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Massive die-off hits fir trees across Pacific Northwest

December 4, 2022, 6:03am Latest News

Fir trees in Oregon and Washington died in record-breaking numbers in 2022, according to as-yet unpublished research conducted by the U.S. Forest Service. Read story

$275,000 payout follows Culp’s alleged mishandling of case

December 4, 2022, 6:02am Northwest

A lawsuit accusing Loren Culp and other police of botching a child sexual-abuse investigation and trying to intimidate the victim has been settled, with Ferry County and the city of… Read story

Yakama Nation elder Virginia Beavert celebrates new book and her 101st birthday

December 4, 2022, 5:40pm Northwest

Virginia Beavert smiled broadly as she headed inside the Yakama Nation Museum and saw the crowd eagerly awaiting her visit Tuesday. Read story

Spokane-based startup Slate Dental launches electric flosser

December 4, 2022, 5:40pm Northwest

A Spokane-based startup has developed a product that it says will be a game changer for preventing cavities and gum disease. Read story

One Washington school district helped homeless students graduate. Can others?

December 4, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

In April of his senior year at Timberline High School, after years of conflict at home, Mikel Jake “MJ” Dizon became homeless. Read story

Fish farming in Washington goes back millennia — how will it survive?

December 4, 2022, 6:02am Northwest

A seed-grading machine obnoxiously whirred as tiny oyster shells shimmied through three levels of screens and shot out into empty buckets last week. Read story

‘We weren’t rich, but we had everything’: As a Ukrainian family adjusts to life in a Spokane hotel, a longing persists for the one left behind

December 4, 2022, 6:00am Northwest

A small house nestled a few blocks from the sea with a workshop out back. Two young children running around, keeping their parents blissfully exhausted. Family nearby to help out in times of need and share in moments of joy. The Kurilovas had everything that mattered. Read story

Washington D.C. Roll Call report

December 4, 2022, 5:27am Northwest

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Read story

Sunnyside OKs agreement to build biomethane plant

December 4, 2022, 5:26am Northwest

Sunnyside’s city council has approved an agreement with the Port of Sunnyside and Pacific Ag to construct infrastructure for a new renewable natural gas plant near Sunnyside. Read story

Flu activity up in Cowlitz County, across Washington

December 3, 2022, 7:46pm Northwest

Cowlitz County schools are seeing more staff and student absences as cold and influenza season sets in, with flu activity statewide rising dramatically in the past month, according to Department of Health data. Read story