Lower Valley

House approves measures to recruit more teachers

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The full House in Washington has passed a bill that would institute a number of measures aimed at reducing a reported shortage of public school teachers such as an initiative to recruit new teachers. Senate Bill…

Washington Senate passes bill on police body cameras

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Senate passed a bill that limits broad requests for police body-camera videos while keeping key footage available to the public. The chamber passed House Bill 2362 on a 37-9 vote, but since it was amended…

Washington high school students to need chickenpox vaccine

APNewsNow. OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Department of Health is letting parents know that all students at public and private high schools must be vaccinated for chickenpox beginning this fall. Officials say they hope parents will get their teens…

Yakama Nation to get $7.2 million in lawsuit settlement

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Yakama Nation will soon get $7.2 million as part of a settled class action lawsuit involving hundreds of tribes. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the $940 million settlement was approved in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, district…

First Case of Zika Virus Reported in Washington

PRESS RELEASE: WA State Dept. of HealthOLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health received confirmation today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that a Mason County man in his 20's, who visited a Thurston County hospital,…

WA Senate rejects reversal of transgender bathroom rule

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The full Senate has rejected a bill that would eliminate Washington's new rule allowing transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms in public buildings consistent with their gender identity. Senate Bill 6443 failed by one…

Sunnyside Man Wanted for Allegedly Stabbing Another Man

Sunnyside Police identify twin brothers as suspects in yesterday's stabbing of a 32-year-old man at a laundromat on the 100 block of West Lincoln Avenue. Police arrested Jose A. Linares, but it's his brother, Jose Pedro Linares, who is still…

Union Gap Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

Union Gap Police seek the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect. Police say a Hispanic man allegedly robbed the Kohl's department store on Sunday, January 17th just before 6 PM. The suspect was observed on surveillance cameras taking items…

Sunnyside Schools Superintendent resigning following DUI arrest

Sunnyside School District Superintendent Rick Cole will resign, following a second arrest on drunken driving charges last weekend. Sunnyside School Board President Stephen Winfree says Cole has submitted his resignation effective at the end of the school year. Cole was…