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When the United States returns to the moon for the first time since 1972, a piece of Yelm will take part in the mission as well. David Johnson, a former Thurston County resident who grew up in … more
On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Southwest Washington’s congresswoman and two other lawmakers introduced the Farmland Security Act of 2023. The bill is meant to “increase transparency and … more
In a historic move, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson unveiled the nation’s first-ever Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Cold Case Unit earlier in November. Heading … more
Johnston Ridge, which offers the best crater viewpoint in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, is unlikely to be open any time soon, despite initial optimism from the Washington State … more
Clark Public Utilities earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating a commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed … more
Travelers with plans of long trips throughout Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season can now plan their routes by using Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) holiday travel charts … more
As days get darker due to the tilt of the planet for winter, many individuals experience disrupted sleep patterns, which can lead to drowsy driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration … more
With winter on its way, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has tips on how to stay safe and keep everyone moving this wintertime. “Many mountain pass closures, for … more
The Washington Sex Offender Policy Board last year recommended the Legislature consider treatment rather than imprisonment for those convicted of possessing or viewing child pornography or caught in … more
The Washington Farm Bureau is urging state lawmakers to address a multi-million-dollar dispute with the Department of Ecology over a tax exemption for fuels used for agricultural purposes and … more
Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz has ended her bid for governor and instead intends to run for Congress in 2024. The 53-year-old Democrat announced her candidacy Friday to … more
While post-turkey day shopping sprees are on the minds of many, others will pull the plug for a chance to catch more than 60,000 planted jumbo-sized rainbow trout at 23 statewide lakes. … more
When it comes to finding a Christmas tree, there are plenty of options: artificial trees, trees from lots in town or perhaps from a local tree farm. Then there’s the wild option. The … more
A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) draft plan that outlines investment recommendations for preserving, maintaining, improving and operating state highways for the next 20 years … more
At Mount St. Helens, more than 400 earthquakes have been recorded by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network since July 15, according to a statement by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) late last … more
An ancestral piece of Cowlitz Indian Tribal land in Lewis County was returned to the tribe through a “Landback” partnership with the Capitol Land Trust. In a news release last week, … more
Vancouver, Washington, recently declared a state of emergency as a result of an increasing number of homeless people within city limits. On Nov. 6, the Vancouver City Council voted to ratify an … more
A local wine association is hosting a fall celebration for its members and other fans of the beverage. Wine enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Southwest Washington Winery Association … more
While Washington state requires lawmakers to be at least 18 years old to serve, there’s still a chance for students to get involved in the legislative process. The application window for … more
The Washington State Patrol (WSP), in partnership with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) and law enforcement agencies across the state, began the “Home for the Holidays” … more
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