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Summit Lake timber harvest plans on pause over environmental concerns

A DNR spokesperson said the project likely will be delayed, not canceled. THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — The Washington Department of Natural Resources is putting plans to harvest 16 acres of timber...

Olympia’s new approach to RV parking

Permits will allow vehicles to temporarily stay parked on a public street. OLYMPIA, Wash. — After living on the streets for years, David Reynolds said he has seen it all. ...

PLU's youngest female graduate earns 2 degrees at age 16

Thurston County's Liv Coverdale was in MENSA at age 3 and began taking community college math classes at age 11. PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Liv Coverdale, 16, will be the youngest...

Centralia cemetery restoration reveals surprise graves

The graveyard was abandoned in 2007, causing weeds and moss to overtake many of the gravestones. CENTRALIA, Wash. — Marveen Rohr helped change state law and secured state funding to clean...

George Floyd played a 'huge role' in getting police reform bills passed in Washington, advocate says

Several police-related bills passed following Floyd's death, including restrictions on chokeholds and car chases. KENT, Wash. — When a police officer shot and killed Sonia Joseph’s son in 2017, she vowed...

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....

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