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OLYMPIA — Washington voters will choose between a Democrat and a nonpartisan candidate for Secretary of State this November, bringing back a question asked many times before by candidates, … more
It has been a busy week or so for the Volcano Rescue Team (VRT).  Rescuers from the organization, which focuses on assisting climbers on and around Mount St. Helens, have responded to three … more
Violent crimes and murders increased, while drug and fraud-related numbers decreased along with the number of commissioned officers in 2021, according to a report released last week by the Washington … more
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has secured the endorsement of the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) for her campaign to continue representing the 3rd … more
The Coldwater Lake Recreation Area is located 45 miles east of Castle Rock in the heart of the Mount St. Helens blast zone near the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater and Johnston Ridge … more
After 40 years, continued improvements are needed to support operations and maintenance of the Spirit Lake infrastructure that controls water levels in Spirit Lake.  In the summer and fall of … more
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a directive making COVID-19 vaccines a permanent condition of employment for state workers in executive and small cabinet agencies, including … more
OLYMPIA — Changes to gun regulations, new transportation fees and a new state sport are all among the changes Washington residents may soon see. Some of the bills the Legislature passed this … more
The Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA) system, a new statewide alert system for missing Indigenous people, went into effect on Friday, July 1.  The alert system adds a specific … more
A bipartisan group of state senators announced on June 16 they are calling for Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler to resign after he allegedly fired a whistleblower who came … more
Western Washington’s wetter and cooler spring this year could make for a milder fire season than in recent years, but parts of the state are expected to yield higher than typical forest fire … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, recently introduced legislation addressing staffing shortages among police departments in Southwest Washington and the country more … more
May 18 marked the 42nd anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens. At 8:32 a.m. on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens collapsed in the largest landslide in recorded history following a magnitude … more
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee and other Democratic leaders pledged on Tuesday to maintain Washington as a safe place for those needing access to abortion. "Washington state was a pro-choice … more
State Rep. Brandon Vick announced he will not run for re-election this year, making his fifth term representing Washington’s 18th Legislative district his last. On April 13, Vick, … more
Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed the final round of razor clam digging can proceed as planned from April 29 to May 7 to wrap up a memorable … more
The project to replace the aging Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River may see some additional funding opportunities at the federal level because of Congress’ $1.2 trillion infrastructure … more
The Washington State Board of Health has voted to not require COVID-19 vaccines  for children to attend schools and day cares. Earlier this year, the technical advisory group, made up of … more
The Cowlitz-Lewis County line and the Ukraine-Poland border may be over 5,000 miles apart, but folks who live near both are currently united in a common goal: helping Ukrainian refugees. Four … more
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, recently announced her office is accepting submissions for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to all high school … more
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