LOS ANGELES — Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports asked the union representing 20,000 dockworkers on Monday to consent to federal mediation in contract negotiations, saying the parties remained far from a deal after seven months of talks.
SEATTLE— An expressway tunnel central to Seattle’s $3.1 billion roadway overhaul will not open to traffic until August 2017, extending by some nine months a delay-plagued project to replace a waterfront highway, state officials said.
LOS ANGELES — Fueled by the war on coyotes in much of the United States, debate is growing over the most humane method of executing the wily predators — as is a vigorous public push to accommodate them instead.
Federal health officials still have named no stores, brands or manufacturers connected with a growing outbreak of listeria in prepackaged caramel apples linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states, including Washington.
Fire destroyed a detached garage at 1340 Washington St. The fire, reported at 6:36 a.m., was contained to the garage and stopped before it could spread to the main house or neighboring houses, said Wenatchee Fire Battalion Chief Mitch Barnes. No one was home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries. Cause of the fire is under investigation. Wenatchee and Chelan County fire crews worked the fire.