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Four people injured in collision on US-97 in Toppenish

TOPPENISH, Wash. — Four people were transported to Astria Toppenish Hospital after they were involved in a two-vehicle collision on US-97 at S.R. 22 shortly after Noon on Friday. According to a report from the Washington State Patrol (WSP), the…

Ellensburg veteran wins $100,000 through WA vaccine lottery

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — A former Coast Guardsman from Kittitas County won a $100,000 grand prize through “A Heroes Thanks;” a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for Washington state veterans through the Governor's Office and Washington's Lottery. The winner is Mark W.,…

Union workers at Fred Meyer vote to authorize strike

Fred Meyer warehouse workers have voted unanimously to authorize a strike, which could disrupt food distribution at 180 locations across the Pacific Northwest as early as Monday. KOIN reports that contract negotiations between Teamsters Local 117 and Fred Meyer have been underway with little progress. Union officials added that Fred Meyer rejected a proposal to allow workers to refuse a task that would put themselves or the public in danger. Teamsters Local 117 represents roughly 500 warehouse workers with Fred Meyer, servicing stores in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. A work stoppage could go into effect as early as midnight on Monday morning.

DNR closes Eastern Washington lands for wildfire season

WENATCHEE, Wash. — While visiting the site of the Red Apple Fire, Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, formally announced the closure of all DNR lands in Eastern Washington (east of the Cascades) starting on Friday during a powerful…