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Cowlitz Tribe receives federal designation to protect historical sites

By Hayley Day The Longview Daily News The Cowlitz Indian Tribe, which…

  • Jul 6th, 2021

Study: Wildfire smoke impacts what birds we see

More frequent and intense wildfire — and all the associated smoke —…

  • Jul 5th, 2021

‘Even the little guy can win,’ says fourth COVID lottery winner

Yet another weekly $250,000 Washington state vaccine lottery winner has been named.…

  • Jul 3rd, 2021

Job scene is a workers’ market as reopening beckons

Workers looking for jobs, or a new career, have opportunities this summer…

  • Jul 3rd, 2021

Biden pledges support for firefighters on front lines in West

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that his administration will…

  • Jun 30th, 2021

As the West begins to burn, Biden to talk wildfires with governors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden will meet Wednesday with Cabinet officials…

  • Jun 29th, 2021

Heat wave sets up ‘grim’ migration for salmon on Columbia, Snake rivers

SEATTLE — This is shaping up to be a dire summer for…

  • Jun 29th, 2021

Thurston County bans discharge of consumer fireworks

By Martín Bilbao The Olympian People with consumer fireworks cannot discharge them…

  • Jun 29th, 2021

Drought indicators throughout West flash warnings of the ‘big one’

By Brian K Sullivan and Elizabeth Elkin Bloomberg News Sarah Brunner opened…

  • Jun 28th, 2021

Inslee details eviction ‘bridge’ to help landlords, tenants through September

Debbie Cockrell The News Tribune Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday offered more…

  • Jun 27th, 2021

Grays Harbor County to heat up this weekend

By Wyatt Haupt Jr. The Daily World A high-pressure weather system is…

  • Jun 23rd, 2021

Expanded child tax credit to reach 1.4 million Washington children

Starting next month, most families with children in Washington state can expect…

  • Jun 22nd, 2021

Hiker who died in Mount Rainier National Park after falling through snow bridge is ID’d

A hiker who died in Mount Rainier National Park after falling through…

  • Jun 22nd, 2021

Pet chimpanzee shot and killed after attacking Pendleton woman

PENDLETON, Ore. — A fully-grown chimpanzee was shot by Umatilla County deputies…

  • Jun 22nd, 2021

Petition seeks to keep Jeff Bezos in space when Blue Origin launches next month

By Richard Tribou Orlando Sentinel The petition isn’t big on details, simply…

  • Jun 22nd, 2021

Wild Olympics legislation gets hearing in Senate subcommittee

Controversial Wild Olympics legislation, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in…

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

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
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.

Driver, ducks blamed for Columbia Gorge crash

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

  • Jun 14th, 2021