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Study predicts decline in Dungeness crab

Dungeness crab are forecast to take a hit from ocean acidification driven by fossil- fuel combustion, according to a study released this past week.

Health systems feel impact of sharp upswing in flu cases

CENTRALIA —Health officials at the Washington State Department of Health are reminding the public influenza season is in full swing and all indicators show a large increase in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths over the past several weeks.

Amazon to add more than 100,000 jobs in U.S. hiring spree

NEW YORK — Amazon on Thursday said it will create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States — from software development to warehouse work — in its latest move to win over shoppers by investing in faster delivery.

New office could offer free legal help to military, vets

OLYMPIA — Military members and veterans would get more access to legal help and stronger consumer protection under a pair of proposals Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the Washington Legislature to consider.

Report: Salmon stocks still in decline

OLYMPIA —Salmon throughout most of Washington will need continued investment by state, federal and local organizations if they are to be saved, according to a report released Jan. 4 by the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office.

Grant PUD broadband workshop set

EPHRATA — Grant County PUD employees will present the findings of an in-depth review of the district’s broadband program at a workshop for commissioners in mid-February. Commissioners requested an evaluation of the broadband program, and general manager Kevin Nordt said it’s also one of the areas of emphasis in the district’s five-year strategic plan.

Protecting students goes high-tech

YAKIMA — Within minutes of an ammonia leak at a Zillah fruit warehouse last month, teams at each school in town began carrying out plans designed for just such an incident.