One of the historically largest farm equipment sales in the country is happening this week in the Northwest. It follows the bankruptcy of the Easterday family empire after its multi-million-dollar cattle swindle. Continue Reading Easterday Estate Farm Equipment Sell-Off One Of The Largest In US History
Just in time for the kickoff of the NFL regular season, the first legal sports betting operation in Washington state has opened for business. On Thursday, a line of bettors queued behind a sports celebrity to place their first bets at a tribal casino in the eastern suburbs of Seattle. Continue Reading SuperSonics Star Places First Legal Sports Bet In Washington State
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded his statewide mask order to include larger outdoor events with 500 or more attendees. Continue Reading Inslee Orders Mask Usage At Larger Outdoor Events
The state of Oregon has set an ambitious goal to prepare more families in earthquake country to be “two weeks ready” after a disaster. Washington’s emergency management agency is also seeking more funding to prepare people in a similar way. Continue Reading Are You ‘Two Weeks Ready’ For Post-Quake Survival? WA And OR Say You Should Be
More white-tailed deer are dying in the Northwest of viruses that often cause more die-offs after hot summers and droughts. Continue Reading Northwest Deer Dying Of Drought-Related Viral Disease
Tens of thousands of public school students in Washington state returned to classes this month in school buildings judged to be at risk of collapse in a strong earthquake. A new report to the state Legislature prepared by state geologists and a structural engineering firm gave the lowest possible seismic safety rating to more than 90 percent of the school buildings assessed in a selective statewide survey. Continue Reading Hundreds Of Washington Schools Start Academic Year With Failing Grade On Quake Safety
The Washington Federation of State Employees announced a tentative deal with Gov. Jay Inslee early Saturday morning. Continue Reading Largest State Employee Union Strikes Tentative Deal Over Inslee’s Vaccine Mandate
The number of ferruginous hawks in Washington continues to decline. The birds face multiple threats, including wildfires, urban sprawl and loss of prey. Continue Reading Ferruginous Hawks In Washington Deemed Endangered
It’s a problem nationally and in the Northwest. Pet owners are having trouble getting access to veterinary services. It’s another example of the fallout from the ongoing pandemic. Continue Reading Desperate Times For Pet Owners And Vets As Clinics, Hospitals Are Overwhelmed
Fire officials hope to avoid another Labor Day weekend marked by extreme fires. Continue Reading Fire Officials Ask You Not To Make A ‘Tougher Season’ Tougher This Labor Day Weekend
Wildlife advocates sued Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer after he deputized hound handlers to track and kill cougars. Continue Reading Judge Rules Klickitat County Sheriff’s ‘Dangerous Wildlife Policy’ Isn’t Illegal
Long-term care insurance companies have temporarily halted sales in Washington. The move follows a frenzy of interest in the costly insurance policies prompted by a November 1 deadline to opt out of a new state-run long-term care program. Continue Reading Want To Opt-Out Of Washington’s New Long-Term Care Tax? Good Luck Getting A Private Policy In Time
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