58 min ago
Raw: Wash. mudslides close roads, trap motorists
Thunderstorms have dropped heavy rain on areas of north-central Washington hard-hit by wildfires this summer, triggering flash floods and mudslides that have damaged some homes, blocked portions of highways and stranded some motorists.
13 hrs ago
Burning Man Isn't What You Think, And Never Has Been
Have you heard? Burning Man , the annual week-long art festival in the Nevada desert, has jumped the shark .
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Washington Policy Center
Is Occupational Licensing is the New Poster Child for Regulatory Reform?
Yesterday Congressman Sam Graves , who chairs the Committee on Small Business in the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy asking the agency to study the "rise of occupational licensing across states and the economic effects of licensing on entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs."
Washington Policy Center
Governor Inslee opposed to new taxes on internet access
What seemed almost impossible a few months ago is becoming more probable with each passing day; taxes being charged for internet access.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Wheat farmers taking a double hit as prices drop and weather takes its toll
Glen Squires with the Washington Grain Commission says the current average price per bushel of wheat is around $6.20 down from last year's price at $7.53.
Failing Schools Letter Heads To Parents Mailbox
Vancouver. Wash. - Bad news is heading to your mailbox if you're a parent in Washington.
Can't find a doctor in your hometown? Sen. Murray wants to help
Sen. Patty Murray , D-Wash., is making the rounds in her home state, meeting with local healthcare leaders to promote legislation that would help train 1,500 primary care doctors to help treat people in underserved communities in the U.S. Murray is sponsoring the Community-Based Medical Education Act of 2014 .
Wanted man rear-ends Washington police detective
Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
West Nile virus infection confirmed in Washington resident | Washington State Department of Health
A Walla Walla County man is the first Washington resident in 2014 known to have been infected with West Nile virus in our state.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Toxic, cancer-causing PCBs still show up in everyday products despite decades-old ban
Banning the use of toxic chemicals is great and all, but the problem lies with their persistence in the environment, which for many of us can last a lifetime.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
North King County
Draft plan to reduce exposures open for public comment
Tests of 68 consumer products confirmed that polychlorinated biphenyls are present in commonly used items.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Battles of the Sexes in an Iowa House Race
Speaking at the Des Moines Register Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, the opponents vying to fill Republican Rep. Tom Latham's seat did not name or criticize one another and instead played up their strengths: he, his toughness and she, her womanhood.
School Tip: How to Wash Your Hands Properly
The new school year is fast approaching and with it, all the familiar illness-causing germs.
Wahkiakum County Eagle
Western WA municipal stormwater permits updated
Local governments in Western Washington will see changes to what's required for managing polluted stormwater runoff, the top threat to the water quality of urban-area lakes, rivers and Puget Sound.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
State considering purchase of McNeil Island prison
State and federal officials are working on a plan to settle the long-running dilemma of what to do with the closed McNeil Island Corrections Center.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Washington gets dust storm in Western weather swap
A man is rescued from his car by a Phoenix firefighter as heavy rains caused flash flooding, stranding dozens of motorists in their cars Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Phoenix.
Death with Dignity advocate: 'Remember me happy and alive'
It's been five years since the state of Washington enacted the "Death with Dignity" law, which gives terminally ill people the right to take their own lives, if two medical doctors certify that they have less than 6-months to live.
Queery: DJ Mim
Five years ago she quit her corporate job with Verizon to pursue her passion - music and DJing - full time.
The Family Badge
The Deadline and the Deputy
When the body of a deputy sheriff was found sprawled along a Washington coastal highway on the early morning of March 10, 1936, Charlie Eddy rolled out of bed, or the bar, and into action.
Washington Policy Center
Is Environmental Impact Analysis Useful? State Doesn't Know, but Wants to Make it More Complex.
Let's say you used a tool every day to solve a problem. Don't you think you'd wonder if that tool actually did the job? For more than three decades, the state has required environmental impact analysis for a range of projects as part of the State Environmental Policy Act .