Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden is calling for an investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s use of wildfire preparedness funds after news reports revealed Zinke used the funds for unrelated travel. Continue Reading Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Wants Audit Of Ryan Zinke’s Use Of Wildfire Funds
The Washington House passed its first bill on the third day of this legislative session. It would require high poverty schools to offer breakfast after the start of the school day and is a priority for Democrats. Continue Reading Washington House Passes Bill For Free School Breakfast Funding
Losing a child is a devastating loss. But imagine if that death is followed by a legal battle. That’s what happened after a Mukilteo teenage died in 2016. Now her mom is trying to change state law. Continue Reading A Minor Child Of Divorced Parents Dies, And A Legal Battle Ensues
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said they served audit notices Wednesday at nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide, including stores in Oregon, Washington and California. Continue Reading Northwest 7-Eleven Stores Targeted In Nationwide ICE Raid
Researchers had long suspected salmon have lost huge amounts genetic diversity over the years. But they’d never tested the hypothesis — until now. Continue Reading Big (And Fishy) Problem: Salmon Losing Their Genetic Diversity
Cecelia Goetz was nearing the end of her regular Interstate 5 commute to Olympia when she passed under a railway bridge near DuPont at the very moment Amtrak Cascades train 501 derailed. She was lucky to survive. Continue Reading I-5 Driver Nearly Crushed By Derailed Amtrak Train Haunted By Memories
A federal judge has approved a plan to spill more water through dams in the Columbia River Basin this spring. Continue Reading Salmon Plan Approved Allowing More Water Over Columbia River Dams
A federal judge has ordered Malheur occupation leader Ryan Payne back into custody in Oregon. A day earlier, Payne and members of the Bundy family were handed a stunning legal victory in Las Vegas in a separate case.
Residents below Rattlesnake Ridge outside Union Gap are considering their next move if a slow-moving hillside in Yakima County collapses during the next several weeks. Continue Reading Residents Near Rattlesnake Ridge Still On High Alert Of Possible Landslide
Washington’s Insurance Commissioner is proposing legislation that would establish a so-called “reinsurance” program he says will provide stability in the market and lower individual premium costs. Continue Reading Washington Insurance Commissioner Wants New Law To Stabilize Health Market
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is making another push for a state carbon tax. He unveiled his latest proposal Tuesday during his State of the State address Continue Reading Jay Inslee Proposes New Version Of Carbon Tax
Robert E. Lee Elementary in East Wenatchee is making a change. The Eastmont School District board voted unanimously Monday night to amend the name simply to “Lee” Elementary. Continue Reading In Compromise, East Wenatchee School Board Will Rename Robert E. Lee Elementary
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