EPHRATA — Grant County PUD commissioners will discuss a temporary 4 percent rate cut for residential, irrigation, and small and medium commercial customers at its June 9 meeting.

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees may declare a “severe financial crisis” this month as the university faces unprecedented drops in state funding and other revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic.

VANCOUVER — Vancouver Public Schools director Mark Stoker resigned Monday after fallout from his tweet suggesting that fire hoses be used to quell demonstrators protesting police brutality against the black community.

SEATTLE — The Columbia is the great river of the West, winding from the north to meet its largest tributary, the Snake in Eastern Washington, then dividing the states of Oregon and Washington on its push to the sea. Big and powerful, its wild energy has been tamed to engineered stair steps c…

MOSES LAKE — A little history was made in Moses Lake when an AeroTEC Cessna Caravan, powered entirely by batteries, took off, flew for 30 minutes and landed successfully at Grant County International Airport on Thursday.

SEATTLE — A Snohomish County man who was the country’s first confirmed COVID-19 patient was probably not the source of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state, according to a new genetic analysis by an international group of scientists.

OLYMPIA — In response to a dramatic rise in incidents of impostor fraud, when an individual using stolen personal information fraudulently applies for unemployment benefits, the state Employment Security Department has been ramping up its fraud protections.

SEATTLE — Classified as essential workers, Boeing employees have continued to go into the aircraft factories for weeks, weighing risks to the safety of themselves and their loved ones against the need for a paycheck, and relying on the efficacy of newly defined company safety protocols. So f…