….

Washington state woman pleads not guilty to her wife’s death

SEATTLE (AP) — A 27-year-old Washington state woman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the strangling death of her wife….

Group operating Yakima homeless shelter plans to close

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The group that's been running a homeless shelter in Yakima says it plans to close the facility at the end of June….

1 dead, 1 injured in Richland house fire

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man died in a house fire in Richland….

Woman found incompetent to stand trial for murder of her mom

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman has been found incompetent to stand trial for accusations that she stabbed her mother to death at the family's home….

Second animal abuse trial set for Washington state couple

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A second trial for a Washington state couple facing three first-degree and 12 second-degree charges of animal abuse is scheduled to start Tuesday in Kittitas County Superior Court….

Sheriff: Toddler accidentally run over in Chimacum

CHIMICUM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 2½-year-old boy was flown to a Seattle hospital after his father accidentally ran over him west of Everett in Chimacum….

Suspect arrested following gas station hostage incident

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Police responded to a hostage situation at a gas station in Kirkland….