The Yakima Basin Integrated Plan is designed to improve the region’s water supply security in the face of future droughts, but a new outside review says that the plan might not provide enough water storage.
YAKIMA — Yakima County commissioners on Tuesday approved a preliminary operating budget for next year that anticipates revenue increases in several areas and hands out roughly $1 million in pay increases to employees.
OLYMPIA — Former state senator Joyce Mulliken, past Port of Moses Lake manager Col. Clyde Owen and three other Columbia Basin residents complained to the state’s public disclosure commission that county prosecutor candidate Garth Dano erroneously listed them as supporters in a political ad and Facebook post.
SPOKANE — The U.S. Department of Energy’s inspector general on Monday said it could not determine if a whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was fired for raising safety concerns because two contractors failed to provide all the documents needed in the investigation.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray called for mutual respect among the city’s diverse communities Monday while signing into law a resolution designating the second Monday of each October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
YAKIMA — A 14-year-old Naches Valley High School student is being held in a juvenile facility after Yakima County Sheriff’s investigators said he made “very detailed plans” to kill three other students.
SEATTLE — Counting all the ups and downs, he had climbed more than 15,000 feet to get here — past yawning crevasses and over cliffs where a single misstep could send a rope team tumbling. His party was pummeled by a lightning storm so ferocious it stood one woman’s hair on end. Gale-force winds threatened to shred their tents.