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What's happening in the Pacific Northwest? For information and details regarding Northwest news, see our articles below.

Updated 1 day, 8 hours ago

Washington state legislature, Samaritan Hospital bond, and sports on Studio Basin Podcast

On this episode of the Studio Basin podcast, staff writer Rebecca Pettingill joins senior reporters Charles Feat...

Updated 2 days, 10 hours ago
Bill looks to encourage nuclear tech in state energy goals

OLYMPIA — House Bill 1584, which was introduced to the House on Jan. 25, would require advanced nuclear reactor technology to be considered, along with other...

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
New license proposed for drivers delivering alcohol

OLYMPIA - Delivery drivers working for firms such as DoorDash and Instacart would be required to purchase a $50 state license and complete a certified class to deliver alcoholic beverages from bars and restaurant...

Updated 4 days, 5 hours ago
Effort to make roads safer wins bipartisan support

OLYMPIA - Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and Gov. Jay Inslee say they are backing a package of new laws aimed at protecting workers, pedestrians and ...

Updated 4 days, 5 hours ago
Wash. wolf management bill introduced

OLYMPIA - A bill just put before the Washington State Legislature will flexibility for the department of fish and wildlife to collaborate with local governme...

Updated 4 days, 5 hours ago
Report: China bans some solar manufacturing tech exports

HONG KONG — China has reportedly banned the export of several important technologies needed to make solar panels, according to a report in the Hong Kong-base...

Updated 5 days, 5 hours ago
MLYHA’s Winter Classic faces off this weekend

MOSES LAKE — Seven hockey teams from around Washington, Oregon and Canada will travel to Moses Lake this weekend to join the 18U Moses Lake Coyotes in the Mo...

Updated 6 days, 5 hours ago
Students First Program legislation introduced in WA House

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Carolyn Eslick (R-Sultan) introduced a bill on Thursday that would allow parents to use their share of state education funds for private...

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
Preparing food animals to beat the cold

When the weather dips into cold and freezing temperatures, especially at night, humans stay cozy by turning on heaters and pulling out extra blankets. Food a...

Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago
Facing the past

MOSES LAKE — When you buy a home, there are often neighborhood covenants that come with the property. Sometimes you have to have your house set a certain dis...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Kennewick man gets 42 months for insurance fraud scheme

SPOKANE — A Kennewick man has been sentenced to three and a half years in federal prison for his role in a complex scheme involving staging fake automobile accidents to defraud insurance companies, making false s...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
New emergency powers reform bill introduced

OLYMPIA — House Bill 1535, co-sponsored by Rep. Peter Abbarno, (R-Centralia) and Rep. Chris Corry (R-Yakima), seeks to rein in the governor's emergency pow...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Warnick introduces bill to help cities secure water

OLYMPIA - Washington State Senator Judy Warnick (R-Moses Lake) introduced a new bill to the legislature this week to help cities meet growing water needs whi...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Upcoming criminal trials and the potato conference on the Studio Basin Podcast

MOSES LAKE – On this episode of the Studio Basin podcast, managing editor Rob Miller and senior reporter Charles Featherstone recap this week's Washington-Or...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Weather for Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 25. Calm south wind around 6 mph in the morning. Monday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Tuesday...