FORKS — The Forks Old-Fashioned Fourth of July fireworks show has been canceled and the only vendor of fireworks in Forks is not selling them this year because of record dry conditions.
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For most adults, the idea of preschool is characterized mainly by Tonka trucks and sing-alongs. But the pre-kindergarten years can present a thicket of dilemmas for teachers facing difficult children. What to do, for example, with an aggressive 4-year-old who screams, cries and hits other kids?
WENATCHEE — A Facebook complaint by a fast-food manager who claims he was fired during Wenatchee’s Sunday night warehouse fire has produced a mini-Sonic boom on the Internet.
OLYMPIA — State lawmakers scuffled over high school testing reform into Wednesday morning and the fight is having ripple effects on a fresh new budget and long-sought transportation package.
OLYMPIA — A $16 billion transportation tax and fee bill with an 11.9 cent gasoline tax increase hit a roadblock early Wednesday morning. After being parked for much of Tuesday in the House, it was sent on a detour to the Senate for final approval where it got stuck for hours in an dispute between majority Republicans and minority Democrats.
Initiative sponsor Tim Eyman says he’s optimistic about getting enough signatures to qualify his latest measure for the Nov. 3 ballot.
Tacoma-based Murray Pacific Corp. announced the end of its 104 years in the timberland business Thursday.
Kathryn E. Barnard, the University of Washington nursing professor who pioneered work on the mental health of infants and changed the way parents interact with their babies, died Saturday at her Seattle home.
Wednesday marks the dawn of a new era in the Northwest recreational marijuana market. While possession becomes legal in Oregon for adults 21 and older that day, a bill ushering in a number of sweeping changes to Washington’s recreational marijuana system also will become law.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year state budget a few minutes before midnight Tuesday, ensuring no state agency is closed or state worker laid off when the new fiscal year begins Wednesday.
QUINCY — An Ellensburg man died after an apparent fall from a 150-foot cliff off Old Vantage Highway near Quincy.
A bill to support the manufacturing of small modular reactors in Washington state passed the state Senate 31-12 on Tuesday as the Legislature wrapped up its work.
OLYMPIA — The threat of a government shutdown dissipated Monday as state lawmakers passed a $38.2 billion budget for government operations in the next two years.
WENATCHEE — Diane Reed stood amid the still-smoldering ash and rubble of what used to be the family home Monday in the affluent Broadview subdivision northwest of town.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, introduced a bipartisan bill to fix the commission charged with enforcing federal election laws. The Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act would reform the Federal Election Commission so it can more effectively carry out its original mission to oversee campaign finance laws. Representatives Lou Barletta, R-Penn., and John Carney, D-Del., are also original co-sponsors of the bill.