No charges are SEQUIM — No charges are planned against twin brothers who say they're responsible for staging a fake child abduction in a park that terrified onlookers who thought it was real, a prosecutor said Thursday.planned against twin brothers who say they're responsible for staging a fake child abduction in a park that terrified onlookers who thought it was real, a prosecutor said Thursday.
By Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian
April 18, 2014 6 a.m.
OLYMPIA — Green is everywhere in the Skookumchuck Valley, from the lush pastures grazed by cattle and horses to the forested hills that surround the rural community of mostly hobby farms just outside of Tenino.
CENTRALIA — Thinking about heading to Mount St. Helens? An unusually light snowpack in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest — specifically the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument — may have some people ready to pack the car, take the kids and head on out to the mountain. But there are no plans yet to open any areas early that normally close for the winter, according to John Givvines, visitor information specialist with the U.S. Forest Service.
BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard says he’s being deliberately provocative when he says the university is too white. The lack of diversity on college campuses a national crisis, he says.
OSO — Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month as crews dig through the devastation with a swarm of excavators.
By STEVEN DuBOIS, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 11:40 a.m.
PORTLAND — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen’s urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard says he's being deliberately provocative when he says the university in Bellingham will have failed if it's as white in the decades ahead as it is today.
By Jordan Schrader, The News Tribune
April 16, 2014 8:17 p.m.
TACOMA — The state budget is balanced over four years. On paper, anyway. The law requires a positive balance over the four years ending in mid-2017. A new budget outlook projects the state to be in the black at that point by a bare $19.5 million, in a projected budget of more than $36 billion.