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Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency Wednesday for the vast majority of Washington and said that the historic dry spell is being made worse by climate change. “We have to recognize … more
The Washington State Department of Health has identified one death that was likely heat-related in Clark County, bringing the total statewide to 78 deaths. The unprecedented heat wave that took … more
A Battle Ground man is facing assault charges for allegedly punching a fellow camper who “got dog (feces) on his shirt” at the Mossyrock Park Campground on July 4. The victim reported … more
A spate of wildlife sightings — a treed bear, a bathing bear and more — has two things in common. The animals' behavior was, one way or another, influenced by the extreme heat and … more
Hammersley Inlet, WASH. — Walking onto a beach recently exposed by a receding sea, Eric Sparkman paused and looked at an expanse of sun-baked shells. "Oh, here we go," he said, bending down … more
Preschool kids have a natural classroom in the outdoors to learn, from finding insects to creating art with pine cones. Now, more outside adventures can begin. New legislation affecting child care … more
State regulators have extended protections for electric and natural gas customers experiencing financial hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Washington Utilities and … more
Jennifer and Frank Stabile were loving and involved parents to their 15-year-old son Michael, so much so that when he began struggling toward the end of middle school, he came to them. The couple … more
A wildfire south of East Wenatchee, which began over the Fourth of July Weekend, is drawing a swift response from the state. The Batterman Road Fire has burned 8,000 acres since it began on the … more
Funding for a new community park and improvements for the Yacolt Burn State Forest are part of millions of dollars granted by Washington State’s Recreation and Conservation Funding Board late … more
WASHINGTON — In a virtual meeting with governors from eight Western states on Wednesday, President Joe Biden pledged a short-term pay increase for federal firefighters and outlined a plan to … more
Citing the scheduling of a Death Cab for Cutie concert and the return of Hoopfest, Gov. Jay Inslee declared "Spokane is back" on Wednesday at the city's U.S. Pavilion. Flanked by emergency first … more
On the hottest day in Spokane's history Jule Schultz took the Spokane River's temperature. At Barker Road, the water was 80 degrees Tuesday, just 1 degree less than the hottest temperatures he's … more
It wasn’t something I would normally do. My fishing trips typically consist of solo ventures or with one or two family members or close friends. So to hire a fishing guide and join four … more
An eviction moratorium bridge program will go into place in Washington next week, replacing the state’s current moratorium with a new plan to help the state transition to new housing stability … more
Jordan Chiles’ bubbly and determined spirit radiated throughout the gymnasium as she walked up to the vault. She faced one of the biggest stages in her career so far, the U.S. Gymnastics … more
Dual issues of having legislative districts with competitive elections and making them represent whole communities of interest dominated discussions during an event designed to let a five-member … more
The teen suspected of stealing a Pride flag from the Central Washington University Student Union and Recreation Center and later burning it told police he stole the flag in retaliation for the … more
WASHINGTON — Starting in July, most American families are eligible to receive monthly payments of up to $300 per child that promise to cut child poverty by nearly half, but the White House and … more
The proposed $2 billion methanol production facility in Kalama is likely out of gas as the city’s port says the project backers will end their lease. On June 11, the Port of Kalama announced … more
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