Washington’s Clean Boating Program wins $1.5 Million federal grant for waste pumpouts - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a $1.5 million grant to the Washington State Parks Department’s Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Program, which works in partnership with Washington Sea Grant to
Cosmopolis man cited for DUI after SUV slides into tree - A Cosmopolis driver was cited for DUI at the scene of an accident on State Route 101 last night. The Washington State Patrol charged the 60 year old with Driving
Washington joins emphasis patrols on 5,600 miles of road with the I-90/94 Challenge - Motorists will notice an extra law enforcement presence when driving on two of the country’s most highly traveled interstates during a four-day enforcement campaign in early August. The Washington State
Attorney General charges Wheelchairs Plus with Medicaid fraud for selling used chairs - OLYMPIA — The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has filed criminal charges against Michael Mann, owner of Wheelchairs Plus Inc., in Thurston County Superior Court. The AGO alleges Mann committed
Department of Ecology opens 288 Washington Conservation Corps jobs - The Washington Conservation Corps, a part of the Washington Department of Ecology, has opened 288 jobs that help protect and restore the environment. Working in partnership with AmeriCorps, the WCC
Aberdeen man cornered in Grays Harbor City swamp - An Aberdeen man was cornered in a swamp North of Hoquiam this morning, after leading police on a car chase through Hoquiam, then foot chase through the woods of Grays
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Olympic National Forest asks “Which roads are important to you?” - The Olympic National Forest is hosting open houses asking the public to share the areas and roads they use on the Forest.  This information will help the Forest identify a
Washington Attorney General sues owner of Olympic Animal Sanctuary - A Forks resident who raised $300,000 for a non-profit dog rescue organization, but failed to register with the Secretary of State or produce required records of how the donations were
State and local police asking the public to “Tweet Smart” at crime scenes - Social media has become the tool of choice for sharing life events, from mundane things like family dinners to major, life-changing, emergencies Seattle-area law enforcement agencies are asking you to

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Rescued flagpole painter plans to return to work (7/31/2014) - YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Having painted flagpoles for more than a half-century, Warren Hinrichs was only a little worried about the heat Monday as he prepared to climb the pole atop the federal courthouse in downtown Yakima.... ...read more
Spokane hopes to give panhandlers ‘real change’ (7/31/2014) - SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The city of Spokane is launching a month-long campaign Thursday asking people not to give money to panhandlers.... ...read more
Cougar fatally injures horse north of Spokane (7/31/2014) - DEER LAKE, Wash. (AP) -- Wildlife officers are hunting a cougar that fatally attacked a horse near Deer Lake, about 30 miles north of Spokane.... ...read more
White Swan woman dies of fire injuries (7/31/2014) - WHITE SWAN, Wash. (AP) -- A 71-year-old woman who was injured in a house fire Tuesday at White Swan died at a Seattle hospital.... ...read more
Ill teen rescued on hike near White Pass (7/31/2014) - YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Yakima County sheriff's office says a 16-year-old girl on a church group hike near White Pass fell ill Wednesday and had to be rescued by helicopter.... ...read more
Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets (7/30/2014) - SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014.... ...read more
Thurston Co. sheriff’s: 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting (7/30/2014) - OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Thurston County sheriff's office says one woman has been killed and another man wounded in an Olympia-area shooting.... ...read more

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