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Non-Profit, WSDOT To Put Fences Around I-90 Homeless Camp As Spokane Sheriff Prepares to Clear Camp
Non-Profit, WSDOT To Put Fences Around I-90 Homeless Camp As Spokane Sheriff Prepares to Clear Camp
(Spokane, WA)  --  A non-profit is working with the Washington State Department of Transportation to put up a fence around the homeless camp near I-90.  The D-O-T told reporters their goal is to start setting up the fence later this week, and until then the non-profit Jewels Helping Hands is working with people in the camp to clean up the border to clear the necessary space.  This comes a... Read
Washington Residents Can Enter Canada with Only a Passport Come Oct 1
Washington Residents Can Enter Canada with Only a Passport Come Oct 1
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)  --  Americans who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to enter Canada again starting this weekend.  That's after top Canadian officials announced border measures would end October 1st.  Those rules previously included proof of vaccination along with COVID testing prior to or upon arrival north of the border.  Wearing a face ma...
Fire Burns Along I-82 Near Prosser
Fire Burns Along I-82 Near Prosser
(Prosser, WA) -- A 500-600 acre brush fire burned along I-82 about 5 miles east of Prosser Saturday afternoon. The fire, the origins of which are unclear, began to burn in standing wheat in a large field above the freeway. The flames were close the actual shoulder of the road, but Benton County Fire District Two's Mike McKenna told Newsradio they did not believe it would be necessary to close the
L&I Proposes a Near 5-Percent Hike in Workers’ Comp Rates
L&I Proposes a Near 5-Percent Hike in Workers’ Comp Rates
(Tumwater, WA) -- The Washington Department of Labor and Industries is proposing a 4.8 percent increase in the average price employers and workers pay for workers’ compensation insurance next year. If adopted, the increase would mean employers and workers would jointly pay an additional $61 a year, on average, for each full-time employee within a business. "Ev ...

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