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5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes western Montana, Washington

Several strong earthquakes hit western Montana early Thursday.The U.S. Geological Survey says a preliminary magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck midnight Thursday about 6 miles southeast of Lincoln, 36 miles northwest of Helena and 67 miles east of Missoula. It had a…

Washington becomes 5th state to guarantee paid family leave

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that makes Washington the fifth state to guarantee paid family leave.The measure signed Wednesday offers eligible workers 12 weeks paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or for the serious medical condition of the worker or the worker's family member beginning in 2020 - or 16 weeks for a combination of both. An additional two weeks may be used if there is a serious health condition with a pregnancy.

Search continues for missing skier at Mount Rainer

Park officials will continue searching for a 30-year-old man who they believe fell through a snow bridge into Pebble Creek on Monday.The 30-year-old, who's name has not been released, was skiing from Camp Muir to Paradise when he fell into…

DUI at cause in Richland accident

Washington State Patrol reports a DUI is at cause for an accident that injured one totaled two out of three of the cars involved.Around 8:30 Tuesday night Tyler Melberg, 29-years-old, was driving a 2014 Toyota Tacoma pickup west on State…

West Richland Officer involved shooting

West Richland Police Department report an officer involved shooting around 11:30 p.m.West Richland Police and Benton County Deputies responded to a domestic violence call on the 3700 Block of Hazelwood.Police report upon their arrival a male exited a home with…

Inaugural Apple Jam highlights 4th of July celebrations

The City of Yakima is celebrating the 4th of July with their annual carnival and, this year, including Apple Jam: Battle of the Bands. Twelve acts will take the stage, six solo acts and six bands, and compete for cash awards totaling $1,500 dollars.