MATTAWA — Volunteers from Mattawa and throughout Grant County repackaged and distributed more than 9,000 pounds of food to needy families in the Mattawa area recently. It’s part of a series of monthly food distributions around the county, a partnership between Quincy-area data centers and 2nd Harvest, Spokane.
A new national report holds up Washington state’s 31-year-old preschool program for low-income families as one of the best in the country, weathering good economic times and bad without sacrificing quality.
CENTRALIA — Washington’s blueberry producers are expecting to send 115 million pounds of fresh blueberries to market this season. The large harvest is expected to meet ballooning market demand that has been driven by increasing consumer awareness of the many health benefits associated with consuming blueberries.
YAKIMA — Efforts by two property owners to get the city of Yakima to give up alleys adjacent to their properties have been delayed due to confusion about whether or not those owners should pay for the property.
SEATTLE — A 55-year-old Seattle man was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree assault for allegedly threatening his husband and a Seattle police officer with large kitchen knives before the officer shot him.
SEATTLE — It’s not just Seattle that’s seeing eye-popping housing costs: Across Washington, home prices are rising faster than in any state in the country — the first time that’s happened in a quarter-century.
ELLENSBURG — A Lewis County hunter accused of illegally shooting a beloved Kittitas County bull elk claimed Tuesday he’s not responsible for the animal’s death. Rather, a state wildlife official is to blame.
ABERDEEN — A student upset over problems with his schedule and financial aid sent threatening emails to staff members at Grays Harbor College on Tuesday, prompting administrators to close down the campus and send students and faculty home in the middle of the day.
The Hanford tank farm contractor defended its protection of workers in a letter to the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council on Tuesday, a day after the union group issued a list of demands to better protect workers from chemical vapors.
SEATTLE — A Seattle woman who was punched by a Seattle police officer during her arrest in June 2014 has settled her civil lawsuit against the city for $195,000, the Seattle City Attorney’s Office said.