Thursday, July 18, 2024


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Updated 15 hours, 6 minutes ago

FIRE REPORT: Sunbanks Fire mostly extinguished

ELECTRIC CITY — The Sunbanks Fire that flared up Tuesday afternoon in Electric City was mostly out Wednesday, acco…

Updated 14 hours, 56 minutes ago
WA job market adds 7,100 jobs in June

OLYMPIA - Washington's job market saw positive growth in June, with an estimated 7,100 new jobs added and the unemployment rate remaining steady at 4.9%. While the unemployment rate had been slowly rising over the …

Updated 15 hours, 31 minutes ago
Kids with disabilities make memories at Merwin Day of Fishing

WOODLAND — More than 200 children with disabilities enjoyed a unique opportunity to experience the joy of fishing in a supportive and inclusive environment Sat…

Updated 15 hours, 31 minutes ago
Nominations open for Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards

OLYMPIA — Nominations are being accepted for Washington state’s Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards, according to an announcement from the Washington State …

Updated 20 hours, 53 minutes ago
$42M tort claim accuses Washington AGO, WSU of racketeering

(The Center Square) – A potential subcontractor for a state police use of force database project who has had a long-running feud with the state Attorney Genera…

Updated 1 day, 15 hours ago
WA Supreme Court leaves high-capacity magazine ban in place

(The Center Square) – Washington's ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines will remain in effect after a Monday decision by the state Supreme Court.

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago
FIRE REPORT: Evacuation notices issued for Electric City

ELECTRIC CITY — The Grant County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation warnings Tuesday afternoon in Electric City due to a wildfire that broke out near Sunbanks …

Updated 2 days, 14 hours ago
Washington panel eyes increasing jail-based voter participation

(The Center Square) – Although a proposal allowing convicted felons to vote from jail while serving a sentence failed to gain traction, there may be renewed ef…

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
FIRE REPORT: Wetland fire burns 60 acres in Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — A 60-acre fire broke out in the wee hours of Monday morning in an undeveloped wetland in Moses Lake, according to a statement released Monday afte…

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Study: WA fuel prices plunge at the third-fastest rate

MOSES LAKE — Washington's gas prices fell at the third-fastest rate in the past year in the United States, according to a recent study announced Thursday.

Updated 3 days, 15 hours ago
Most of WA remains in drought conditions

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology has announced that most of the state remains in a drought despite a wetter-than-average June. A drought was decl…

Updated 3 days, 16 hours ago
FIRE REPORT: GCFD 7 knocks down fireworks fire

SOAP LAKE — Fireworks sparked a wildfire late Wednesday night, according to a statement from Grant County Fire District 7. At about 11:10 p.m., firefighters…

Updated 6 days, 13 hours ago
Crime mostly down in Grant and Adams, report says

EPHRATA — While crime went up in some individual categories in the unincorporated areas of Grant and Adams counties between 2022 and 2023, overall it was on a …

Updated 6 days, 13 hours ago
Bridging the digital divide

MOSES LAKE – In today’s digital world where farmers use GPS systems to operate combines, artificial intelligence runs machines to sort apples by grade and bank…

Updated 6 days, 15 hours ago
WA to spend $150M in CCA money on energy rebates

(The Center Square) – Washington state plans to spend approximately $150 million of taxpayer dollars generated from the Climate Commitment Act to issue residen…