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Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest. Bicycles left on Washington State Ferries significantly impact ferry and U.S. Coast Guard operations. When passengers leave their bicycle on ferries, it's the duty of U.S. Coast Guard and ferry personnel to treat them as potential distress ...
The Linn County Parks and Recreation Department has formed several successful partnerships with other government agencies over the last 21 years, and director Brian Carroll hopes to ... Carroll has headed the county's Parks Department for 21 years and came to Linn County from Washington state.

Council Chair Marc Boldt said that challenge will be ongoing as the cost of providing indigent defense increases. In Washington, counties provide indigent defense services. Boldt said that Washington State Association of Counties is preparing litigation to get more funding from the state for the service.
Patty Murray's legislative effort to contain the opioid epidemic estimates the financial impacts of overdose deaths alone have cost Washington state $34 billion over the four years ending in 2016. ... In King County, according to the ADAI, deaths from heroin slightly decreased in 2016 to 118 from 132 in 2015.
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Clark County Sheriff's Office says four teenagers hospitalized last week after showing signs of drug overdoses had taken Xanax and marijuana. The Columbian reports that three of the teens were found on April 20 unconscious in an east Vancouver neighborhood, prompting the ...
With Spokane County's death rate one of the highest in the state of Washington, at 8.8 deaths per 100,000 people. In 2016 alone it cost the state of Washington $9 billion in fatalities, health care spending, addiction treatment, criminal justice, and lost productivity. Now counties across the United States are ...

Washington state under siege from the stink bug menace! ... in that Michael Bush, an entomology and pest management researcher at the Washington State University Extension - Yakima County, can't keep track of them all. ... "The first one found in Washington state was in [bordering] Clark County."
In 2015, Jefferson County ranked 30th out of 39 counties in Washington state in complete kindergarten immunizations. That year, fewer than half of the kindergarten students in Jefferson County started school with the full set of required immunizations, according to the 2015 Jefferson County Community ...
A man walks his dog on a beach on Whidbey Island, part of Island County in Washington state. (Getty Images) ... "The people may have insurance, but they may have to go to (Seattle's) King County to get their care, which isn't going to work because they probably don't have the gas money to get there.".
As a high school sophomore, Jahila Moody had a 3.7 GPA and spent every spare minute at her local dance studio. She was doing so well her family decided she should return to Seattle after spending two years in California with her sister. By the end of her junior year, she had been suspended from school, ...
The society's mission is: “To actively discover, collect, preserve and promote the heritage of Jefferson County in the state of Washington.” ... again responded to requests from county residents and held a re-organization meeting that August, with a speaker from the Washington State Historical Society.
Girls and Boys Basketball Championship - Washington State Middle School Basketball Association, today, Spokane Convention Center, 1,600 attendees. Annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show - Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 10,000 attendees. FPAWS ...
Washington has the largest ferry system in the U.S., with 10 routes on the marine highway from Tacoma to Sidney, British Columbia. Snohomish County has two ferry terminals, in Mukilteo and Edmonds. Ferries are a cheap way to spend time at sea, with fares are as low as $5 for a round-trip passenger ride ...
A nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to the plant stimulant kratom has sickened a Spokane County man, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Nationally, the outbreak has sickened 87 people in 35 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Kratom ...
The ban was put in place by Clark County on the grounds that cannabis was still illegal under federal law and would remain illegal within the county until its federal status changes. Despite the Clark County ban, Washington state regulators still issued a cannabis license to dispensary Emerald Enterprises ...
A Washington state county unanimously passed legislation that would permanently ban supervised heroin-injection sites. The Daily Herald reports Snohomish County Councilman Nate Nehring proposed the restriction to keep any government-monitored injection sites, where federal nurses look on as ...
The case involved Emerald Enterprises LLC, who opened a retail cannabis shop in unincorporated Clarke County. They argued the state law ... The ruling parallels Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson's 2014 legal opinion that counties have the right to ban cannabis businesses. In a statement ...

