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Oregon House Speaker spurs talks on Interstate Bridge

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to sit down with Washington lawmakers before the end of the year to further discussions about replacing the Interstate Bridge, a newspaper reported Friday.

Bezos family gives $3 million for UW early learning research

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

The Bezos Family Foundation's donation amounts to a nearly 13 percent boost in the College of Education's total donations and offers a lasting opportunity to influence the school's research and programs in early education.

Feds agree to protect Hanford workers from dangerous gases

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

The federal government will try to control, capture and eliminate dangerous vapors coming out of the nuclear waste tanks on the Hanford Reservation as a way to avoid a pending legal battle with Washington. An agreement between the state and the Department of Energy announced Wednesday calls for a series of immediate steps to protect people who work around the tanks and long-term strategies to reduce the vapors.