Northwest News

Reservoir Behind Wanapum Dam to Begin Filling

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) -- Enough repairs have been made to the cracked Wanapum Dam to soon allow the reservoir to partially refill. The Grant County Public Utility District said Tuesday the reservoir could be raised 17 feet above its current…

Oregon Employers Add 9,900 Jobs in October

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- State figures show that Oregon employers went on a hiring spree this fall, adding nearly 10,000 jobs in October. The state Employment Department said Tuesday that's the largest one-month gain in jobs since August 1995, when…

Washington Hospitals Prepare for Ebola Patients

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Health Department says the risk of Ebola in Washington is low, but eight hospitals are preparing to care for Ebola patients if needed. The hospitals following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines…

Washington State Health Exchange Up and Down

SEATTLE (AP) -- It was a ragged opening weekend for the Washington state health insurance exchange where people buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The Healthplanfinder website went down after the open enrollment period began Saturday because of a…

More international students at Washington colleges

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state is among the top states attracting international students to its colleges.New data released Monday by the Institute of International Education shows the number of international students studying in Washington state has grown by 11 percent…

Air Stagnation & Freezing Fog Advisories Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Air Stagnation Advisory and we should expect stagnant conditions through the beginning of the week with freezing fog.The areas under the advisory are: The cities of...The Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Arlington, The Dalles, Boardman,…

Thanksgiving Travel to Increase this Year

With Thanksgiving weeks away, TripAdvisor conducted its annual Thanksgiving travel survey and 43% of Americans plan to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. More travelers plan to drive than fly this year. Below are the survey highlights: The roads will be…

Burglars caught in the act in Kittitas Co.

Two Ellensburg residents were arrested in the early morning hours yesterday while in the process of breaking into a home on Upper Green Canyon Road. 32 year old Shane Hughes and 51 year old Audrey Gibson-Lyman were both arrested early…

Friday School Closures and Delays

We do have some school closures and delays for Friday, November 14th. The Pendleton School District closed Friday The Hawthorne Early Learning Center in Pendleton closed Friday. The Stanfield School District closed Friday. Athena-Weston School District closed Friday Helix School…

Winter Driving Tips

Here are some very specific winter driving tips from a former Pasco police officer, Bill Blosser: Enemies of safe driving that you can control: 1. Speed (Basic Speed Rule / driving too fast for conditions), 2. Kinetic energy (momentum stored…

Winter Weather Advisory

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect For Umatilla and Hermiston, OR until 4 pm PST Friday.* snow accumulations: An additional 3 to 5 inches of snow are possible across the lower Columbia Basin of Oregon and the Eastern Columbia…

Report Recommends Jail Time for Steven Powell

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A state corrections officer has recommended that the father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell serve 60 days in jail for failing to get court-ordered sexual deviancy treatment. The officer says Steven Powell continues to put…

Snow Forecast

With more winter weather heading our way, many are asking, "How much snow will I get?" Here's a breakdown from the National Weather Service. Yakima - Thursday Snow likely after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill…

Winter Driving Safety

Kennewick Police Dept.-Press Release Winter will be upon us shortly. We went from the leaves are changing colors to the mornings are colder and we are about to experience snow. To help all of us prepare for the winter and…

Morgan Murphy Launches Phase 3

KAPP/KVEW-TV's parent company, Morgan Murphy media, is launching Phase 3, a new digital agency, next week. Below is more information on this new effort. The launch is on November 18th: The newest member of the Morgan Murphy Media Family in…

Sound Off on Proposed Fishing Rules

NEWS RELEASE: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife OLYMPIA - The public will have more time to review proposed changes to fishing rules for the Columbia River Basin under an extended comment period announced today by the Washington Department of…

"Top Ten" Winter Weather Safety Tips

With cold weather and a snow advisory anticipated to hit our area of the state this week, the Yakima Fire Department is recommending the following "Top Ten" safety tips to get you ready. Clean your chimney. If you burn firewood,…

Newhouse Claims Victory in 4th Dist. Race

UPDATE: Letter from Dan Newhouse Dear Friends,As you can imagine, I have been watching the votes being counted in the race to determine the next representative from the 4th Congressional District. Even though it is only our Secretary of State…

WSU's Falk Named Pac-12 Player of Week

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk is the Pac-12 offensive player of the week. Falk, a redshirt freshman making his first start in place of the injured Connor Halliday, was 44-61 for 471 yards and threw 5 TD's in leading the…

Postal Service Hacked

Postal Service Says It Is Victim of Hacking Attack WASHINGTON --By TOM RAUM Associated Press The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have…

Washington Class Size Initiative Barely Passing

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The last mail-in ballots to be counted in Washington should decide whether a class size initiative passes. They'll also determine the extent of Republican gains in both the state Senate and House. Ballots counted last week…

Reservists Deploying to West Africa

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- About 15 Air Force reservists from Joint Base Lewis-McChord are scheduled to deploy Saturday to west Africa to help fight Ebola. The 446th Airlift Wing says they're going to Senegal to help load and…