Northwest News

Washington Legislature: What passed, what stalled

Washington lawmakers adjourned their 60-day session after passing what they hope is the final piece of a long-running education funding mandate, along with a one-time property tax cut for homeowners.

Yakima Hispanic Chamber hosting fundraiser for annual scholarship fund

A local restaurant is helping its community by raising money for scholarships.The Mexican restaurant Xochimilco in Union Gap is teaming up with the Yakima Hispanic Chamber for the 17th Annal Cinco de Mayo celebration.All of the money raised during Thursday's…

Eastern Oregon University receives 'rural' designation

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) - Eastern Oregon University has been designated by the state legislature as Oregon's Rural University.The East Oregonian reports the designation - which passed both chambers of the legislature unanimously and was signed by the Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday - doesn't come with a boost in state funding or new rules for how the university is run.

Senate passes one-time statewide property tax cut

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate has passed a one-time statewide property tax cut over the objections of Republicans who argued that majority Democrats improperly paid for it by redirecting revenue that would normally go to emergency reserves.Senate Bill 6614 passed on a 25-23 vote Wednesday and now heads to the House for consideration.

Camp Hope will remain open until June

Camp Hope's temporary winter shelter located at Englewood Avenue will continue to stay open through the end of June.The decision comes after a 6-1 vote in favor of the winter shelter.It is estimated the shelter provides housing to about 100…

Sheriff: Body found near Washington bunker was decapitated

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State sheriff says the body of a woman found near a gun- and ammo-filled bunker last weekend had been decapitated, and a man wanted in the case is on the loose and possibly headed for southern or central California.