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Washington state creates permanent rental-assistance program

By Brandon Block The Olympian The idea of rental assistance — the…

  • May 4th, 2021

With Washington launch, quake early warning system now covers entire West Coast

SAN FRANCISCO — In a major achievement years in the making, the…

  • May 4th, 2021

Legislature wraps up with Dems passing a list of priorituies

By Calley Hair The Columbian Democrats scored one victory after another over…

  • May 3rd, 2021

Should your credit score impact your insurance rates? State says no, and court agrees

By Martín Bilbao The Olympian The Washington Insurance Commissioner is calling on…

  • May 3rd, 2021
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In this 2015 image, Joseph John Jr. washes freshly caught salmon in Newtok, Alaska.

Shrinkage! — Salmon have shrunk so much that Whole Foods redid its guidelines

By Kim Chipman Bloomberg News At OBI Seafoods, a sprawling operation with…

  • May 3rd, 2021
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In this 2015 image, Joseph John Jr. washes freshly caught salmon in Newtok, Alaska.

Men lag behind women on COVID vaccination in Washington state

By Evan Bush The Seattle Times By Evan Bush The Seattle Times…

  • Apr 30th, 2021

Sen. Cantwell’s bill would spend $2.5 billion to remove train crossings

By Mike Lindblom The Seattle Times The Seattle Times The federal government…

  • Apr 30th, 2021

Bird feeders can go up again, but remain vigilant, officials say

By Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times A drop in the number of…

  • Apr 18th, 2021

Inslee commuting 15 prison sentences after state Supreme Court overturns drug-possession law

OLYMPIA — Nearly two months after the Washington Supreme Court invalidated their…

  • Apr 14th, 2021

Researchers monitor gray whale that could be sick from tracking tag

By Lynda V. Mapes The Seattle Times A team of marine mammal…

  • Apr 14th, 2021

Clean fuel standard, ‘cap-and-trade’ proposals pass state Senate

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Senate passed two controversial climate proposals late…

  • Apr 13th, 2021

Lewis County officials warn of increasing COVID-19 cases

By Claudia Yaw The Chronicle Cowlitz, Pierce and Whitman counties were demoted…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
Aristide Economopoulos / NJ Advance Media 
A vial of the vaccine by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a company owned by Johnson & Johnson. Federal health officials said early Tuesday they were urging a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after reports of six serious blood clots, and officials in Washington state and around the country quickly complied.

Feds urge pause in use of Johnson and Johnson vaccine

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal health officials said early Tuesday they were urging…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
Aristide Economopoulos / NJ Advance Media 
A vial of the vaccine by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a company owned by Johnson & Johnson. Federal health officials said early Tuesday they were urging a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after reports of six serious blood clots, and officials in Washington state and around the country quickly complied.

Dept. of Natural Resources warns of upcoming fire danger

The Chronicle Ahead of warmer weather forecasted for next week, the Washington…

  • Apr 13th, 2021

Herrera Beutler and Republican coalition go to bat over spotted owl

By Claudia Yaw The Chronicle Southwest Washington’s Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and…

  • Apr 13th, 2021

Woman hurt after reckless driver sends big red ball rolling outside Tacoma Target store

By Alexis Krell The News Tribune A driver crashed into a concrete…

  • Apr 13th, 2021
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The view from Eielson visitor center in Denali National Park. A Denali glacier suddenly moving at a speedier clip is intriguing scientists, increasing the risk of nearby flooding and potentially closing off some climbing routes on the mountain this season.

‘Spectacle of nature’: A Denali glacier is speeding downhill, potentially hampering climbers and increasing flood risk

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Denali glacier suddenly moving at a speedier clip…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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The view from Eielson visitor center in Denali National Park. A Denali glacier suddenly moving at a speedier clip is intriguing scientists, increasing the risk of nearby flooding and potentially closing off some climbing routes on the mountain this season.

Relatively wet winter whipped state’s snowpack into shape

By Colin Tiernan The Spokesman-Review Washington’s snowpack is in good shape. As…

  • Apr 12th, 2021

State lawmakers eye 33 fees, taxes to pay for transportation

By Mike Lindblom The Seattle Times Nowadays, the government needs more than…

  • Apr 12th, 2021

Thurston County may spend up to $1 million managing Olympia homeless camps

By Brandon Block The Olympian Thurston County Board of Commissioners have unanimously…

  • Apr 12th, 2021