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Auto wreckers fear catalytic converter law will harm business

Cash transactions for catalytic converters will be prohibited July 1, which auto wreckers say will impact their business. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Legitimate business owners fear they will be hurt by a...

New Washington State Patrol Trooper class the 'most diverse' in the agency's history

The lack of diversity in the Washington State Patrol prompted state legislators to pass a law requiring oversight of the agency’s minority hiring practices. OLYMPIA, Wash. — The latest class of...

Native American tribes to get financial help fighting climate change

The money will be spent over five years to help tribes deal with rising sea levels, increasing temperatures, and potential drought conditions. OLYMPIA, Wash. — Nearly half a billion dollars will...

Flooding could wipe out a stretch of I-5 over the Nisqually River, survey warns

A U.S. Geological survey warns the bridge could be wiped out by a flood within the next 20 years. However, solutions could cost more than $4 billion. NISQUALLY INDIAN COMMUNITY, Wash....

South Puget Sound Community College offers unique craft beverage degree

The college hopes to expand to offer a four-year degree in the program. TUMWATER, Wash. — A rise in craft breweries and distilleries prompted South Puget Sound Community College to offer...

Pickleball becomes official sport of Washington state

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill at the birthplace of the sport: Bainbridge Island. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — Calling it a “great sport for all ages,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed...

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