Drew Mikkelsen

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Olympia cougar sighting no cause for alarm, wildlife officials say

Cougar sightings are common in the spring, especially in wooded areas. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Cara Stinson loves going for ATV rides in the woods surrounding her property near Olympia’s Black Lake....

Man sentenced to life in prison for 1980 King County murders could be paroled in July

Survivors of the armed robbery and families of the victims are now asking Gov. Jay Inslee to block Timothy Pauley's release. OLYMPIA, Wash. — In 1981 prosecutors told Maggie Dowell she...

Wet, cold spring causing concern for farmers

Usually by mid-May, Jay Gordon said he has about half of his corn planted. GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. — Jay Gordon’s family has been farming in Grays Harbor County since 1872....

Senator 'very frustrated' over how natural gas ban came about

The ban includes all new commercial properties and residential projects with four stories or more, similar to a Seattle ban passed in 2021. OLYMPIA, Wash. — A bill to ban natural...

South Sound firefighters prepare for new risk: wildfires

After a wildfire destroyed six homes in Pierce County in 2020, firefighters in the south Puget Sound region are preparing for the possibility of another fire. GRAHAM, Wash. — Firefighters in...

Officers killed in the line of duty honored in Olympia

Six names were added to a memorial which lists the 335 officers in the state who have been killed in the line of duty. OLYMPIA, Wash. — The inscription on the...

How this Olympia hospital is freeing up bed space, allows patients to recover at home

Patients get virtual doctor visits and nurses make house calls to check on them multiple times a day. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Doctor house calls are making a comeback, thanks to technology,...

First responders use gigantic map to practice for potential 9.0 earthquake in Washington

Think of it as a big board game. The goal: try and get resources to western Washington following a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. CAMP MURRAY, Wash. — First responders preparing for...

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