Northwest News

Complaint filed against Cascade Natural Gas Corporation

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State regulators say that Cascade Natural Gas Corporation is unable to provide required documentation for nearly 40 percent of its high-pressure pipelines in the state of Washington.The Utilities and Transportation Commission filed a complaint against the…

$275K Boosts Local AmeriCorps Kids Programs

The Pasco branch of the Regional Service Corps - AmeriCorps - is set to receive $275,000 of a multimillion dollar grant to help educate children. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced Thursday that Washington state will receive…

Tri-Cities Fever will not play in 2017

This is the full statement from Tri-Cities Fever owner Teri Carr on her reasoning for putting things on hold next season: The owners of the Tri-Cities Fever, JR and Teri Carr, are announcing that the team will be going "dormant"…

Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing Washington state to require pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, rejecting an appeal from pharmacists who said they have religious objections to providing the drugs. Washington state Attorney…

Will Yakima drop the 29-year-old pit bull ban?

The Yakima City Council is reconsidering a 29-year-old ban on pit bulls within the city.Reversing the ban will be discussed at the council's June 21 meeting after a motion was made to revisit the ordinance last week by Councilwoman Carmen…

New president says WSU spending habits not sustainable

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The new president of Washington State University says the school's spending habits are not sustainable. Kirk Schulz, who took over as president on Monday, first raised concerns about WSU's financial situation in a letter posted to…

Rep. Newhouse visits local memory care facility

Rep. Dan Newhouse visited the Fieldstone Memory Car Facility in Kennewick Thursday to see first had what resources the community has for seniors in terms of memory care.Fieldstone Memory Care, which opened Sept 2015, is one of the first facilities…

Didier to potentially challenge Rep. Newhouse

The 4th Congressional District race that gained the attention of the entire state in 2014 could be set for a sequel. Congressman Dan Newhouse, a republican from Sunnyside, only beat the Eltopia farmer and former professional football player, Clint Didier,…

Bodies of missing Arlington couple found

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say they have found bodies they believe to be a missing Washington state couple. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says they were found in a remote spot north of Seattle near the couple's home. Sheriff's…

Washington, California sues over pelvic mesh implants

SEATTLE (AP) Washington state and California are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying for more than a decade the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday his office filed the consumer…