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Disney on Ice coming to Washington arenas this fall

Disney Enterprises, Inc.- Domestic box office (inflation-adjusted): $1,375,730,437 – Worldwide box office: $2,640,596,802 – Movies: 4 – Years: 1994–2019 Opening with what was, at one point, the highest-earning animated film of all time, “The Lion King” broke records for being the biggest stage and screen franchise to ever exist at the time, pulling in more than $11.6 billion at its…

Gov. Inslee encourages support for Afghans and survivors in 9/11 statement

Ted S. WarrenWashington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks before signing a bill into law in Tukwila, Wash., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that levies a new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets for some residents of Washington state.OLYMPIA, Wash. — On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Jay Inslee gave a statement encouraging support for…

Northern Idaho's anti-government streak hampers COVID fight

Northern Idaho has a long and deep streak of antigovernment activism that is confounding attempts to battle a COVID-19 outbreak. The surge has overwhelmed hospitals in the deeply conservative region. A deadly 1992 standoff with federal agents near the Canadian border helped spark an expansion of radical right wing groups across the country and the area was for a long time the home of the Aryan Nations, whose leader envisioned a “White Homeland” in the county that is now among the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Hospitals in northern Idaho are so packed with COVID-19 patients that authorities announced last week that facilities would be allowed to ration health care. 

Kennewick home and car struck with multiple rounds of bullets

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Several 911 calls reported weapons complaints and referenced shots fired early Sunday morning in Kennewick, according to Kennewick Police Department (KPD). The incident happened around the 4000 block of South Vancouver Street at 2:08 a.m., according to…

Hundreds gather to remember 9/11 in Kennewick on Saturday

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Hundreds of spectators gathered at the 9/11 Memorial at the Southridge Complex in Kennewick on Saturday. The 30-minute ceremony honored those who lost their lives 20 years ago today. Afterwards, attendees walked up to the memorial…

Anti-mask demonstrators return to school despite court order

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Protesters returned to the grounds of a Vancouver, Washington high school Friday despite a judge’s attempts to quash demonstrations there. At Skyview High School protesters including Joey Gibson, founder of the Vancouver-based far-right group Patriot Prayer,…

Idaho man dies in Eastern Washington car crash

WAITSBURG, Wash. -- A man has died in Walla Walla County after a single car crash on Saturday morning. The incident happened at milepost 352 on East Highway 12. The car left the road and struck an Embankment, according to…

Another murder hornet nest found in northwest Washington

State officials say a second nest of murder hornets has been located this year in northwestern Washington state near the Canada border. The Washington State Department of Agriculture said Friday their team on the ground had found the second nest of 2021 and that eradication will happen in the next few days. Department officials say the nest is southwest of the first nest found this year. Officials say all three nests found in the past two years have been within a few miles of each other. The other two have been eradicated. The giant insects can deliver painful though rarely deadly stings to people and wipe out entire hives of honey bees.