Thurston County ranks 6th healthiest among Washington State counties in the nationwide County Health Rankings released yesterday. In 2012 ... Thurston County scores better than the state of Washington on several measures covered by the County Health Rankings including: fewer people dying young ...
In addition to Chelan County, Douglas County claimed the number 13 spot, Grant County is at 24, Okanogan County was ranked 32 and Adams County was five spots away from the bottom of the list at 34. There are 39 counties total in the state of Washington. San Juan County was ranked 1st in health and ...
PASCO, Wash. (AP) - A rural county coroner in eastern Washington state has apologized, saying he mistakenly posted a white supremacy meme and will no longer share on Facebook. The Tri-City Herald reports that Franklin County coroner Dan Blasdel says he's not racist. The Republican as coroner for 24 years has ...
McMorris Rodgers has steadily risen in leadership roles in the U.S. House while easily winning seven elections in conservative eastern Washington state. But facing a serious challenge from a popular Democrat, the GOP is pouring money and resources this year into a 5th Congressional District contest the ...
Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said an officer can focus on the enforcement without having to worry about other calls for service. The participating police departments include Vancouver, Battle Ground, La Center, Ridgefield and Washougal, and the Washington State Patrol and Clark County ...
Fifteen Washington State football players will audition in front of NFL scouts this Thursday when the school holds its annual Pro Day event in Pullman. The workouts will be split between the Cougar Football Complex and the Rogers Practice Fields on the WSU campus. The first segment of workouts will be ...
Two people have died and two more were injured after a vehicle crashed into a snow plow that had taken a U-turn on US 12 in Grays Harbor County early Sunday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. Michael William Crow, 36, of Aberdeen was killed, as was Michelle Ann Sorensen, 38, ...
Josh Tait teaches his daughter, Adalaide Tait, 4, right, how to lasso, while his youngest daughter, Brielle Tait, 2, watches nearby, Friday March 2, 2018, at the Washington State Horse Expo at the Clark County Event Center. Josh Tait and his family were at the expo on behalf of Royal Ridges Retreat, a kids ...
Pleasants wouldn't say whether it's the work of one crew or copycats, but he said the ATF is working with gun shops to help them better lock up their guns. Pleasants said of the Skagit County break-in, in which thieves left empty-handed, "He (the gun shop owner) took and made his business a hard target.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. — Missing teen from Mississippi County is home safe after being located Thursday in Washington State, Mississippi County Sheriff's Department said. In a joint task force officials were able to locate Ashton Talley in Pierce County, Washington State. Talley was first discovered ...
BERKELEY, Calif. – This was a new twist to the 2017-18 Washington State basketball season: The Cougars go on the road, lose a key scorer due to injury and escape with the win anyway. They did it the hard way Thursday night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. Carter Skaggs reinjured his ankle in the first half ...
19 ruling of Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese, who ruled state representatives and senators and their offices are fully subject to the same broad public disclosure requirements that cover other local and state elected officials and employees at state agencies. Senate Republican Minority ...
Classes were canceled at Bremerton High School in Kitsap County and at all schools in the Blaine School District in Whatcom County on Friday after school-district officials learned of emailed threats that needed to be investigated by police, the districts said. Officials in both districts said they were shuttering ...
Using the chat logs, ProPublica identified Kaleb J. Cole, a 22-year-old man living near Blaine, Whatcom County, as the leader of Atomwaffen's Washington state chapter. The report describes Cole as “a National Socialist Black Metal enthusiast who holds a concealed firearms permit and owns an AK-47.”.
Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies have responded to the alleged "SHS" threat that has been making its rounds on social media, and they say it's not specific to any school ... The initials of “SHS” were not specific to any school district in Yakima, Benton or Franklin Counties or any other school district in Washington State.
The Washington State Patrol says the Navy's nuclear submarine base and its undersea warfare center in Kitsap County were closed due to a potential threat. ... closed at the Bangor submarine base and at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, which are located a few miles apart in Kitsap County.
