Watching a Ridge Slide in Slow Motion, a Town Braces for Disaster

Every day a mountainside looming over Interstate 82 and the Yakima River slips another few inches. Experts believe it will collapse, but they don’t know when.

Motel 6 Gave Guest Lists to Immigration Agents in Washington State, Lawsuit Says

The suit, brought by the state attorney general, suggests that employees helped ICE agents beyond Arizona, where the practice was revealed last year.

2 Killed in Amtrak Crash Shared a Passion for Trains

The chance to ride on a train’s maiden run on a newly opened line was irresistible for Zack Willhoite and James Hamre, who volunteered for a rail advocacy group.

Amtrak Train Traveled at 80 M.P.H., Far Over 30-M.P.H. Limit, Before Derailing

The revelation that a passenger train was speeding before a fatal crash in Washington State has once again focused attention on technology that can automatically slow trains.