Posted by Cort Johnson on July 17, 2014
CENTRAL WASHINGTON – Authorities in Central Washington are asking residents in nearly 900 homes to evacuate, as the Chiwaukem Creek Fire continues to grow.
The fire has zero percent containment, being fed by high temperatures and steady wind. Nearby, the town of Leavenworth is full of smoke.
So far, the lightning caused wildfire has burned over 1,300 acres, an area of nearly …
Posted by Steve Leader on May 29, 2014
A preliminary report for the Washington State Liquor Control Board ties an increase in emergency room visits in the Seattle area to expanded liquor sales.
The study found a 50% increase in hospital visits in King county, related to alcohol, from June, 2012 (when liquor began being sold in private stores) and September, 2013. During roughly that same time researchers also …
Posted by Christina Kemp on April 25, 2014
Not what you want to walk into work and find on a Friday morning. A staffer at the state archive building in Olympia arrived around 7 am to find several inches of standing water on the main floor. State archivist Steve Excell described the scene as a swimming pool and what’s worse the water started to seep through the floor …
photo by Rosemary Reynolds
Clark County, Washington – 9-1-1 emergency service in Washington State and Northwest Oregon was not working for more than five hours over night. Clark County Regional Emergency Agency manager Anna Pendergrass says they noticed the system was down around 1 am and it didn’t start coming back on line until after 6:15 am this morning.
She says they …
A recall of meat products harvested from diseased animals has been expanded to include locations in Oregon and Washington. Rancho Feeding Corps. of Petaluma, California recalled nine million pounds of meat products just over a week ago after it was disclosed they had harvested meat from sick animals between January, 2013 and the 7th of last month.
The USDA now says …