By Melissa Santos, The News Tribune
April 15, 2014 7:39 p.m.
TACOMA — After meeting Monday with attorneys, state lawmakers say they’ll convene again April 29 to finalize the Legislature’s report to the state Supreme Court on a long-term plan to fund education in Washington.
By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press
April 15, 2014 7:36 p.m.
SPOKANE — Modifications on the cracked Wanapum Dam will allow migrating salmon to pass through the structure starting this week on their journey to spawning grounds, the Grant County Public Utility District said Tuesday.
As Packy, the Oregon Zoo’s beloved elephant, celebrated his 52nd birthday Monday by devouring a 40-pound cake, the veterinary staff caring for him plotted their next move in the challenging work of treating his tuberculosis.
By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
April 15, 2014 12:23 p.m.
OLYMPIA — Two competing gun initiatives on the November ballot both have enough support to pass, according to a poll released Tuesday that could indicate that many voters are confused about the measures involving background checks.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Emergency Management Division believes the 911 system is stable now, but it still wants assurances from CenturyLink there won’t be a repeat of last week’s statewide outage, Division Director Robert Ezelle said.
EVERETT — One more victim was recovered from the mudslide that hit the town of Oso, raising the death toll to 37, the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. The person’s name has not been released.
The Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the Oso mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor.