Rep. Newhouse Skewers Plan to Bring Grizzly Bears Back to WA
A new plan to re-introduce grizzly bears into the North Cascades has drawn the ire of the 5th District representative.
Update: The Source of the Walla Walla Gas Leak Near Discovery
The Washington Department of Ecology has received fingerprint analysis of the gasoline samples and is communicating with affected parties to determine next steps.
Razor Clam Season in Washington Opens, but Sees Some Delays
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish managers have confirmed, via press release, the season's first round of razor clam digging opportunities.
EPA Fines Seafood Co Operating in WA & OR $1Million
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency penalized the company and its fish-processing vessel owners nearly $1 million for violations of the Clean Water Act.
Walla Walla Gas Plume Updates
CLEAN-UP CONTINUES IN WALLA WALLA AS THE SOURCE OF THE LEAKING GASOLINE REMAINS A BIT OF A MYSTERY
WA Rep Introduces Military Dependents School Meal Eligibility Act
The act aims to remove the basic allowance for housing from the military’s calculation of income for eligibility in free and reduced-price school meal programs.
WA Supreme Court Nullifies Portion of Tear Gas Law
In a 5-4 decision Washington's Supreme Court nullified some restrictions that the Washington State Legislature placed on law enforcement's use of tear gas for riot suppression.
EPA Announces $4.6b in Pollution Reduction for PNW
The new competition is the second round of funding from EPA’s $5 billion Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program.
Further Update on Walla Walla Gas Leak
The City of Walla Walla has released more information today regarding the mysterious gas leak plaguing a near four block section of the downtown area.
Washington Man Guilty of 3-Day Crime Spree Sentenced to 14 Years
22-year old Dylen Joseph Swan, of Inchelium, has been sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Indian Country and Robbery Affecting Commerce.