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New Poll Shows Possible Confusion on Gun Initiatives

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A new poll on two competing gun initiatives on the November ballot shows that both could pass, indicating voter confusion over what the conflicting background check measures do. The results released Tuesday by pollster Stuart Elway…

DOE Discusses Hanford Clean-up

The US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management and Office of River Protection is hosting a town hall meeting to share information on the DOE's proposal to the state to ammend the 2010 Consent Decree. That's the Tri-Party Agreement…

All Oso Victims Identified

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- The Snohomish County medical examiner's office has now identified all 36 victims it has received from the Oso mudslide. The office added the name Friday of 14-year-old Denver M. Harris of Arlington who was killed by…

President Obama to visit scene of deadly Oso mudslide

OSO, Wash. - President Obama will travel to Oso later this month to view the devastation from the recent mudslide and meet with the families affected by this disaster, officials confirmed.White House officials said the president also plans to meet…

Victim of Natural Gas Explosion Released from Burn Unit

An employee injured in the natural gas explosion at the Williams Northwest Pipline Plant Monday morning is relased from a burn unit Portland today. 61-year-old Michael Yunker was taken to the burn unit following the explosion after suffering burns to…

West Coast lawmakers seek funding for quake alert

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two dozen U.S. lawmakers from California, Washington and Oregon are calling for funding of an earthquake warning system designed to give residents a few seconds of notice of imminent shaking after a quake occurs. An alert…

Baby Dies While Napping

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- The Chelan County sheriff's office says a 5-month-old boy died while taking a nap Wednesday evening in the same bed with a 2-year-old and an adult man. He told deputies when he woke up he found…

530 Landslide Victims' Names Released

Here is the Snohomish County medical examiner's office list of publicly identified victims of the Oso landslide as of March 31. The medical examiner's office has received a total of 24 victims and so far has released the identities of…

EWU Student Under Investigation After Fatal Car Crash

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol is investigating an Eastern Washington University student in connection with a traffic accident that killed two college students near Colfax. Investigation records in the vehicular homicide probe say 21-year-old Erica Polito Moss…

Nordstrom store in Spokane closed by worker death

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Nordstrom store in downtown Spokane was closed Friday after a worker fell off a ladder and died.Details in the case were not immediately available.Spokane police were called to the store Friday morning and pronounced the…

Montejano Hearing Continued

Guadalupe Montejano's omnibus hearing has been continued until April 1st. Montejano is being charged with Murder in the First Degree in the death of Tamie Clark-Acevedo. On January 3rd Pasco police received a call that Tamie Clark-Acevedo was dead in…

Be the Change! Ellensburg School District Survey and Results

The Ellensburg School District (ESD) is conducting research to gage perceptions on their communication efforts. Following a series of focus groups in the Fall of 2013, the ESD is continuing their outreach efforts through a survey that the Central Communication…

Fire Burns Quickly Through Pendleton Three-Plex

A residential fire starts last night in a three-plex in Pendleton while all of the tenants are home. Luckily everyone was able to make it out of the residence. The Pendleton Fire Department received the 911 call about the fire…

Homeward Bound Program Unveiling

Gordon Trucking, in partnership with IMagic and the Washington State Patrol (WSP) highlight the Homeward Bound Program this morning with the addition of a missing child to their fleet that includes posters of missing children from Washington and Oregon. 17-year-old…

Oregon Senate OKs Internet voting study

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Senate says the state should look into the possibility of letting Oregonians vote online.Lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that would order the secretary of state to name a work group to examine the…