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The deadline to enroll in a 2024 health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder with a Feb. 1 start date is Jan. 15. All Washingtonians, regardless of immigration status, can visit … more
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted earlier this month, 7-2, to initiate the process of rewriting hunting regulations for cougars and black bears. This move follows a petition submitted … more
Nineteenth Legislative District state Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, has prefiled legislation he says will help overhaul the state’s Sunshine Committee and streamline public disclosure requests. … more
Washington legislators announced Friday that they have secured federal funds to help replace the Interstate 5 Bridge between Clark County and Portland. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) and … more
Roughly 11 months away from his potential rematch, Joe Kent continues to make the case he’s best positioned to defeat the candidate he’s lost to once before. “If I pull this … more
The Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC) is encouraging public comment on the 2024 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for Clark County. The RTP is the foundational document for … more
Months after he was chosen to lead the Washington state Republican Party, and following his first election cycle in the new role, 19th District legislator Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, continues to plot his … more
The federal government has revealed a comprehensive blueprint for the reintroduction of grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington state. Once integral to the ecosystem of north-central … more
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
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