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Olive Lake Campground will temporarily close

PENDLETON, Ore.-- Olive Lake Campground and associated day uses will be temporarily closed effective Friday, September 17th, according to a press release sent by a Umatilla National Forest official.  According to the press release, the campground is closed while contractors…

Fred Meyer launching new delivery service

BELLEVUE, Wash.-- Want your groceries delivered in 30 minutes or less and right to your doorstep? Fred Meyer and QFC are launching "Delivery Now" nationwide. The goal is to bring customers what they want. Instacart's virtual convenience store is powering…

The entire state of Idaho is now under crisis standards of care

BOISE, Idaho — Crisis Standards of Care have been activated for hospitals across the entire state of Idaho. This is a direct result of the massive increase of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization. The influx of COVID patients is putting a strain on the state’s hospital system and exhausting all existing resources. CSC was activated in North Idaho earlier this month,…

Woman breaches security at WA governor’s residence

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was able to enter the secure grounds of the governor’s residence Wednesday morning before being stopped by the Washington State Patrol. The Northwest News Network reports Gov. Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee…

AG Ferguson: Biden admin 'cruel' for fighting Hanford worker law

SEATTLE — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sounded off Tuesday, saying the Biden administration sought to challenge Washington’s law aiding workers compensation access for sick Hanford workers: REPORT: Over 57% of Hanford workers exposed to hazards  “The Trump administration…

State workers seek exemptions to Washington vaccine mandate

Leo CorreaFILE – In this Wednesday, July 28, 2021 file photo, a health worker administers a dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson in the Medina neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. The World Health Organization and partners said on Tuesday, Sept. 14 they hope to provide Africa with about 30% of the COVID-19 vaccines they need by February, badly…

Washington state records over 7,000 deaths from COVID-19

Ted S. WarrenFILE – In this Friday, April 17, 2020 file photo, a health worker arrives to take a nose swab sample as part of testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Seattle. With COVID-19 on the rise again and many nursing home staffers unvaccinated, families still lack easy access to crucial Medicare immunization data…

Travel clinic offers free vaccinations in Pasco

PASCO, Wash. — Medical Teams International is running free vaccination clinics around Pasco this week. The first clinic is Tuesday, Sept. 14, running until 7 p.m. at the Old Boys and Girls Club, 333 Court Street. "Our team is coming…