Tag Archives: SPOKANE

Flu hits peak levels in Washington State

OLYMPIA — The flu has reached its peak, and 19 lab-confirmed flu deaths have been reported across the state since December. Only lab-confirmed flu deaths are reportable in the state, and many cases aren’t lab tested, so the actual toll of

Pinpoint Radon risks down to the zip code with new Dept. of Health app

WA DOH

OLYMPIA ¾ Washington residents now have a new online map to check and see if their neighborhood has a geological risk for the cancer-causing gas, radon, using a new state app. The new app is offered by the state Department

Celebrate New Year’s Day with a hike at Lake Sylvia State park

Lake Sylvia State Park

MONTESANO, Wash. – The 3rd Annual “First Hike” will hit the Lake Sylvia trails at 1 P.M. this Wednesday. Remember to bring your Discover Pass for all day parking, or carpool to the 2.5-mile hike along Sylvia Creek in Montesano.

Celebrate New Year’s Day with a Washington state park hike

OLYMPIA , Wash. - The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the first day of 2014 with First Day Hikes, an event available at select state parks on Jan. 1. 

In the spirit of

United Way announces distributions sites for Coat & Blanket Drive

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Community Distribution Sites for the 2013 Coat & Blanket Drive by the United Way/Les Schwab will open on Nov 5. All locations will be open Tuesday, November 5th from 10 am – 3:00 pm. Families, children

State disciplines health care providers

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state.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

Cantwell, FAA Announce Groundbreaking Hub to Launch New Era in Jet Biofuels Development

SEATTLE – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the creation of a national Center of Excellence for jet biofuel research, to be headquartered at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The Center of Excellence in Alternative Jet

Aberdeen to Consider Transportation Benefit District, Forever Alone

ABERDEEN, Wash. - City staff will again research a Transportation Benefit District for Aberdeen, this time on their own. Public Works Committee Chair Tim Alstrom said last night that a county-wide option is not going to happen.
We as a city

State Parks Asks “Would You Like Flies With That?”

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Should the State Parks system operate more like an enterprise-based hospitality industry, a public conservation asset based mostly on grant and tax funding – or perhaps a system of parks freely standing as community non-profit entities? What

Ecology Workshops on Possible Changes to Fish Consumption Rates

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Department of Ecology (Ecology) will hold public workshops on possible changes to the state's fish consumption rates in May in Ellensburg, Tacoma and Spokane Valley.

The sessions are part of Ecology's efforts