eastern washington

Ferry Update
6:24 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Remote Yet Vital Inland Northwest Ferry Crossing Gets An Upgrade

The M.V. Sanpoil makes its inaugural trip across the Columbia River at the Keller Ferry crossing. Crowds turned out for the christening, but usually there's little foot traffic on this remote ferry.
Credit Jessica Robinson

Washington's most famous ferries are in Puget Sound. But another, inland ferry operated by the state has been quietly shuttling cars across the Columbia River since 1948. And Wednesday, that ferry crossing got a badly needed update. Correspondent Jessica Robinson was at the christening of the new vessel and has this story.

Read more
WA Political Divide
8:35 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Eastern WA's Red Counties Overwhelmed By Blue

This map shows shows Washington's political divide, at least in the open race for governor.
Credit Photo Credit: Washington Secretary of State

Last night’s election put Washington’s electoral map on display. For the most part, western counties near the Puget Sound voted one way, while Eastern Washington voted more conservative on the issues of same-sex marriage, legalizing marijuana and in the race for governor.

Read more