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…





Washington drivers reminded to remove studded tires by March 31


Mar 24, 2016
With spring’s arrival, the Washington State Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that studded tires must be…

AG announces LCD claims process for WA consumers to recover share of $63 million


Mar 17, 2016
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the claims process for consumers to recover their share of a $63 million recovery…

Steelhead fishing to close on a section of the Upper Columbia River and two tributaries


Mar 08, 2016
ACTION:  Closure of steelhead fishing on the upper Columbia River, including the Okanogan and Similkameen Rivers.   SPECIES…

State notifies 91,000 Apple Health (Medicaid) clients of data breach by Health Care Authority employee


Feb 10, 2016
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) discovered that the personal identification information and private health…

New state-led clean water rule proposed


Feb 03, 2016
The Department of Ecology today released a new draft clean water rule (also known as the fish consumption rule) that contains a…