Northwest

Northwest residents urged to stay alert as storms roll in

Weather officials urged Northwest residents to remain alert Sunday as more rain was predicted to fall in an area with lingering water from extreme weather earlier this month. “There’s some good news and some pending news,” said Steve Reedy, a…

Enrollment drop could cost WA schools $500M in state funding

SEATTLE (AP) — New state data shows school systems in Washington still have not recovered their enrollment losses from the pandemic. The Seattle Times reports that between October 2019 and October 2020, 39,000 fewer students enrolled in public school, about a 3.5%…

Ephrata man hit by car passes away from injuries

EPHRATA, Wash. -- A 63-year-old man has died from injuries he suffered when he was hit by a car while walking in Ephrata. Rubio A. Angel was walking on D St NE on November 7 when he was hit. Martha…

People in Whitman County can now get tested for COVID at home

WHITMAN CO., Wash. -- Self-administered COVID tests are now available for people in Whitman County. The "Say Yes! COVID Test" program offers free, rapid test kits to households. People in Whitman County can order testing kits online that will be…

Eastbound I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass reopens

Eastbound I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass has reopened following a brief closure caused by spinouts. The Washington Department of Transportation said traction tires are advised. Westbound I-90 is also open, and traction tires are advised as…

State flood damage inspectors headed to northwest Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — State flood inspectors are in northwest Washington’s Whatcom County this week to formally assess the level of damage and dollar impact from severe flooding after days of rain fueled by an atmospheric river last week in…

Wolf killed in Washington state for preying on cattle

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Monday that an adult male wolf was killed in Columbia County, drawing criticism from wildlife advocates who contend endangered wolves should not be slain for preying on livestock.…