Tag Archives: Eastern Washington

West Nile virus infection confirmed in Washington resident

Washington West Nile Virus

A Walla Walla County man is the first Washington resident in 2014 known to have been infected with West Nile virus in our state. The man in his 20s was likely exposed near his home and was hospitalized. The infection

State Update: Fires hold steady as victims get help

Mills Canyon fire at night, July 9, 2014. Photo by Vladimir Steblina / InciWeb

The state’s lead fire fighting agencies—the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)andthe State Fire Marshal’s Office of the Washington State Patrol (WSP)—continued to lead state government’s response today to multiple wildfires  in central and eastern Washington today.   Okanogan County: Fires

Cantwell, Murray & Inslee: Keep Export-Import Bank Open, Protect 85,000 WA Jobs

Export-Import Bank of US

Over the weekend U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) joined Gov. Jay Inslee and local business leaders to call for Congressional reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, the nation’s official export credit agency and a key export tool that

Fish without a license during Washington’s Free Fishing Weekend June 7-8

Fish Washington

Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing – legally – without a license. How? By taking advantage of ‘Free Fishing Weekend,’ scheduled for June 7-8.   During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish

Washington wolf population kept expanding last year, according to WDFW survey

gray wolf

MOSES LAKE – Gray wolves established four new packs and expanded their territory in the state over the past year, state wildlife managers told the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at a public meeting here today. That assessment was based

DNR now accepting Community Forest Trust nominations

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now considering nominations for lands to be included in the state Community Forest Trust. Local communities interested in having lands included in the Community Forest Trust need to file

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

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

Homicide Suspect Apprehended in Yakima Area

UPDATE: The Grays Harbor County sheriff's office says a man sought in the death of a woman near Montesano has been arrested in Eastern Washington.

MONTESANO, Wash. -Sheriff's detectives searched yesterday for Eugene Elkins, the 56 year old friend of a

Reed, college students challenge campuses statewide: ‘Find Your One Thing’

OLYMPIA - Whether it's donating that old sweater, taking two minutes to register to vote online, or signing up for government Twitter feeds, Secretary of State Sam Reed next week starts a statewide push to fire up Washington's youth to