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From spuds to famous potato salad: Reser’s opens state-of-the-art Pasco plant

September 23, 2022, 9:19am Business

A new Reser’s Fine Foods plant in Pasco is a testament to how the company, which started in a farmhouse kitchen, became one of the most successful private businesses in the country. Read story

Emily Pinzur wears an earring that says ?Choice,? that pairs with one on her other ear that says ?Pro? during a walkout, rally, and march in support of abortion rights that began at Seattle Central College in Seattle, Washington on May 26, 2022.

Ahead of midterms, Washington voters say abortion, economy are key issues

Emily Pinzur wears an earring that says ?Choice,? that pairs with one on her other ear that says ?Pro? during a walkout, rally, and march in support of abortion rights that began at Seattle Central College in Seattle, Washington on May 26, 2022.

September 23, 2022, 6:02am Northwest

Washington voters are heading into the midterm elections with abortion rights, the economy and political polarization at the top of their minds, according to a new Crosscut/Elway poll. Read story

State Patrol trooper shot in Walla Walla, suspect in custody

September 22, 2022, 7:10pm Northwest

A Washington State Patrol trooper was shot and seriously hurt Thursday in Walla Walla, according to law enforcement officials. Read story

Washington COVID, monkeypox levels down as prevention efforts continue

September 22, 2022, 3:28pm Latest News

Viral infection levels continue to trend downward in Washington, bringing the state into a “cautiously optimistic” place as COVID-19 and monkeypox prevention efforts continue. Read story

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Hold onto your plants! Farmers’ Almanac predicts Vancouver’s first frost will be Oct. 15

(The Columbian files)

September 22, 2022, 1:34pm Latest News

As the first day of fall arrives Sept. 22, the first frost of the year is not far behind, potentially harming your hanging baskets as well as your garden. Read story

FILE - Menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products are displayed at a store in San Francisco on May 17, 2018. The U.S. government is set to release its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. On Thursday, April 28, 2022, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf previewed the announcement in congressional testimony, saying the proposal would reduce disease and death among smokers and help many quit.

Judge rules against Oregon county’s ban on flavored tobacco

FILE - Menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products are displayed at a store in San Francisco on May 17, 2018. The U.S. government is set to release its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. On Thursday, April 28, 2022, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf previewed the announcement in congressional testimony, saying the proposal would reduce disease and death among smokers and help many quit.

September 22, 2022, 1:26pm Health

A judge in Oregon’s Washington County has ruled against the county’s 2021 ban on flavored tobacco products, meaning adults over 21 can still buy them. Read story

Seattle median household income hits $110,000, census data shows

September 22, 2022, 11:32am Northwest

The pandemic changed a lot of things about Seattle, but here's one thing that's continued unabated: The city kept growing wealthier. Read story

Oregon students’ math, reading skills plummet post-pandemic

September 22, 2022, 11:28am Northwest

The math, reading and writing skills of Oregon students have plummeted in the wake of the pandemic and the school disruptions that came with it, state education officials said. Read story

Seattle is America’s fastest-cooling housing market, Redfin says

September 22, 2022, 11:27am Northwest

The Seattle-area housing market cooled faster in recent months than any other spot in the country, highlighting the squeeze rising interest rates are putting on an expensive market. Read story

Idaho asks judge to rethink temporary block on abortion ban

September 22, 2022, 11:27am Latest News

Attorneys for the state of Idaho say a federal judge misinterpreted the law when he blocked part of a strict new abortion ban, and they say another law blocking all abortions after about six weeks' gestation should also remain in effect. Read story