MOSES LAKE — New development in the Columbia Basin Project will allow farmers in the Odessa Subarea aquifer to start replacing ground water irrigation systems with surface water systems. The East Columbia Irrigation District board voted Monday to allocate project water for 17,639 acres that currently use ground water.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A 33-year-old man accused of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend in Washington state, posting photos of her body online and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him has peacefully surrendered in Oregon.
SEATTLE — Voters on Tuesday approved expanding background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state, a measure supporters said would help keep guns out of dangerous hands and make it easier for police to track weapons used in crimes.
After first-day returns, Washington voters were nearly evenly split on whether to hang out a big help-wanted sign for the state’s public schools to lower class sizes and to beef up the rest of schools’ staff from principals to groundskeepers.
MARYSVILLE — After 10 emotional days weighed down by tragedy, grief and loss, Monday’s reopening of Marysville-Pilchuck High School — amid support from hundreds of community members — was called an important step in the right direction.
The U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most polluted nuclear site, according to a new report issued Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for child pornography.