Nearly 160 Tons Of Food Manufactured In Washington Prison Kitchen Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recalled 319,000 pounds of food processed at a prison in Airway Heights, Washington, near Spokane. That’s after water in that community was found to be contaminated with chemicals used at nearby Fairchild Air Force Base.




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Still Too Close To Call For Oregon Pesticide Measure

May 17, 2017
RACHAEL MCDONALD / KLCC

We won’t know the final vote count on a ballot measure to ban aerial pesticide spraying in  Lincoln County, Oregon until early June. The ordinance is currently passing with a 27 vote margin.

Oregonians could be getting a kicker when they file their taxes next year. State economists said Tuesday that revenues for the current budget cycle are on track to exceed projections by a wide enough margin to trigger Oregon's unique kicker law.

The wettest spring on record in eastern Washington state not only rendered state highways and other roads impassable, it has also kept loggers from harvesting timber and shuttered one sawmill for at least two weeks.

The majority of Washingtonians with a regular driver's license will have an interesting choice to make the next time they renew—a choice possibly coming to Oregon too. Continue with the same old license they have grown accustomed to or apply for a so-called "enhanced driver license."

A crowd of women in pink Planned Parenthood T-shirts surrounded Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday morning as he signed a bill to improve access to birth control.

Candice Emmons / NOAA

 

New research shows some of the orca populations that visit the Salish Sea are booming while the orcas who spend most of their time there are suffering. 

It comes down to what the different orcas eat.

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

Federal judges in Seattle had tough questions for attorneys Monday, as they heard arguments over President Trump's travel ban.

A trio of measures Gov. Jay Inslee will sign into law Tuesday aims to make roads in Washington state safer. They include a new ban on using electronics behind the wheel.

One week ago workers found a tunnel filled with radioactive waste caved in at the Hanford nuclear site in southeast Washington. State officials and tribes are calling for quick cleanup action.

But how did we get here?

Monday marks the start of candidate filing week in Washington state. It’s the week when people running for public office must file with the secretary of state’s office. But one political contest is already underway in a big way.

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