Washington State

Washington State Patrol shares several car crashes in I-82 Sunday Morning

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - Trooper Chris Thorson with the Washington State Patrol shared on social media Sunday morning, several car accidents reported between Kennewick and Umatilla. He says majority of the accidents have been caused by drivers speeding in the current conditions. "Please slow down and practice gentle steering and braking...
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3 Great Steakhouses in Washington

Photo byPhoto by Emerson Vieira on UnsplashonUnsplash. If you live in Washington and you want to try new restaurants, here is a list of three amazing steakhouses in Washington that are highly praised by local people for their delicious food and amazing service so definitely check them out if you have never been to any of them.

Legal Weed in Washington Turns 10; What Challenges Lie Ahead in the Next Decade?

When a couple of hundred enthusiasts and activists gathered at the Space Needle 10 years ago to celebrate Washington's decriminalization of marijuana (and flout the law prohibiting public consumption), there was underlying anxiety over whether the federal government was going to come and shut everything down. Today, with 21 states...

Snowy Sunday Dec. 4th Forecast

UPDATE: The Winter Weather Advisory is now a Winter Storm Warning for the Columbia Basin, foothills of the Blues and the Columbia River Gorge until 4 a.m. Monday. We could see an ADDITIONAL 1-3" inches some places seeing totals by midday Monday around 4-6". Very slippery and dangerous road conditions...

Gov. Inslee to visit Catalyst Project in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will be in Spokane to tour Catholic Charities Eastern Washington's (CCEW) Catalyst Project. CCEW's Catalyst Project converted a former hotel in West Hills into an emergency homeless shelter. The goal of the shelter is to provide temporary housing for homeless individuals until they can transition out of homelessness.

Rules Set to Cut Carbon Emissions by 20% Over Next 12 Years in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Ecology has finished writing the rules for the Clean Fuel Standard, a program that requires a 20% reduction in 2017 transportation emissions over 12 years. The program focuses on decreasing transportation emissions by switching to cleaner fuels such as renewable diesel and electricity. The final...

It's time for universal healthcare in Washington state

St. Michael Medical Center is run by a corporation whose first interest is increasing its “bottom line” rather than healthcare services. This should never be allowed, and isn't in any other modern country. One problem, of the many mentioned, is that too many people go to the emergency room when other options should be available. These options are not available to thousands across the state because our healthcare system which has thousands with no coverage and...

Many states fail to adequately budget for wildfire costs, study says

Many states are failing to adequately budget for wildfire costs before, during and after fires, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts. This lack of proper budgeting can strain resources and pull funds away from efforts to prevent and prepare for wildfires, according to the report. “As...

Michigan Among Top 3 Christmas Tree Suppliers in the Country

When you hear "Made in Michigan" several things come to mind: Michigan cherries, cars, Better Made potato chips, and Vernor's for example. However, I must admit, Christmas trees are not one of the first things that come to my mind!. Despite having fond childhood memories of making the annual trek...
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State sets price limit on carbon credit trading

Each share of planet-warming emissions bought and sold in Washington’s forthcoming carbon market will cost between $22 and $81, the state announced Thursday. The final price of each credit will be determined by demand in next year’s emission-allowance auctions, a key program in Washington’s efforts to eliminate carbon pollution from its biggest industries.

“What about bears?” and other questions people have asked about my PCT hike

When you first tell people about your plan to hike across the country, chances are you’ll get a lot of questions. Some of them are fair, and some of them are just plain weird. Here is highly-curated selection of questions I’ve had to answer to in the time since I’ve decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

The cost of wildfires is rising. But by how much?

With wildfires growing more intense and frequent, the United States is burning through funds in an attempt to manage the costly blazes. In the last decade, the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service — the two federal agencies most often involved in wildfire preparedness, suppression, and recovery — have nearly doubled their combined spending, according to data collected by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Shipwreck from gold rush discovered

A salvage company in Washington state believes it has located the wreckage of a nearly 150-year-old shipwreck. The steamship S.S. Pacific went down in November of 1875 with the loss of at least 325 passengers. A salvage company in Washington state believes it has located the wreckage of a nearly...