The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will hear a report Friday on potential changes to the 2022 spring bear hunt season. Continue Reading Controversial Spring Bear Hunt Up For Debate In Washington
Monday is the deadline for Washington state employees, healthcare and long-term care workers and those working in the education field to be fully vaccinated. Those who aren’t could be out of a job by day’s end. Some of the state employees who face termination got exemptions, but not a workplace accommodation so they could stay on the payroll. Continue Reading Unvaccinated Washington State Employees Face Their Last Day On The Job
The Pacific Northwest is rightfully proud of its thriving microbrewery scene. Most beer lovers probably consider the rise of craft brewing a phenomenon of the past few decades. But the first brewpubs in the Northwest date so far back that archaeologists were called in to excavate the remnants of one in Jacksonville, Oregon. Continue Reading Craft Brewing In The Pacific NW Dates So Far Back That Archaeologists Are On The Case
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says a report should come out this summer on the four controversial dams on the Lower Snake River. Continue Reading Inslee Says Lower Snake River Dams Report Should Be Ready This Summer
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced a statewide requirement that attendees at large events show proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 or proof of a negative test taken in the 72 hours before the event. Continue Reading Inslee Orders Proof Of Vaccine Or Negative COVID-19 Test At Large Events
Franklin County started the hearings for redrawing electoral district boundaries, and the Latino population wants more information available in Spanish. The redistricting committee began public hearings on Tuesday in Pasco. In the middle of litigation regarding the violation of the Washington Voting Rights Act 2018, the committee is working on the electoral district maps that it will present next week. Continue Reading Franklin County Latino Population Wants More Redistricting Information In Spanish
WSU researchers unlock key to elk hoof disease mystery.
Continue Reading Unlocking An Elk Hoof Disease Mystery
The Tri Cities area will see 40 Afgham refugees resettled there. What are organziations are doing to assist them? Continue Reading Helping Afghan Refugees In The Tri Cities
Salmon are now spawning in waters blocked by Grand Coulee Dam. It’s the start of a larger effort to reintroduce salmon into the blocked area.
Continue Reading Salmon Spawning Above Grand Coulee Dam A ‘Hopeful’ Sight
The days are quickly ticking down to next Monday’s deadline when most Oregon and Washington teachers, health care workers and public employees need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Continue Reading Pacific NW Governors Hold Fast On Vax Deadline As More Local Officials Warn Of Worker Exodus
It was a challenging summer at Washington’s state-run homes for veterans. Two of the four homes experienced widespread COVID-19 outbreaks. Four veterans died. Now the homes are bracing for another challenge: the potential for a staffing shortage as the governor’s vaccine mandate kicks in. Continue Reading Hit Hard By COVID 5th Wave, Washington Veterans Homes Now Brace For Staffing Shortages
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