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Idaho nuclear waste plant to get go-ahead

October 21, 2021, 5:36pm Northwest

Problems plaguing a nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho appear to be solved, U.S. officials said Thursday, and converting high-level liquid waste into safer, more easily managed solid material… Read story

Despite crisis, few in Idaho get vaccinated

October 21, 2021, 5:36pm Latest News

Major Idaho hospitals have been operating in crisis standards of care for weeks. Read story

N.W. Washington raspberry harvest down 30%

October 21, 2021, 7:15pm Northwest

BELLINGHAM (AP) — The late June record-breaking heat wave in the Pacific Northwest resulted in a significantly smaller raspberry harvest in Northwest Washington. Read story

Police: 4 killed in Tacoma shooting

October 21, 2021, 7:06pm Northwest

TACOMA — Four people were killed in a shooting in Tacoma on Thursday afternoon, police said. Read story

Great Washington ShakeOut: Drop, cover, hold on lesson of day

October 21, 2021, 5:35pm Northwest

TACOMA — It’s happened before and it’s going to again: A massive earthquake and tsunami will hit Washington. Read story

Washington sees fewer jobless claims, echoing national trend

October 21, 2021, 4:58pm Business

SEATTLE — New unemployment claims in Washington dropped last week amid a broad national decline in jobless claims. Read story

Report: COVID-19 cases dropping rapidly in Washington

October 21, 2021, 4:58pm Health

SEATTLE — COVID-19 transmission in Washington is rapidly decreasing, according to the newest modeling report from the state Department of Health. Read story

Prosecutors: Teen accused of hitting jogged charged in second hit-and-run collision

October 21, 2021, 7:45am Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — A teenager accused of hitting and killing a jogger with her car in July has now been charged for allegedly hitting another person in a separate incident. Read story

A ‘bomb cyclone’ of rain, wind headed close to Seattle

October 21, 2021, 7:40am Northwest

SEATTLE — An especially strong jet stream over the Pacific Ocean is spinning off a series of five or six weather systems, including a massive “bomb cyclone” that is expected to arrive in the Seattle area on Friday. Read story

A shopper walks past the entrance to Bi-Mart in Bagley Park Plaza.

Bi-Mart pharmacies to close

A shopper walks past the entrance to Bi-Mart in Bagley Park Plaza.

October 21, 2021, 7:40am Business

Bi-Mart will close 56 remaining pharmacies in its Idaho, Oregon and Washington stores — including the pharmacy in its very first store on Fifth Avenue in Yakima. Read story