Boeing is investigating an internal security breach impacting thousands of workers in four states, including Washington. The company says it was notified in January after a worker accidentally sent personal information of 36,000 Boeing employees to his spouse in November.
A labor union representing University of Oregon employees says the school is considering a plan to lay off 75 nontenured faculty members. The Register-Guard reports that United Academics says the reductions will affect employees of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and other university units.
Work to keep uranium from leaching into the Columbia River at Hanford just north of Richland is being expanded after a test showed good results. Wells are being drilled now to inject a solution into the ground to bind the uranium contaminating the ground to the soil and prevent it from migrating into the groundwater and then into the river.
Changes could be coming to Pullman’s streets and air space, and Police Chief Gary Jenkins wants to hear what the public thinks about those changes. A Tuesday’s Pullman City Council meeting, Jenkins presented information on the possible use of drones by the police department
Voters in unincorporated areas of Yakima County will be asked in November if a ban on marijuana businesses should remain intact. Despite the ban, there are now more than 20 such state-licensed businesses – primarily growers and processors – in unincorporated areas of the county. Most are operating.
Big housing-cost increases are taking a heavy toll on millennials throughout the Seattle area, which has retained its title as the hottest housing market in the country. A new poll from a Seattle-area nonprofit finds that 45 percent of millennials in the Puget Sound region think they will have to move somewhere cheaper to afford the life they want, even though nearly all would prefer to stay in the area.
A local activist group will ask the Leavenworth City Council Tuesday to take an official stand to support the city’s undocumented immigrant population by refusing to dedicate city resources to their arrest and deportation.
Community activists and union leaders say federal immigration officers stopped two vans carrying workers headed to a forest to pick an ornamental shrub, detained 19 of them and then took 10 of them away.
The levees along the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities and two nearby Snake River dams have been reclassified to indicate a lower risk to the public. The levee system, Ice Harbor Dam near Burbank and Lower Monumental Dam near Kahlotus each had their risk rating reduced from “moderate risk” to “low risk” by the Army Corps of Engineers.
A Coulee City teenager who is accused of fatally stabbing his twin brother is maintaining his innocence. Shawn Wachter, 17, of Coulee City, pleaded not guilty on Monday in Grant County Superior Court to first-degree manslaughter.
PORTLAND – Physicians say a 4-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition who was affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban is “out of the woods” and making good progress after her life-saving surgery last Friday. Fatemeh Reshad and her parents’ plans to enter the United States with a travel visa for the infant’s surgery were canceled last month after Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran.