Tag Archive for Eastern Washington

Sudden rise in Washington pesticide illnesses

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Health Department says there has been a sudden rise in illnesses caused by pesticide drift in Eastern Washington orchards…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Cloudy weekend forecast for Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters expect a mostly cloudy weekend across Washington with a chance of rain at times, especially in Western Washington, while Eastern Washington will be more breezy…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Senate hearing on Eastern Washington federal judge

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A Benton-Franklin Superior Court judge could become the first Latino federal judge for the Eastern Washington district…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Minor flooding expected in Spokane area

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Minor stream and street flooding from a combination of steady rains and melting snow is expected in parts of Eastern Washington and northern Idaho including Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Pullman and Lewiston…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Eastern Washington University student stabbed

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — An Eastern Washington University student was listed in stable condition Sunday night after he was stabbed while apparently trying to break up a fight…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Moving Jeep Explodes in Eastern Washington City

Moving Jeep explodes in eastern Washington, injuring man; additional explosives found inside

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EWU President Arevalo to retire in July

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — The president of Eastern Washington University has announced he will be retiring after eight years of leadership in Cheney…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Hanford Whistleblower settles into Union President position at Grays Harbor Transit

Ed Bricker
The Grays Harbor Transit Authority last week met their new Union President, Hanford whistleblower Ed Bricker introduced himself at their regular meeting. Bricker became one of the  nuclear industry’s first whistle-blowers in the 1980’s when he worked with Congress to expose health hazards at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a federal facility in Eastern Washington that processed plutonium for the Department of Energy(DOE) at the time.
Ed Bricker“I did tell a story when I was set apart as Union President where Abe Lincoln was walking down the street with two balling boys under both arms. Somebody yelled out ‘what’s the problem Abe?’ and he yelled back ‘same old problem since time began; two boys and one piece of candy’ and sometimes it’s the same thing with running a transit company or running a union.
Now Union President for the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1765, Bricker added “I’ve seen both sides of labor and management, and I’ve heard lots of good things about what you guys do down here.”
General Manager Mark Carlin welcomed Bricker, also taking a moment to commend former president Karen Stites and the Union as a whole for their agreement to a wage freeze in the coming year “I know that the Transit Board over the summer was looking for the Union members to “buy in” and do something financial to help out our situation, and I feel that they have really stepped up.”
The Transit Authority last year made drastic cuts to stay in the black, including dropping weekend bus service throughout the county.

More snow forecast for Eastern Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The National Weather Service forecasts 1 to 3 inches of snow Wednesday in most of Eastern Washington…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Campfire ban lifted for state parks in Western Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington State Parks announces it is lifting a ban on campfires in state parks in Western Washington, as the result of rain and forecasts of milder weather. 

Effective immediately, campers in state park campgrounds west of the Cascade crest may resume having campfires in provided campfire rings and also may use charcoal briquettes in grills and braziers. 

State Parks is following the lead of Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, who announced today he is lifting the ban on recreational fires in approved fire pits on forest lands under DNR fire protection, within state, county and municipal or other campgrounds in Western Washington. 

A ban on campfires and use of briquettes remains in place for all state parks in Eastern Washington. 

Visitors to state parks in Eastern Washington are allowed to use the following devices for cooking and warmth: 

• Propane and liquid gas stoves appropriate for camping and backcountry use
• Propane barbecue devices that do not use solid briquettes
• Propane or pressurized white gas warming devices that have a shield or base
• Lava rocks or lava logs may be used in propane grills and barbecues
• Solid fuel citronella or other candles in a metal bucket or glass container