Regional News

Hot, Dry Conditions Prompt Commissioner Franz to Enact Statewide Burn Ban

News Release


Jul 28, 2020
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz signed an order yesterday creating a statewide burn ban on all forestland under the…





New law now protects patients from surprise medical bills in Washington

Press Release


Jan 02, 2020
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, certain medical providers are prohibited from sending surprise bills to consumers in Washington state…

Ready to Quit Smoking? 'Quit, Don’t Switch' to E-Cigarettes

American Lung Association


Dec 26, 2019
Along with hitting the gym more often and starting a diet, quitting smoking tops many New Year’s resolution lists. There are…

North Central Educational Service District releases campaign


Dec 12, 2019
The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has released a public campaign to raise awareness of student safety. The…

Transportation Commission to recommend next steps on road usage charging to Legislature


Dec 11, 2019
The Washington State Transportation Commission will take action next week on policy recommendations to the Washington State…

Risk ongoing in multi-state outbreak of E.coli linked to romaine lettuce


Nov 27, 2019
Officials at the Washington State Department of Health advised the public to avoid eating romaine lettuce harvested from the…