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As Wildfire Awareness Month wraps up at the end of May, local agencies are encouraging residents to be prepared this fire season as an El Niño summer could lead to dry conditions despite high … more
National Geographic states Earth first formed 4.5 billion years ago, and humans have been around for about 300,000 of those. That’s less than 0.007% of all the time on Earth. The single … more
After Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new bill related to pet insurance into law in April, Washington residents can expect more protection and less confusion, according to a news release from Washington … more
Gov. Jay Inslee has finished signing bills following the 2023 Washington State Legislative Session as lawmakers representing North Clark County saw a number of successes on what they authored this … more
A one-day special session of the Washington State Legislature concluded with a solution to a lingering issue and provided a “fix” to the state’s drug possession law. On May 16, … more
Legislation allowing tolling to support the replacement of the aging Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River received Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature last week, though any fees aren’t … more
U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania County, on Thursday announced she has nominated 15 community projects in the 3rd Congressional District for a total of $44 million in federal funding in … more
In a statement earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania County, announced she joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in introducing legislation meant to hold executives … more
One of Washington’s longest-serving governors won’t be trying to break the record as Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will not seek a fourth term last week. On May 1, Inslee announced … more
The Washington state Legislature’s work this year isn’t finished as Gov. Jay Inslee called back state lawmakers for a special session that will begin May 16. The governor announced … more
Media outlets across the nation called Southwest Washington’s most recent congressional race a major upset. Two political rookies sought the seat held by Jaime Herrera Buetler, R-Battle … more
Travelers who enjoy the scenic, tree-lined stretch of highway leading to the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument now have access to the upper reaches once again. At noon Wednesday, May … more
Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the final coastal razor clam digs of the season can proceed as planned from May 4 to May 14. “This last tide … more
Washington State’s 2023 Legislative Session has come to an end as several bills from local lawmakers will be signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee in the coming weeks. The session adjourned … more
After seals and sea lions were spotted 70 miles up the Cowlitz River last week, anglers, lawmakers and state officials expressed concern for one of Washington’s most precious, most delicate … more
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest has announced Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens will open to the public on May 18. Timed reservations are required, according to a release. Entry tickets became … more
The lakes are stocked. The fish are tagged. And, on Saturday, April 22, anglers can enjoy the thrill of catching trout when hundreds of lakes open across Washington, and the 2023 statewide trout … more
Both parties were heavily split when voting on a bill in the Washington state House of Representatives around midnight on Tuesday, April 11, that partially lessened the burden of law enforcement to … more
A tow truck safety bill sponsored by state Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee last week. The bill, Senate Bill 5023, allows tow truck operators to turn on … more
Those looking to kickstart a career in civil service can apply to be an intern with the Bureau of Land Management. The department will hire 100 interns nationwide in the next few weeks. … more
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