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Cherry prices could rise this summer due to cold, wet pollinating season

Snow during the pollination period may reduce Washington's cherry crop. YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — The cold, wet spring may have been annoying, but for Mark Hanrahan, it could be costly. ...

Gov. Inslee says he won't reimplement mask mandate in Washington

In a wide-ranging press conference on Wednesday, Inslee said vaccination requirements for state employees will remain in place. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Despite a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Jay...

Gov. Inslee says he won't re-implement mask mandate in Washington

In a wide-ranging press conference on Wednesday, Inslee said vaccination requirements for state employees will remain in place. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Despite a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Washington Gov....

Olympia cougar sighting no cause for alarm, wildlife officials say

Cougar sightings are common in the spring, especially in wooded areas. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Cara Stinson loves going for ATV rides in the woods surrounding her property near Olympia’s Black Lake....

Man sentenced to life in prison for 1980 King County murders could be paroled in July

Survivors of the armed robbery and families of the victims are now asking Gov. Jay Inslee to block Timothy Pauley's release. OLYMPIA, Wash. — In 1981 prosecutors told Maggie Dowell she...

Wet, cold spring causing concern for farmers

Usually by mid-May, Jay Gordon said he has about half of his corn planted. GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. — Jay Gordon’s family has been farming in Grays Harbor County since 1872....

Senator 'very frustrated' over how natural gas ban came about

The ban includes all new commercial properties and residential projects with four stories or more, similar to a Seattle ban passed in 2021. OLYMPIA, Wash. — A bill to ban natural...

South Sound firefighters prepare for new risk: wildfires

After a wildfire destroyed six homes in Pierce County in 2020, firefighters in the south Puget Sound region are preparing for the possibility of another fire. GRAHAM, Wash. — Firefighters in...

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