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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, 11 hours ago

Grapes and timing

QUINCY — The 2022 Washington wine grape harvest is just getting underway, but wine growers are optimistic it’s g...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Bilingual story brings awareness to youth of Hanford Nuclear Site

A press release by Columbia Riverkeeper on Sept. 14 announces the launch of the Spanish version of “Water’s Walk Through Hanford”, an interactive story about...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Fire ban lifted at Mt. Rainier National Park

ASHFORD – Mount Rainier National Park has lifted the parkwide fire ban according to a release on Sept. 16. Campfires will be permitted at the park’s three...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
DOH brings COVID vaccines to college campuses

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health issued a press release on Sept. 14 announcing that the DOH’s Care-A-Van program, in partnership with the Power of Providers Initiative, will be hosting a serie...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Help available to low-income residents for phone, internet

LACEY — The Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission wants to remind Washington residents that help is available for low-income families with their phone and internet bills. Under the Federal Com...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Monkeypox case confirmed in Grant County

EPHRATA — A case of monkeypox has been discovered in Grant County, the first confirmed case in the county, according to a press release from the Grant County Health District. The patient is in good health and qu...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Ships and piers

PORTLAND, Ore. — In 1976, Herschel Slavens, then nearly 80, sat down to write about his life, including the time he found himself nearly penniless and lookin...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Visitors fill Quincy

QUINCY — Gigi Lowry was standing with a stack of plates on one side and an equally big stack of hamburger buns in front of her just after noon on Saturday. L...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Henry takes title, wins Tri-Cities Classic

KENNEWICK – The Professional Bull Rider’s Tri-Cities Classic concluded on Saturday with the Kansas City Outlaws’ Bill Henry taking home a win, with no other ...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Two indicted for pandemic relief fraud

RICHLAND — A federal grand jury has indicted two West Richland business owners for making fraudulent claims for $800,000 in COVID-19 relief under the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, accord...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Othello Fair, Rodeo return for 2022

OTHELLO — Exhibits, rides, rodeo, a demolition derby, the annual parade; there’s going to be a lot to do at the annual Othello Fair, Othello Rodeo and Demoli...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Preventing monkeypox transmission between people and pets

The 2022 outbreak of monkeypox has caught the attention of healthcare professionals worldwide, especially after the World Health Organization’s declaration o...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Burn ban issued on Yakama Reservation

SEATTLE — The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a ban on open burning on the Yakama Reservation, according to a press release from the EPA. An air quality advisory is also in effect. The burn ban beganF...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Davenport-area fire partially contained

DAVENPORT — A Davenport-area wildfire was about 40% contained as of Friday morning. The Seven Bays Fire started Sunday about 15 miles northwest of Davenport, according to a press release from the Washington Depa...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Staying put

MOSES LAKE — It’s the nagging fear every homeowner has when economic times become hard: What if I can’t keep my home? That’s something quite a lot of peop...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Washington receives $1.4M for small business exports

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Commerce has been awarded $1.4 million to help small businesses in the state grow through exporting, according t...