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3 WA schools best source of Peace Corps volunteers

SEATTLE (AP) — The Peace Corps says the University of Washington, Western Washington University and Gonzaga are among the best places in the nation for recruiting volunteers…. …read more

Deputy arrest leaves WA town with 1 officer

COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Following Friday’s arrest of a deputy town marshal, the Island County community of Coupeville has been left with only one working police officer – for a week at least…. …read more

Despite Chinese ban, WA geoducks going to Asia

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Despite a Chinese ban on shellfish from the U.S. West Coast, the Washington geoduck industry is shipping off its product to Asia, with the top two destinations being Hong Kong and Vietnam…. …read more

Sportsmen for Wild Olympics announce new endorsements & video

Sportsmen for Wild Olympics

A group of Olympic Peninsula hunters, anglers, and guides of Sportsmen for Wild Olympics delivered signatures last week from more than 300 local sportsmen and women on a petition to Senator Murray and Representative Kilmer in support of their new legislation to permanently protect headwaters and salmon streams on Olympic National Forest and enhance access. …

WA bill would resurrect cancelled insurance plans

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Cancelled and out-of-state insurance plans would be allowed in Washington under a Senate proposal heard in committee on Tuesday…. …read more

Missing: ELIZABETH WRIGHT (WA)

ELIZABETH WRIGHT, Age Now: 17, Missing: 11/09/2013. Missing From GRANDVIEW, WA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Yakima County Sheriff’s Office (Washington) 1-509-574-2500. …read more

A Shakeup for WA State Insurance Commissioner?

Mike Kreidler has been Washington's State Insurance Commissioner since 2000, and says it's part of the job to take some heat from enforcing the changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act. Photo courtesy WA State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today at 10 a.m., a state Senate committee takes up a bill to do away with the elected office of Washington State Insurance Commissioner and replace it with a 10-member insurance board appointed by the legislature and governor. The board would include representatives of the insurance industry, small business and consumers. Mike Kreidler, who…

Rainier Agility

Dog agility is a fun and exciting sport in which handlers direct their dogs through a complex course of challenging obstacles. Agility is enjoyed by people and dogs of all ages. So, come on out to the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, February 8th and 9th from 7am-6pm and see what the woof…

Endangered Missing: RICHARD HAYNES (WA)

RICHARD HAYNES, Age Now: 20, Missing: 09/12/2004. Missing From KITTITAS, WA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office (Washington) 1-509-962-7525. …read more

Board seeks more refinery oversight after WA blast

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal chemical safety investigators are recommending tougher state and federal oil refinery oversight after a 2010 explosion and fire at a Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes that killed seven workers…. …read more

Missing: HANNA JOHNSON (WA)

HANNA JOHNSON, Age Now: 17, Missing: 01/24/2014. Missing From GRAHAM, WA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Pierce County Sheriff’s Office (Washington) 1-253-798-4721. …read more

Back to Health with Dr. Mark Van Hemert January 28, 2014

Part 1 Part 2   Contact Hoquiam Chiropractic Accident & Injury Clinic 320 23rd Street Hoquiam, WA 98550 Phone: (360) 533-6400

Associate of slain WA man faces ND hearing

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former business associate of a Spokane, Wash., man killed in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme faces a detention hearing in North Dakota…. …read more

Missing: RUDY ST. GERMAIN (WA)

RUDY ST. GERMAIN, Age Now: 14, Missing: 01/14/2014. Missing From TUKWILA, WA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Tukwila Police Department (Washington) 1-206-433-1808. …read more

Bill would reduce WA K-12 class sizes, add staff

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill introduced in the House would lower class sizes in Washington state and hire more public school teachers and other staff members…. …read more

ND tribal leader issues statement on WA case

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall says he wants justice in the case of a Spokane, Wash., man killed in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme…. …read more

Explosion reported from across Grays Harbor, registered as small earthquake

Aberdeen, WA – An explosion was heard and felt earlier this afternoon in Aberdeen, Hoquiam, and even Montesano, but there is no need to fret, the explosion was due to a planned blasting by Weyerhaeuser. Weyerhaeuser officials tell us, that the section 11 site had planned a blast for 3pm this afternoon, but went off…

Childcare deaths under scrutiny by WA Legislature

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require formal investigations at child care centers when a death occurs. The fatality reviews would be required even if the child appears to have died from natural causes…. …read more

Stalled immigrant bill could impact WA elections

SEATTLE (AP) — The state House’s swift move to advance an immigrants’ rights bill on the first day of this year’s legislative session could create a wedge issue that might affect the results of the November elections, some political experts said…. …read more

Parties pledge to work together on WA ed money

SEATTLE (AP) — Education policy leaders from both political parties are pledging to work together to solve Washington’s public school budget issues…. …read more

WDFW seeks fishing gear manufacturers, retailers to serve on new advisory group

WDFW Fishing

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking applications through Feb. 14 for membership on a new advisory group that will provide guidance on increasing angler participation in Washington’s inland fisheries. Up to 15 qualified individuals will be chosen to serve on the Retailers and Manufacturers Advisory Group for 2014 and…

WA Lawmakers urged to think beyond school day in education funding

Math, science and health are all part of Yakima Valley after-school programs, some of which focus on teaching kids culinary skills. Photo courtesy 21st Century Afterschool Program.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Legislature already has some marching orders, from the governor’s budget proposal to a bill by state School Superintendent Randy Dorn to raise sales taxes to fund education. A 2012 court ruling said the state must increase school funding and improve student outcomes – and advocates of after-school programs say they…

WA Lawmakers Urged to Think Beyond School Day in Education Funding

Math, science and health are all part of Yakima Valley after-school programs, some of which focus on teaching kids culinary skills. Photo courtesy 21st Century Afterschool Program.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Legislature already has some marching orders, from the governor’s budget proposal to a bill by state School Superintendent Randy Dorn to raise sales taxes to fund education. A 2012 court ruling said the state must increase school funding and improve student outcomes – and advocates of after-school programs say they…

Report: WA Schools “Tardy” in Expanding School Breakfast Programs

Less than 44 percent of the low-income students in Washington who would qualify for a school breakfast program have access to one, and a new report says the state ranks 39th in the nation for its lack of progress in raising that number because offering breakfast at school is voluntary. Compared to other states, Washington…

Pacific County Sheriff’s Office introduces K-9 Ciko, handler Deputy Justin Kangas

“We believe that K-9 Ciko will be a very positive deterrent and will complement our Search and Rescue bloodhound, K-9 Diesel very well” - Sheriff Scott Johnson

South Bend, WA.- On December 30th 2013, the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office took possession of its newest K-9 partner, “Ciko”, a one year old German Shepard. K-9 Ciko was born in Slovakia and was imported to the United States by Shallow Creek Kennels located in Sharpsville Pennsylvania. The Sheriff’s Office has selected Deputy Justin Kangas…