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Dec. 6, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
Both Steven Walk and Dave Watling received 78 votes in the Nov. 5 contest to represent the town of roughly 600 residents. That means a game of chance involving numbered balls and a milk bottle will determine who assumes office next year.
Dec. 6, 2019, 1:15 p.m.
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Ray Garland’s death in April hasn’t halted plans to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the attack that hastened America’s entrance into World War II. Vina Mikkelsen, widow of U.S. Navy radioman Denis Mikkelsen, has once again organized a commemoration for Saturday.
Dec. 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
A study found that marijuana businesses are more likely to locate in economically depressed areas. That’s not surprising to some lawmakers and members of the industry, who see local laws as restrictive for businesses trying to establish themselves in a climate where the drug is still federally illegal.
Washington public lands commissioner pitching new home, auto insurance charge to pay for wildfire effortsDec. 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
The new charges would go into effect in 2021, if passed, and provide the state a stable source of money for timber treatment, the purchase of new firefighting equipment and hiring of new personnel, said Hilary Franz, the state’s public lands commissioner.