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Prosser officer shot in leg during foot chase

The officer was transported to Prosser Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the city of Prosser said in a news release. The suspect had not been arrested as of 5 a.m.


Washington regulators fine supposed faith-based health coverage companies $1.1M for ‘sham’ insurance

After issuing a cease-and-desist order in May, Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced Thursday he’s seeking more than $1 million in fines from two companies his office believes have continued operating as illegal health insurance providers under cover of a federal law exempting faith-based organizations.


All House Democrats from Wash. support impeachment inquiry

All seven of Washington’s Democratic U.S. House members are now calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.


USDA reveals details of relief for cherry growers affected by Chinese tariffs

U.S. cherry growers – including those in the Yakima Valley – negatively affected by retaliatory tariffs from China can receive up to $250,000 in direct payments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.


1 dead, 7 injured in shuttle-bus crash near Sea-Tac airport

Authorities say one person is dead and seven others were injured in a crash involving a hotel shuttle bus near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


After an abrupt halt, the process that would bring grizzly bears back to North Cascades National Park is back on

Grizzly bears may yet roam the Washington Cascades, after a pair of federal agencies unexpectedly announced Thursday they would reopen the process of considering how reintroduction might happen.


Lab report shows more DNA evidence linking man to killings

A lab report that was unsealed after a jury convicted a Washington state man in the killings of a young Canadian couple shows investigators found more DNA evidence linking the suspect to the crime.


Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles of terrain in the West. The plan announced this summer would create strips of land known as “fuel breaks” in parts of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah. Wildfire experts say the program could help slow fires, but it won’t help with the most extreme fires that can jump these strips of land.


Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and allow Congress to speed through legislation to increase the government’s borrowing cap.


Court: Seattle wealth tax unconstitutional but so is tax ban

The Washington state Court of Appeals has ruled that Seattle’s tax on wealthy households is unconstitutional, but also that the state’s law banning cities from taxing net income is unconstitutional.




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