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A group of Washington Republican lawmakers are drafting a bill to introduce in the next legislative session allowing workers to opt out of a long-term care payroll tax enacted in 2019. The program … more
When mankind is set to explore Mars and the Moon in the future, the Washington state space industry will play a big role, while potentially generating astronomical dollars in economic impact. … more
Former U.S. Attorney Nick Brown launched his campaign on Wednesday to be Washington state’s next attorney general. In a campaign video announcing his run, Brown, thanked his parents for … more
The estate of a man killed by a U.S. Marshals task force in September 2020 has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit, claiming law enforcement officers had no plans to arrest him for the killing of … more
After a May 14 landslide w ashed out an 85-foot bridge on the road to Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens, seven cars were left abandoned. Fortunately, the incident hurt no one, and … more
In a recent media interview, Gov. Jay Inslee argued that Washington state’s nation-high fuel costs were due not to a new cap-and-trade program implemented in January, but “price … more
Vanessa Munson, a Prairie High School graduate and current sergeant in the U.S. Army, increased her status from Miss Clark County to Miss Washington on Saturday, July 1, during a pageant in Olympia. … more
With Washington’s population in the top 10 for growth in the 2021-2022 census, gaining a total of 45,041 new residents, and the price of housing continuing to rise, it’s no wonder … more
Planning trips from the North Clark County area to Mount St. Helens this year has been challenging. A landslide on the Spirit Lake Highway closed access to Johnston Ridge just after The … more
Everyday bicycle riders will find they have a lot of company on two wheels as 5,000 bicyclists ride Western Washington’s state highways and local roads for the 2023 Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) on Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. more
OLYMPIA — More than 100 new laws will take effect in Washington this month, including changes to drug possession laws, protections for transgender minors and the declaration of a state … more
Those looking to visit recreation sites along the Lewis River in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest will have to get a reserved parking ticket from now until Sept. 6. The U.S. Forest Service … more
Madelyn Winter, a recent graduate from Ridgefield High School, was among 78 high school seniors, who received scholarships for up to $5,200 per year for two years from the Washington Workforce … more
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
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