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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
An auto shop owner on the east side of Washington’s Third Congressional District thinks her knowledge of navigating small businesses gives her a better perspective on Southwest … more
Mount St. Helens is an elusive wonder.  It steps out of the morning fog to offer majestic views, only to don a veil of clouds moments later. Still, the headless peak has become an icon of … more
Gov. Jay Inslee’s slate of signed bills from the 2022 Legislative Session continues to grow, as four lawmakers representing north Clark County had their bills signed in the past two … more
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced last week an initiative to combat robocalls in Washington state. The Attorney General’s Office created a new complaint form for Washingtonians … more
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on March 31 signed a $64.1 billion supplemental budget that will make new investments in K-12 schools, programs designed to reduce poverty and homelessness, behavioral … more
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed a $64.1 billion supplemental budget that will make new investments in K-12 schools, programs designed to reduce poverty and homelessness, behavioral … more
OLYMPIA — Washington must develop a state student loan program for residents under a bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. The new law requires the Washington Student Achievement … more
Razor clam enthusiasts can head to four coastal beaches as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on Thursday confirmed the next round of digging can proceed as … more
K-12 schools have more guidance on how to conduct active-shooter lockdown drills with a new bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. The bill prohibits schools from conducting drills involving … more
OLYMPIA — Discover Pass free days will soon be extended to all state recreational sites and lands. Gov. Jay Inslee on March 17 signed a bill that will extend where people without Discover … more
OLYMPIA — Making, selling or distributing firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition is now illegal in Washington. Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed a package of bills … more
Washington State Rep. Larry Hoff will not seek another term representing the state’s 18th Legislative District, the lawmaker announced last week. In a March 14 release, Hoff stated he wanted … more
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