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Washington lawmakers of both parties back 13 bills meant to boost housing supply

February 1, 2023, 2:00pm Northwest

Whether through easing permitting, zoning or other regulations, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers wants to make it easier to build homes and apartments in Washington. Read story

‘A long shot’: Idaho Republican wants to talk to Oregon about movement that would absorb some of its counties

February 1, 2023, 1:59pm Latest News

The Idaho Legislature may soon ask its neighbors to the west to join a conversation about absorbing some of its counties. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee holds a copy of his speech as he sits with his wife Trudi before giving his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington state Gov. Inslee tests positive for COVID-19

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee holds a copy of his speech as he sits with his wife Trudi before giving his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 1, 2023, 1:24pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. Read story

Former undersheriff now director of Humane Society of Cowlitz County

February 1, 2023, 8:04am Northwest

The Humane Society of Cowlitz County is heading into its 50th anniversary year with a new executive director. Read story

Law enforcement officers aim their weapons at a home during a standoff in Grants Pass, Ore., on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.

Oregon kidnapping suspect dies of self-inflicted gunshot

Law enforcement officers aim their weapons at a home during a standoff in Grants Pass, Ore., on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.

February 1, 2023, 7:45am Latest News

The suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon — a man who spent little time behind bars for a similar crime in Nevada — died after shooting himself during a standoff with heavily armed police, authorities said. Read story

All 3 sites for a proposed new Washington airport are near JBLM. Is that a deal breaker?

February 1, 2023, 7:45am Northwest

A new commercial airport built near Joint Base Lewis — McChord would be incompatible with the military’s aviation operations and mission-readiness requirements, a JBLM official told The News Tribune. Read story

FILE - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., leaves the Speaker's office to walk to the House chamber, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, to attend the 14th vote for speaker of the House, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

McMorris Rodgers, first woman to lead Energy and Commerce Committee, encourages members to reach across aisle

FILE - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., leaves the Speaker's office to walk to the House chamber, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, to attend the 14th vote for speaker of the House, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

February 1, 2023, 7:44am Latest News

In her first hearing at the helm of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers signaled she intends to elevate Eastern Washington and craft bipartisan legislation as the first woman to lead the influential panel in its 227-year history. Read story

Study will gauge risks to Spokane’s water supply from pipeline running overhead

February 1, 2023, 7:44am Northwest

The Yellowstone petroleum pipeline, which runs from Montana to Washington, travels directly over the largest drinking water source in Spokane. Read story

Legislature looks to clean Spokane River PCBs with new proposal to regulate the chemicals

February 1, 2023, 7:44am Northwest

A bipartisan effort to rid the Spokane River of harmful chemicals is the latest step in the decadeslong quest to clean Washington’s waterways. Read story

A butterfly is illuminated by the late-morning sun at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. The number of Western monarch butterflies wintering along California's central coast is bouncing back after the population reached an all-time low last year.

Monarch butterflies wintering in California rebound

A butterfly is illuminated by the late-morning sun at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. The number of Western monarch butterflies wintering along California's central coast is bouncing back after the population reached an all-time low last year.

February 1, 2023, 6:00am Latest News

The population of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has rebounded for a second year in a row after a precipitous drop in 2020, but the population of orange-and-black insects is still well below what it used to be, researchers announced Tuesday. Read story