Author: The Associated Press

Inslee signs ambitious environmental protection laws

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee signed a series of bills Monday designed to strengthen the environment in Washington state. Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act, environmental justice legislation, a clean fuels standard and bills related to reducing…

Yakima County judge blocks some virus rules on farms

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has blocked some coronavirus-related restrictions on farms and orchards meant to protect farmworkers. Yakima County Superior Court Judge Blaine Gibson issued an injunction last week that stops the state from enforcing a…