central washington

Birth Defects
5:27 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Listening Session Scheduled About Central Wash. Birth Defects

Three counties in Central Washington have seen an unsually high number of babies born with anencephaly from 2010-2013. No one is sure of the cause. Taking prenatal folic acid is one way to prevent the fatal birth defect.
Credit Ragesoss / Wikimedia Commons

Over the past three years, central Washington has seen unusually high numbers of babies born with a rare birth defect. No one has determined a cause. Public health officials are holding two listening sessions this week to learn more from community members.

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Wanapum Dam
5:10 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Crack In Wanapum Dam Symptom Of Several Big Problems

This graphic form the Grant PUD shows the sequence of events that led to the crack in Wanapum Dam.
Grant PUD

A host of problems caused the massive crack in Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River in central Washington. That’s the news out of a Grant County utility district meeting Tuesday.

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Latino Features third story
7:41 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Why Can't This Man Win The Northwest's Most Hispanic District?

Photo of Pablo Gonzalez.
Photo Credit: Jessica Robinson

Is the Latino candidate in Washington's first majority-minority district a shoo-in? Not so much.

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