OLYMPIA — DuPont’s fire chief will leave the job at the end of this week as the city awaits a final audit report related to its employment practices, officials said Wednesday.
PORTLAND — Florentin Salazar picks strawberries, a cowboy hat shielding his eyes from the late afternoon sun.
The wide-ranging jobs plan Gov. Jay Inslee pitched while running for governor is still a work in progress, but some of his ideas are taking shape at a state agency he dubbed “dysfunctional” on the campaign trail.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department is admitting it broke public records laws in Washington state when it withheld from The Seattle Times an internal memo about its response to riotous May Day demonstrations in 2012.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Conservation groups and cattle ranchers have agreed to a landmark settlement in a lawsuit that, for the past year and a half, has kept the state of Oregon from killing wolves that prey on livestock.
The federal government has said it will chip in at least $1 million.
Staffers research what would happen if a budget isn’t passed before the start of the fiscal year.
SALEM (AP) — The Oregon Legislature on Thursday sent Gov. John Kitzhaber a bill that would repeal a prohibition on public community colleges creating programs that compete with offerings of for-profit career colleges.
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $4, heading into the Memorial Day weekend.
PORTLAND (AP) — Students attending Oregon’s seven public universities can expect to pay about 5 percent more next year.
PULLMAN (AP) — The Washington State University Board of Regents has voted to limit a fall tuition increase to 2 percent, no matter what the Legislature decides concerning the state budget.
LEWISBERG, Ore. — It’s 10 minutes till 7 on a Tuesday morning, and the employees of Greenberry Fabrication are getting ready for work. But before they fire up their welding torches or start cutting sheet metal, they have to do their warm-up exercises.
An Interstate 5 bridge collapsed into the Skagit River on Thursday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.
ONTARIO, Ore. — An Eastern Oregon checkpoint aimed at keeping invasive species from hitchhiking into Oregon on boats has opened for the spring, and it found an infested boat the next day.
SPOKANE (AP) — The FBI has arrested a suspect in a case involving the discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin and says investigators are working “around the clock” to address any remaining risks.
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