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Layoffs coming at Eastern Washington University services

CHENEY -- Eastern Washington University officials have indicated there will be some layoffs in response to changes on campus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The layoffs will take place in the housing and dining services due... — Updated 3/28/2020

$30 car tabs on hold, again

SEATTLE - The city of Seattle and King County continued their lawsuit against the electorate earlier this week by requesting an emergency extension of an injunction blocking... — Updated 3/28/2020

Three COVID-19 cases confirmed in Adams County

RITZVILLE — The Adams County Health Department reported Friday that there are now three confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Adams County. Two cases were confirmed Friday... — Updated 3/27/2020

Wolf Advisory Group plans 2-day virtual session

OLYMPIA — The next Wolf Advisory Group meeting is slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 31-April 1. The sessions will be 9 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will take place digitally,... — Updated 3/27/2020

Odessa native at epicenter of state's COVID-19 outbreak

KIRKLAND -- Life Care Center, north of Seattle, has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak on the U.S. west coast. The company, with headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., operates... — Updated 3/27/2020

Trooper killed in line of duty

Chehalis – Trooper Justin Schaffer, 28, a seven year veteran of the Washington State Patrol was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by a vehicle that was fleeing law... — Updated 3/27/2020

I-976 could go into effect Friday

SEATTLE -- The King County judge who initially blocked the $30 car-tab cap denied most of the challenges to the taxpayer-approved measure. Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson... — Updated 3/27/2020

Agencies offer surveys on impact of pandemic

RITZVILLE — Business groups around Eastern Washington are conducting surveys on the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, also known as Wuhan Flu, and the response by government agencies. Adams County Economic Development in... — Updated 3/27/2020

Plowing halted on scenic passes

MAZAMA — Eastern Washington residents wanting to use highways through scenic mountain passes to get to the Puget Sound area or Pacific Ocean are going to have to wait. On... — Updated 3/27/2020

Whitman County's third positive COVID-19 test

COLFAX -- A teenage girl is being reported as Whitman County's third positive coronavirus patient today, Thursday, March 26. The Public Health Department is investigating whom the girl may have come in contact with; her name has... — Updated 3/27/2020

Public barred from entering state parks, Fish and Wildlife lands

OLYMPIA -- The state earlier today announced all publicly owned lands managed by Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Department of Fish and Wildlife are closed to... — Updated 3/27/2020

Bait jars could send a message to Fish and Wildlife

Unintended consequence or bureaucratic power grab? Given the things being ordered behind locked doors of government offices, I’ll take the latter. Tonight, March 25, when the... — Updated 3/27/2020

Hospital CEO: We are here for you

It has been said many times that we are in uncharted waters. Frankly, it is daunting and somewhat scary for many. So, I wanted to write a little bit to everyone in our community about this evolving situation with COVID-19 and our... — Updated 3/27/2020

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