YAKIMA — Just over half the pickers working in Sundquist Fruit's orchards east of Yakima this summer were hired from Mexico through the H2-A guest worker program, which is supplying more of the region's agricultural workforce every year.
Conflict over the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) killing a pack of wolves to protect ranchers’ cattle has boiled over to death threats and the withdrawal from the debate by a researcher who had put himself at the center of it.
BELLINGHAM — With plenty of supply and no major disruptions, drivers across the United States saved about $18.9 billion this summer compared with the year before, according to the latest data from GasBuddy, an online site that tracks gasoline prices.
SEATTLE — Close to 3,000 Seattle police dashboard-camera videos were lost in July because of a computer glitch, including some that were to be used as evidence in various criminal investigations, city officials said.
SEATTLE — Public-health officials have temporarily closed Tibbetts beach on Lake Sammamish after more than a dozen children reported getting sick after swimming there on Friday, according to Public Health — Seattle & King County.
SEATTLE — Pediatricians around the country are asked almost daily about delaying routine childhood vaccines — or refusing them entirely, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Washington expert.