Regional News

West Nile virus: Tests confirm Washington’s first death from disease in 2016


Aug 17, 2016
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the first death due to West Nile virus this year in Washington. A…





Wildfire suppression bill by Rep. Joel Kretz signed into law


May 08, 2015
House Bill 2093, aimed at reforming the way Washington state responds to wildfires and allows locals to safely intervene, was…

Enrollment Ends May 31 for Washington’s GET Program


May 06, 2015
Parents wanting to save for college have until midnight on May 31 to open a Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) account before…

Rep. Newhouse Leads 36 Members to Urge National Delisting of Gray Wolf Under Endangered Species Act


Apr 29, 2015
Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) led 36 Members in a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and…

U.S. Forest Service to Hold Forest-Level Listening Sessions


Apr 23, 2015
The Pacific Northwest (OR, WA) and Pacific Southwest (CA) Regions of the U.S. Forest Service are beginning a public conversation…

State health officials announce revised guideline for prescribing narcotics ? public comments period begins


Apr 22, 2015
State health leaders have issued a revised guideline on pain management. The draft document includes updated recommendations on…