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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
On the hottest day in Spokane's history Jule Schultz took the Spokane River's temperature. At Barker Road, the water was 80 degrees Tuesday, just 1 degree less than the hottest temperatures he's … more
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 21 Northwest lawmakers called on President Joe Biden on Tuesday to prioritize a long-running effort to renegotiate a 60-year-old treaty that governs how the … more
OLYMPIA — The only grocery store in Point Roberts, Washington may be able stay open a little longer despite concerns it would close in the next two weeks. Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday approved … more
An eviction moratorium bridge program will go into place in Washington next week, replacing the state’s current moratorium with a new plan to help the state transition to new housing stability … more
The National Park Service announced it has selected Greg Dudgeon as the superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park starting in July. Dudgeon currently serves as acting deputy regional director … more
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