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Olympia, Tumwater consider replacing city fire departments with RFA

Presentations have been made, interlocal agreements approved and now the cities of…

  • Jun 15th, 2021

 

photos by Steve Ringman | The Seattle Times 
Jon Gallie, pygmy rabbit biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, enters a rabbit breeding enclosure in April that was destroyed along with all the rabbits in a 2020 wildfire in the Sagebrush Flat Wildlife Area in Douglas County, setting back the breeding program for years.

Washington heads into wildfire season with a drought and 410 blazes so far on state land

As he makes the rounds on his Okanogan County ranch, Joel Kretz…

  • Jun 15th, 2021

 

California offers $100 million to rescue its struggling legal weed industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Legislature on Monday approved a $100 million…

  • Jun 15th, 2021

 

Driver, ducks blamed for Columbia Gorge crash

Craig Brown The Columbian Ducks that were waddling too slow and a…

  • Jun 14th, 2021

Spokane lawmakers think statewide wildlife feeding ban is good idea

Eli Francovich The Spokesman-Review Searching for food during an abnormally dry spring,…

  • Jun 14th, 2021

Thousands of service members, veterans ineligible for state’s vaccine lottery

Abbie Shull The News Tribune Thousands of service members and veterans who…

  • Jun 14th, 2021

City of Forks pays $333,000 to family of man killed by police

Mike Carter The Seattle Times The city of Forks has paid $333,000…

  • Jun 12th, 2021

Job search required again for collecting unemployment

By Paul Roberts The Seattle Times The nearly 300,000 Washingtonians still filing…

  • Jun 12th, 2021

Is latest setback the end for long-planned resort near Mount Rainier NP?

Debbie Cockrell The News Tribune A resort long proposed in a prime…

  • Jun 12th, 2021

State high court hears arguments in challenge of Inslee veto powers

OLYMPIA — Petty disputes at the statehouse often confine themselves to negotiating…

  • Jun 9th, 2021
Steve Ringman/Seattle Times 
The Electron Dam on the White River with Mount Rainier in the backround. The dam has been polluting Puget Sound with rubber and plastic debris from a recent retrofit in which old Astroturf was used as a liner for the project.

Dam operator fined $501,000 for polluting Puyallup River with artificial turf, crumb rubber

Lynda V. Mapes The Seattle Times The Washington Department of Ecology has…

  • Jun 9th, 2021
Steve Ringman/Seattle Times 
The Electron Dam on the White River with Mount Rainier in the backround. The dam has been polluting Puget Sound with rubber and plastic debris from a recent retrofit in which old Astroturf was used as a liner for the project.

State to halt driver’s license suspension for unpaid tickets, failure to appear

Michelle Baruchman The Seattle Times About 100,000 Washington drivers will soon have…

  • Jun 8th, 2021

Canada set to relax quarantine rules for vaccinated travelers

Bloomberg News Service By Kait Bolongaro Bloomberg News Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

  • Jun 8th, 2021

The West faces a summer power shortage, but NW will be OK

Amy Edelen The Spokesman-Review A drought-stricken West is bracing for what is…

  • Jun 7th, 2021

Lewis County Animal Shelter employees resign, consider lawsuit

Claudia Yaw The Chronicle After a whistleblower complaint at the Lewis County…

  • Jun 7th, 2021

Jury finds Ilwaco woman, 77, guilty of feeding bears

Erik Lacitis The Seattle Times The case of Doris Parks, 77, convicted…

  • Jun 7th, 2021

State program to limit vaccine waste is helping providers

Washington state recently unveiled a new program called Vaccine Marketplace, which creates…

  • Jun 7th, 2021

Email claiming to be from state DOL is a scam

Becca Robbins The Columbian An email that appears to be from the…

  • Jun 4th, 2021

Controversial Centralia COVID-19 isolation facility could be relocated

Claudia Yaw The Chronicle Lewis County officials grilled a state health official…

  • Jun 4th, 2021

Inslee offers cash incentive to get COVID-19 vaccine

Joseph O’Sullivan The Seattle Times OLYMPIA — The $1 million COVID-19 “carrot”…

  • Jun 4th, 2021