LOS ANGELES — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called “last mile” connection to people’s homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don’t harm competition or limit free speech.
But Umatilla County, which had no such deaths reported in 2012, had three last year.
Oregon State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson released 2013 drug-related death statistics reflecting one fewer death from last year and a near 7 percent drop from 2012 when deaths reached their highest level since 2000.
Federal officials will not renew Washington's waiver from a law that sets accountability standards for schools, taking away control of federal funds distributed to state schools.
WALLA WALLA — The trial for a man accused of shooting to death a Walla Walla woman is being postponed again in Superior Court to allow for further investigation and analysis by both sides in the case.
More than 164,000 state residents signed up to buy private-sector health plans under the Affordable Care Act before enrollment for coverage in 2014 ended last month. The Washington Health Benefit Exchange released a report Wednesday that showed details from the open-enrollment period that began Oct. 1.
SEATTLE — The National Weather Service is warning of avalanches on the west slopes of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon Thursday morning because of heavy snow and rain in the mountains.
WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.
YAKIMA — Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties together logged seven cases of the rare birth defect anencephaly in 2013, the fourth year of unusually high numbers of cases, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA — Jobs, tax reform, deficit reduction and veteran support are on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ to-do list if the Spokane Republican is re-elected to a sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, she said Tuesday in Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA — Regrouping is the order of the day after proponents of a $10.2 million bond to build a new Walla Walla High School science building suffered defeat in a special election Tuesday.