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Clear cutting versus thinning, wildfire management, spotted owls, carbon sequestration. Forestry in Washington is and always has been a slew of complicated and often controversial topics. Take … more
Opinions in Washington D.C., according to U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal,  can get pretty “circular.”  The Democratic 3rd District Representative touts a … more
A robust, high-quality harvest is forecast this year for Washington state’s apple growers. “There is a lot of excitement as we are seeing a more normal harvest and excellent fruit … more
Are the phish biting today? That question serves as a warning to anyone or any entity operating online, including local governments which have become increasingly attractive targets for … more
The Clark County Council won’t endorse a letter in support of a federal grant opportunity to help replace the aging Interstate-5 bridge over the Columbia River. During an Aug. 2 … more
The public is invited to comment on Washington State Department of Transportation’s draft Safety Rest Area Strategic Plan, which covers topics such as safety, financially sustainable … more
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is working toward many climate goals, such as providing “equitable tree cover,” reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving state … more
The Japanese beetle may spread throughout Washington state in the next 20 years, according to a study by Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. … more
Free permits. Fresh huckleberries. Late summer in Southwest Washington. Some of life’s greatest joys are within reach. Huckleberry picking permits are now open for the Gifford Pinchot … more
Daybreak Youth Services continued its legal fight late last month over the suspension of its license by the Department of Health, as new allegations that a Spokane counselor had a sexual relationship … more
Jumping into pools in formal attire, cursing on podcasts, voting to the beat of her own drum — Washington’s Third Congressional district Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania County, … more
As a gesture of gratitude, Washington State Parks is offering free day-use access to all disabled veterans in the state. In addition, holders of the Lifetime Disabled Veteran Pass will be entitled to … more
Standing in front of four electric buses in the Highline School District, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee called a press conference July   20 to address fuel prices in the Evergreen State. … more
Washington state’s average combined state and local sales tax rate is the fourth-highest in the nation at 9.4%, according to a midyear report released by the Tax Foundation. “This … more
Washington state needs nearly 252,000 new housing units to meet current demand, according to a new Building Industry Association of Washington study detailing the state’s housing supply … more
U.S. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., put forth an amendment to prohibit federal funding of a recent Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, proposed rule change that would grant broad authority to restrict the … more
More than 16,000 borrowers in Washington state are eligible for the forgiveness of more than $777 million in student loan debt, according to state-by-state data recently released by the U.S. … more
Two energy companies have agreed to develop up to 12 nuclear reactors in Central Washington. “I look forward to seeing the great benefits this project will bring,” said U.S. Rep. Dan … more
A federal judge has ruled against a group of plaintiffs seeking to block Washington’s new building code requirements restricting the use of natural gas in favor of electricity. The new … more
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest and contributing partners are seeking public input to inform the development of a “sustainable trail system plan” to help build a shared approach to … more
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