Regional News

Grizzly Bear Restoration Review Process to get Underway this Fall


Aug 22, 2014
As an initial step in the decision-making process to determine whether grizzly bears should be restored to the North Cascades…





New advisory committee created to build partnership with agricultural community


Feb 19, 2014
Invitations have been sent to a broad array of agricultural interests to participate on the Washington Department of Ecology’s…

State AG warns about Caribbean calls


Feb 12, 2014
If someone calls your cellphone from a Caribbean island but hangs up before you answer, chances are some friend wasn’t calling…

Spring black bear hunt applications due Feb. 28


Feb 12, 2014
Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2014 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of…

State adopts clean air plan and rules for wood stoves


Jan 30, 2014
The Department of Ecology adopted changes to the statewide rule and plan for solid-fuel burning devices like wood stoves,…

Kretz bill would require scientific proof before state agency action against landowners


Jan 24, 2014
In an effort to work with the state Department of Ecology (DOE) to adjust the agency’s rules and regulations on businesses’ and…