Hart Road Fire Jumps Spokane River
As of 2:47PM Tuesday, August 23rd, the Hart Road Fire had split into two fires separated by the Spokane River.
Officials say the Hart Road Fire has burned 4200 acres and is zero percent contained. North of the river, the Cayuse Mountain Fire on the Spokane Indian Reservation has burned 5-10,000 acres. According to KHQ 13 homes were destroyed. The Cayuse Mountain Fire is 30% contained.
The town of Wellpinit, also on the reservation, remains under a Level 2 evacuation order.
Porcupine Bay, Moccasin Bay, and Cayuse Cover Neighborhoods are also under a Level 2 evacuation order.
Tacoma Art Museum employees rally for union recognition
After months of rallying and demanding recognition for their union, the employees of the Tacoma Art Museum got some assurance that the museum’s Board of Trustees would discuss at the end of the month the most recent union proposal.
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How Washington, Idaho are attempting to reduce increased opioid overdose deaths
In downtown Tacoma, Rachel Ahrens said she sees drug use and abuse frequently.
“I’ve personally seen somebody that was just slumped up against the door and looked to be like an overdose,” said Ahrens, who is the building administrator for First United Methodist Church. “I didn’t have Narcan at that time, so I wasn’t able to administer that. So I had to call 911, for them to help the individual.” Continue Reading How Washington, Idaho are attempting to reduce increased opioid overdose deaths
WA state revenue forecasts predict slowdown as lawmakers prepare new spending plans
Over the next two years, Washington State is likely to bring in less revenue than previously expected, according to the latest revenue forecast officials released Monday. But lawmakers say it’s cause for caution, not necessarily concern. Continue Reading WA state revenue forecasts predict slowdown as lawmakers prepare new spending plans