Local & Regional

Local Cougar Creek wildfire grows to over 40,000 acres Cougar Creek wildfire grows to over 40,000 acres
Fire officials say difficult terrain and varying winds have continued to present issues to firefighters. The Cougar Creek wildfire has grown to 40,200 acres Thursday and is 20 percent contained, that’s up from 35,000 acres on Monday and 15 percent contained.
Local Gov. Inslee calls wildfires a 'slow-motion disaster' Gov. Inslee calls wildfires a 'slow-motion disaster' (Photo Gallery)
The massive fires burning in Washington state are a "slow-motion disaster," Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday as he praised crews battling the blazes that have burned an area nearly the size of Rhode Island.
Local Supreme Court upholds deal on tribal gas stations Supreme Court upholds deal on tribal gas stations
The state Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a lower court ruling in a long-running lawsuit by non-tribal gas station owners challenging gas tax compacts negotiated in the past decade between the state and Indian tribes.