Boeing is trying to close the books on a dismal year. The aircraft manufacturer Wednesday reported that the company lost close to $12 billion in 2020, a record loss, as the pandemic depressed demand for new airplanes and the company continued to reel from its 737 Max debacle. Continue Reading Pandemic Piles On Already Reeling Boeing, Leading To Nearly $12 Billion Loss In 2020
A major Washington cattle operator allegedly “fed” over 200,000 head of cattle that didn’t exist for years. Now Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc is suing. Tyson says in a lawsuit filed in Franklin County Superior Court this week that its losses are more than $225 million. The losses are from false cattle sales and feed costs. Continue Reading Paper Rustling: Major Washington Cattle Operator Allegedly ‘Fed’ 200K Cattle That Didn’t Exist
There have been many bumps in the road for Olympia Beer ever since it was founded 125 years ago. Now fans are once again buckling up for what’s ahead. Olympia Beer announced Monday that it is pausing production. Continue Reading ‘It’s The…Demand’? Iconic Northwest Beer Brand Olympia Says Farewell, At Least For Now
The vast majority of mayors in American cities do not support sweeping changes to the funding of their police departments, and most say last year’s racial justice protests were a force for good in their cities, according to a new survey of more than 100 mayors from across the U.S. Continue Reading Most U.S. Mayors Do Not Support Reallocating Police Resources, Survey Finds
The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington under a measure that received a remote public hearing Tuesday, with proponents calling it a common-sense measure amid heightened political divisions and opponents arguing it would infringe on constitutional gun rights. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Consider Bill To Ban Open Carrying Weapons At Public Demonstrations
Suzan Mubarak, 31, and Mitch Domier, 43, live a few miles apart in Bozeman, Mont., but those drive-by visits are the closest the couple has been for nearly 10 months. The coronavirus pandemic largely locked down the homes for adults with developmental disabilities where they each live, limiting them to video chats and the occasional drive-by. Continue Reading The Pandemic Made Their Relationship Long Distance — From Just A Few Miles Apart
Most of the Republican county leaders in U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse’s congressional district on Monday called for the lawmaker to resign for being one of 10 GOP members of the House to vote for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump. Newhouse said he will not resign. Continue Reading Central Washington GOP Leaders Demand Dan Newhouse Resign Over Impeachment Vote
About 500 people made it into line at the COVID-19 mass vaccination event in the Tri-Cities. This is part of a larger set of mass events across the state kicking off this week — including clinics in Spokane, Wenatchee and Ridgefield, in Clark County. Continue Reading Mass Vaccination Sites Open In Washington, Retired Gen. Mattis Among Those In Line In Tri-Cities
A long goodbye to natural gas furnaces and water heating — and possibly other gas appliances — could begin with action by the Washington Legislature this winter. Separately, the Seattle City Council this week begins consideration of a similar proposal to eliminate fossil fuel-based heating in new commercial buildings. Continue Reading Bye-Bye, Gas Heat? Proposals For Washington Seek To Phase Out Fossil Fuel Heating In Buildings
Protests erupted late Sunday in Tacoma in response to an incident a day earlier in which a police officer used his patrol vehicle to plow through a crowd, hitting several people and injuring at least two. Continue Reading Protesters March, Fires Set In Downtown Tacoma After Police Officer Plows Car Through Crowd
The 2021 session will be mostly remote, with COVID-19, tax reform and police accountability atop the agenda. An internet connection is all you’ll need to make your voice heard on these and more issues. Continue Reading Washington’s 2021 Legislative Session Is Remote. Here’s How You Can Still Have Your Voice Heard
Gov. Brad Little vigorously defended the statewide emergency order Friday, accusing members of the Legislature of pushing misinformation about the coronavirus and endangering Idahoans’ lives. Continue Reading Idaho Statehouse Showdown Escalates As Governor Accuses Lawmakers Of Pushing Misinformation
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