Ukraine Invasion Hits Gas Prices and Food Insecurity Varies
The Russian invasion of Ukraine boosted fuel prices last week, for the ninth straight week. U.S. fuel prices increased, with gas climbing 7.5 cents to an average of $3.59 per gallon.
Washington State Recommends Vaccinated Wear Masks Indoors
Inslee also said the state will continue to require that all students and employees of K-12 schools wear masks
Inslee Extends Virus Restrictions Until Jan. 11
Gov. Jay Inslee is extending restrictions on businesses and social gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic for another week. Inslee said the restrictions are now due to expire Jan. 11.
Only a Fraction of Vaccine has Been Used in Washington
Data from the Washington state Department of Health shows only a fraction of the more than 356,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine delivered here have been used.
2 Winter Storms Expected to Dump Snow in the Cascades
Skiers and snowboarders are getting a double dose of good news as 2021 approaches. Two storms are set to bring several feet of new snow to the Cascades this weekend.
COVID Restrictions Extended Through January 4
The current set of restrictions that took effect last month _ including limiting restaurants and bars to to-go service and outdoor dining _ were set to expire Dec. 14
Governor Jay Inslee Wins Third Term
Governors in Washington state aren’t subject to term limits, though most haven’t served more than two terms.
Amazon Seeks to Hire 100,000 to Keep up With Surge in Orders
Amazon says it needs to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. to keep up with a crush of orders as the coronavirus spreads and keeps more people at home, shopping online.
Investigation Finds Spokane Owner’s Dogs Killed Wallabies
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A veterinarian's report shows that three pet wallabies killed in their Spokane yard were mauled by their owner's two dogs. The Spokesman-Review reports that the owner had alerted police after she discovered the dead wallabies earlier this month and said a person was to blame...
White Pass Officials Mourn Death Of Skier
Officials say a 31-year-old man from Randall has died in an avalanche near White Pass Ski Area. 31-year-old Adam Roberts was skiing out of bounds with a friend Tuesday evening when he triggered an avalanche. White Pass Ski Area spokeswoman Kathleen Goyette confirmed his death Wednesday, saying people at the ski area had known him since he was young and that he was an experienced outdoors enthusias
State Senator Initiates Review of Racist Geographic Names
SEATTLE (AP) — State Sen. Pramila Jayapal has initiated a review of ethnically and racially offensive geographic names in Washington state. The Democrat from Seattle is working with the state Department of Natural Resources to begin working to change the names...