Tag Archives: SPOKANE

Washington State Patrol Receives Credible Tip On Location of Wanted Man

wanted on 59 counts of sexual misconduct with children, possibly in Raymond

Detectives with the Washington State Patrol have received what they believe is a credible tip as to the location of Victor Barnard, a former minister from Pine County, Minnesota, charged with 59 counts of sexual molestation of children. Earlier today

Washington agency warns: Beware of ‘jury duty’ phone scam

Phone Scam ALERT

The Washington Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) are warning residents about a recent phone scam.  People claiming to be law enforcement officials have been calling residents in the Spokane area recently, demanding money to stay out of jail for missing

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

Grays Harbor Transit among 18 awarded $5.2M in federal grants to improve transit services

Grays Harbor Transit bus

More than $5.2 million in newly awarded federal grants for new buses and facility improvements means service improvements are coming to 18 public transportation providers in Washington. The Washington State Department of Transportation this week announced the Federal Transit Administration

State disciplines health care providers

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state. The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards

Pizza Hut donating 50% of two-day sales to Oso mudslide victims

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut restaurants across Western Washington are donating 50 percent of all pizza sales from 108 participating locations today to victims of the mudslide disaster in Oso, the restaurant in Smokey Point, closest to Oso, is donating 100 percent during this

State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications, registrations of health care providers

OLYMPIA ¾ The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications, or registrations of health care providers in our state. The department has also immediately suspended the credentials of people who have been prohibited from practicing

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

Local projects among 70 statewide, proposed $202 million in loans/grants to protect Washington waters

WA Ecology

The Washington Department of Ecology proposes to spend $202 million in dedicated grants and loans to help pay for 70 local projects across the state to protect the health of Washington waters. Included is a low interest loan for a new