AG Ferguson: Biden admin 'cruel' for fighting Hanford worker law

SEATTLE — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sounded off Tuesday, saying the Biden administration sought to challenge Washington’s law aiding workers compensation access for sick Hanford workers: REPORT: Over 57% of Hanford workers exposed to hazards  “The Trump administration…

White House considering vaccine mandate for federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask — a potentially major shift in policy that reflects growing concerns about the spread of the more infectious delta variant.

Report: Over 57% of Hanford workers exposed to hazards

A new state report finds that more than 57% of Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers reported exposure to hazardous materials on the former nuclear weapons production site in southcentral Washington state. The Hanford Healthy Energy Workers Board recently released its final report and recommendations on the unmet health care needs of Hanford workers. The report’s central recommendation calls for creation of a new, independent Hanford Healthy Energy Workers Center. It would provide a clearinghouse for dissemination of accepted medical and scientific literature. Important functions would also include evaluation and communication of newly available studies about Hanford-specific hazards.

Blowing Dust Advisory with gusts up to 40 MPH -Kristin

UPDATE: The blowing dust is beginning to impact visibility on some local roadways. [videoembed] #Caution in the Othello area. https://t.co/5PpbitJI2w — Trooper John Bryant (@wspd6pio) April 13, 2021 [/videoembed] Washington State Patrol Trooper John Bryant is urging caution in the…

Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter

It's February 2nd, which means it's Groundhog Day! And if you believe in the folklore, brace yourself for six more weeks of winter. The snow was lightly falling this morning at Gobbler's Knob in western Pennsylvania as Phil was pulled…