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Hoping to quell their constituents’ fears, the Washington State Sheriffs’ Association put out a statement last week affirming their commitment to uphold the Constitution – … more
All eastern Washington wildlife areas managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be closed at night due to high fire danger starting Friday. The closures are in response to … more
Public lands east of the Cascades managed by the Washington state Department of Natural Resources  will be closed indefinitely because of drought and the worsening wildfire … more
Local fire agencies have put out the call for more support staff as they continue to battle what officials have called an unusually intense wildfire season amid a shortage of workers. The Idaho … more
OLYMPIA — A motorcycle mechanic from south King County became the state's biggest, and final, winner of the vaccine lottery. Kameron M., 23, won $1 million as part of the state's program to … more
A red flag warning remained in place for much of Eastern Washington through Thursday night as firefighters continue to brace for breezy conditions. The National Weather Service said winds of 5 to … more
Federal wildlife managers captured and collared a female grizzly bear, with three cubs, near Metaline Falls in northeast Washington, about 10 miles from the Canadian border on June 17. This is the … more
OLYMPIA – A flower in Western Washington and Oregon may be removed from the nation’s endangered species list after decades of work to save it. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … more
Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency Wednesday for the vast majority of Washington and said that the historic dry spell is being made worse by climate change. “We have to recognize … more
A spate of wildlife sightings — a treed bear, a bathing bear and more — has two things in common. The animals' behavior was, one way or another, influenced by the extreme heat and … more
Hammersley Inlet, WASH. — Walking onto a beach recently exposed by a receding sea, Eric Sparkman paused and looked at an expanse of sun-baked shells. "Oh, here we go," he said, bending down … more
Preschool kids have a natural classroom in the outdoors to learn, from finding insects to creating art with pine cones. Now, more outside adventures can begin. New legislation affecting child care … more
SAEN, an Ohio-based animal rights watchdog, is calling for investigations into Washington State University's animal research practices, citing reports of welfare issues and fabricated data in a … more
State regulators have extended protections for electric and natural gas customers experiencing financial hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Washington Utilities and … more
Jennifer and Frank Stabile were loving and involved parents to their 15-year-old son Michael, so much so that when he began struggling toward the end of middle school, he came to them. The couple … more
COVID-19 couldn't stop Washington's cannabis industry from growing in 2020, but state data shows the rate of newcomers to the market lags behind other states. Washington is one of 17 states to … more
A wildfire south of East Wenatchee, which began over the Fourth of July Weekend, is drawing a swift response from the state. The Batterman Road Fire has burned 8,000 acres since it began on the … more
More frequent and intense wildfire — and all the associated smoke — changes what birds are seen and heard, according to a new University of Washington study. While that’s a … more
WASHINGTON — In a virtual meeting with governors from eight Western states on Wednesday, President Joe Biden pledged a short-term pay increase for federal firefighters and outlined a plan to … more
Citing the scheduling of a Death Cab for Cutie concert and the return of Hoopfest, Gov. Jay Inslee declared "Spokane is back" on Wednesday at the city's U.S. Pavilion. Flanked by emergency first … more
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