A downed power line sparked a wildfire about 6 miles northeast of Spangle that raced eastward Sunday evening through farm fields, brush and forests. Multiple homes, farm buildings and power poles burned, but no one was reported hurt.
YAKIMA — After issuing a plea for ice, water and other supplies to help Yakima's downtown homeless encampment ward off heat stroke, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services has received an "enormous" outpouring of donations from the community, staff say.
ELLIOTT STATE FOREST, Ore. — Every time Dean Finnerty sees the locked neon-yellow gate and “NoTrespassing” sign deep in Oregon’s Elliott State Forest, he bristles at the growing movement to transfer federally owned land to U.S. states.
SALMON, Idaho — Idaho wildlife managers on Monday praised family members who charged a mountain lion and rescued a young girl from the jaws of the animal which was attempting to drag her off for the kill.
YAKIMA — Negotiations could get contentious between Yakima teachers and the Yakima School District as common ground hasn't been found just yet, particularly among salary bumps and lower classroom sizes.
OLYMPIA — Washington Republicans are calling foul over a recent commercial in the governor’s race, claiming Jay Inslee’s campaign is violating federal election law by showing a photo of Donald Trump and saying he and GOP hopeful Bill Bryant are “wrong” for the state.
MOUNT VERNON — A federal agency issued new oil refinery safety recommendations Thursday that it says if not followed would leave the industry vulnerable to more incidents such as the explosion that killed seven workers in 2010 at Anacortes Tesoro Refinery.