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Safest and most dangerous places to live in Washington Want to move...

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:51:50 GMT

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Police, wildlife officers tranquilize large bear in Lakewood

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:29:47 GMT

Police and Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife officers were forced to tranquilize a large black bear in the Tacoma suburb of Lakewood.




Teen charged with capital murder in Brighton carjacking, homicide

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:06:04 GMT

Madarius Warren, 19, was arrested by Brighton police on charges of capital murder and attempted murder. "I didn't commit no crime,'' he said.




Trump Plan to Submit Unsigned Financial Disclosure Draws Mixed Reviews

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:06:03 GMT

Conflict-of-interest controversies continued to swirl around the Trump White House as the Office of Government Ethics rejected a Trump attorney proposal for financial disclosure and Democratic lawmakers demanded clarifications of appointee ethics waivers and Trump hotel profits. Trump's private attorney Sheri Dillon, according to a story broken Friday by the Associated Press, in late April had proposed in a face-to-face conversation with ethics office Director Walter Shaub that Trump withhold his signature on initial versions of his voluntary financial disclosure form now under preparation.




Fire that destroyed Alberta church built in 1875 under investigation

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:46:09 GMT

RCMP say the McDougall Church in Morley, west of Calgary, was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene early Monday morning. The McDougall Stoney Mission Society says on its web page that the church was built in 1875 by Reverend George McDougall, a Methodist who had long wanted to open a mission among the Stoney-Nakoda and Blackfoot people.




Food stamps, Medicaid on chopping block in Trump's budget

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:23:36 GMT

President Trump's proposed budget, which will be released on Tuesday, reportedly includes $800 billion in Medicaid cuts. The $800 billion reduction was confirmed to CNN by a senior administration official.




Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day 41 minutes ago

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:49:51 GMT

Trump's success in Saudi, crude's melt higher continues, and Brexit arguments go on and on. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today. President Donald Trump's first overseas trip since his inauguration got off to a successful start in Saudi Arabia, where he delivered a well-received speech on combating terrorism and witnessed the signing of $110 billion in defense deals.




Azerbaijan contributes supporting over 200,000 jobs in Washington

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:05:14 GMT

Azerbaijan, a strategically located partner of the United States in the Caspian region, is emerging as a key transportation hub along the historic Silk Road as demonstrated by Azerbaijan's Silk Way Airlines' recent purchase of 10 new Boeing 737-Max 8 aircraft to be built at Boeing's plant in Renton, Azerbaijani Ambassador to the US Elin Suleymanov wrote in his article published by HeraldNet. Suleymanov said that while offering economic opportunities and stabilizing energy supplies, Azerbaijan stands with the US in struggling against terrorism and striving for a more peaceful world.




If lawmaker pay is going up, why not workersa too?

Mon, 22 May 2017 03:29:12 GMT

This might create a political mess in some quarters. We sure hope so - especially if it gives the Legislature the kick it needs to write a fair state budget and adjourn.




Is your child buckled in safely? Click It or Ticket campaign starts May 22

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:57:57 GMT

As Washingtonians prepare for upcoming summer travel, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission is asking families to buckle up. The national "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with Memorial Day, one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.




In Saudi visit, Trump offers contradictions from campaign

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:29:58 GMT

President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Ivanka Trump, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.




Stalks rising: Trade deals almost spoiled Washington's asparagus...

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:02:43 GMT

Maribel Teran works quickly and methodically. She doesn't like to take breaks. The faster she works, the more asparagus she cuts.




Labor costs and cheap imports deliver a dual threat to Washington asparagus - Sun, 21 May 2017 PST

Sun, 21 May 2017 09:10:45 GMT

At Columbia Valley Family Farms, workers lay out asparagus spears for inspection, cleaning and trimming May 5 in the pickling plant north of Pasco. Twenty-five percent of Columbia Valley's asparagus is pickled.




SAR program looks at leadership qualities of George Washington

Sun, 21 May 2017 04:49:23 GMT

The Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently held its May meeting, at the Elks Club.




Plenty of a grassoline' as fire season begins in Central Washington

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:18:50 GMT

Mark Martinez plans to move his family's 4,000 head of sheep to grazing areas west of Naches and north of Ellensburg next week before fire season gets underway. "Especially with the temperatures forecast next week," he said recently.




Possible leak found at Washington nuclear site

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:53:50 GMT

Authorities at Washington state's Hanford nuclear waste site are investigating a possible leak after discovering radioactive material on a worker's clothing. The discovery follows an incident two weeks earlier in which a site tunnel collapsed, sparking fears of radiation exposure.




Marijuana Breathalyzer: Washington State University Looking For Volunteers To Smoke Pot

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:43:14 GMT

Researchers at Washington State University spoke with the Pullman League of Women Voters on May 18 and discussed that they are currently working on creating a breathalyzer that can detect how much marijuana is in a person's system. In order to do this, researchers are looking for volunteers to assist them by smoking marijuana, according to a report by the Spokesman-Review.