Meanwhile, the bill stripping dates of birth from Washington's voter-registration file caught county and state elections officials off-guard. Elections officials in two counties say they didn't know the provision had been added to the bill until they were contacted by The Seattle Times. Washington Secretary of ...
Hunt, who sponsored the legislation, said some county auditors became concerned about having dates of birth publicly available after the Trump administration last year sought state voter rolls as part of its voter-fraud commission. Legislators, however, made sure the bill would keep public voters' year of ...
Their suit, filed Friday in King County Superior Court, says Gov. Jay Inslee and state agencies are violating the constitutional rights of a generation by continuing to let dangerous amounts of carbon dioxide into the sky. "They are not taking nearly enough action to fight climate change, which my generation is ...
SEATTLE (AP) — Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy. Thirteen children backed by the non-profit Our Children's Trust filed a lawsuit on Friday in King County Superior Court to force the state to end its reliance on fossil fuels.
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PULLMAN – They enjoyed the splendors of winning basketball for a few days, but Saturday's game against Utah brought the Washington State Cougars much of the same misfortune they've experienced in year No. 4 of Ernie Kent ball. There were the extended scoring droughts, the defensive brain lapses ...
A Bremerton man has pleaded guilty to the rape and killing of a 6-year-old girl and faces a minimum 40-year sentence. The Kitsap Sun reports that 21-year-old Gabriel Gaeta pleaded guilty Friday in Kitsap County Superior Court to first-degree murder and first-degree rape in the 2014 death of 6-year-old ...
In the lawsuit, filed Friday in Kings County Superior Court, the plaintiffs allege that the state of Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee and several state agencies have known for a long time that younger generations are living in “dangerous climate conditions” but have acted with “shocking deliberate indifference and ...
Cougars outside receivers coach Derek Sage has accepted a position at UCLA, sources confirmed to The Spokesman-Review, becoming the fifth assistant coach to leave Mike Leach's staff since WSU lost to Michigan State in the Holiday Bowl. The news was first reported by FootballScoop.com. It isn't clear ...
(EVERETT, Wash.) — A grandmother in Washington state is being credited with reporting her own grandson for planning a school shooting. The teen was arrested the same day as a former student killed 17 people in a shooting at a Florida school. ABC News obtained a 911 call from a grandmother alerting ...
The prior amendment would have applied to the killer of Pierce County sheriff's deputy Daniel McCartney, who died last month after being shot while responding to a 911 call. The same goes for people like Maurice Clemmons, who killed four Lakewood police officers in 2009 before being shot to death by a ...
The State Capitol Campus in Olympia is home to many monuments and memorials commemorating everything from wars to individuals. In addition, some of the trees on campus are dedicated to people and events. There is even the “Moon Tree” which went into space as a seed. George Bush , Tumwater's ...
McWilliams made both ensuing free throws, Washington State couldn't get a shot off in the final second and the Beavers topped the Cougars 63-61 in overtime. "We just played our hearts out," said Hristova, who scored 17 of her game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. "That is so far the best ...
EUGENE – During the early, promising stages of the 2017-18 Washington State season that feel almost prehistoric at this point, the Cougars managed to fend off one of the college basketball programs their head coach presided over long before his career arrived in Pullman. An 84-79 upset win over Saint ...
Then just last night, a Pierce County man was shot dead by a motorcycle rider following a road-rage incident near Milton in what may be a case of self-defense. The state has been trying ... KIRO 7 wanted to find out how many incidents of road rage happen here in Washington state. We called Washington ...
“It is no longer acceptable to the people of the state of Washington to expose our waters to the threat of Atlantic salmon net pens.” ... Opponents of the bill said the concern about pollution seemed hypocritical, given the failure of King County's West Point wastewater-treatment plant last winter, causing ...
Tim Sheldon, a Democrat from Potlatch, Mason County, who in recent years has caucused with Republicans, voted for the proposal. Sheldon said he wouldn't support the carbon-tax bill in a full Senate vote right now. But Sheldon said he worries voters could see a carbon-tax measure on the ballot in ...


 

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