Wednesday, December 08, 2021


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

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Democrat runs for Congress, says central Washington needs attention

YAKIMA — Doug White looks back on some important lessons he learned while working in his grandfather’s vineyards...

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Ecology seeks comments on phase-out of HFCs

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking input from farmers in developing a program to deal with the environmentally sound disposal of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Opening up: Day arrives for end of pandemic-related restrictions imposed on businesses

OLYMPIA — Most of the COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place and modified several times since last spring were to be lifted in Washington state Wednesday at 12:01 a.m., meaning restaurants and bars and oth...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Inslee creates ‘bridge’ on eviction moratorium

OLYMPIA — As the state’s eviction moratorium prepares to end on June 30, Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced a short-term “bridge” to help both renters and...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
LDS investment firm makes high bid on Easterday properties

SPOKANE — A Salt Lake City-based investment company with ties to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is bidding $209 million for more than 33,000 acres of land belonging to bankrupt Easterday Farms an...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
California vape company, others pay for illegal sales into Washington

A California vaping company must pay $375,000 to resolve a lawsuit over illegal sales into Washington, according to a release from Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who brought the lawsuit against the company in Aug...

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Cyclist injured in record-breaking jump attempt

Motorcyclist and stunt rider Alex Harvill was rushed to Samaritan Hospital Thursday morning after a bad landing.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
State to reward vaccine recipients

OLYMPIA — It’s quite an incentive. Get a COVID-19 vaccination and possibly win $1 million.

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
State sends relief to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Commerce said Thursday it has awarded $234 million in the fourth round of Working Washington relief and recovery grants.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Group expected to file an effort to recall Inslee

OLYMPIA — A group seeking to recall Gov. Jay Inslee was expected to file paperwork with Washington Secretary of State late Monday accusing Inslee of “lawless...

Updated 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Inslee sets June 30 for reopening state

MOSES LAKE — Reaction was varied among local officials to the announcement by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday setting June 30 as the date to reopen the state fro...

Updated 7 months ago
'Water is everything': State legislators add money for local irrigation, projects in capital budget

MOSES LAKE — Legislators included a number of local projects — including two major irrigation expansions and repair work to the Soap Lake city hall — as part...

Updated 7 months ago
State updates emergency rules for ag worker housing

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries and the state Department of Health on Friday updated emergency rules intended to protect laborers living in temporary farmworker housing from the coronavirus, L&I a...

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Inslee decides on a two-week pause on phase changes for counties

Grant County will not move down to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 recovery plan this week.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Inslee: No new COVID-19 restrictions in Washington for now

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said all of the state's counties will remain in their current phase of the state's reopening plan, because new COVID-19 cases are ...

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Grant County awaits decision on possible rollback

EPHRATA — While increasing numbers statewide sign petitions to recall Gov. Jay Inslee, it appeared likely on Monday that Grant County will be moved back to Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 recovery plan.