Health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli food poisoning linked to a chicken product sold at Washington Costco locations.
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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK —
A fire that started Sunday morning in the train tunnel that runs underneath Capitol Way in downtown Olympia led to the partial evacuation of the Governor Hotel, according to an Olympia Fire Department Battalion Chief.
Congressional negotiators reached an agreement earlier this week to revise the No Child Left Behind education law, which has long been criticized for its “one-size-fits-all” policies and emphasis on high-stakes testing.
The Washington State Supreme Court denied several motions to reconsider its Sept. 4 decision that the state’s charter-school law is unconstitutional, which means the ruling is expected to become final on Dec. 14.
There’s never been a figure in Washington politics quite like Frank Chopp.
A Winlock wood buyer and his lumber mill pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to violating the Lacey Act for trafficking in big leaf maple cut on national forest land, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.
For the next six weeks, University of Washington scientists will be working with NASA to study precipitation in one of the rainiest parts of the country, during one of its rainiest seasons. With high-tech weather radars, weather balloons, ground instruments and NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory, scientists will be watching rain and snow storms on Washington’s famously wet Olympic Peninsula.
An autopsy will be completed Friday on the infant found buried in a backyard near Shelton and authorities have said no determination on charges or arrests will be made until the examination is completed, the Olympian reported Wednesday.
Haggen Food &Pharmacy is now exploring whether to sell all of its stores.
Weyerhaeuser is buying Plum Creek for $8.4 billion to form the nation’s largest private owner of timberland, the Seattle-area firms announced Sunday.
Two retired University of Washington professors were among a group of 20 scientists that recently urged the Obama administration to launch federal racketeering investigations of “corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change.”