Portland records hottest day ever amid Northwest scorcher
By Sara Cline And Rebecca Boone Jun. 25, 2021 06:35 PM EDT
Pacific Northwest braces for record-breaking heat wave
By Nicholas K. Geranios Jun. 24, 2021 03:04 PM EDT
Gonzaga to require COVID-19 vaccines for students
Jun. 11, 2021 04:53 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga University is joining the list of schools that will require students to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to...
Washington's 'joints for jabs' vaccine program falling flat
By Gene Johnson Jun. 09, 2021 08:41 PM EDT
EWU says students & faculty must get vaccine to be in class
Jun. 03, 2021 04:04 PM EDT
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Eastern Washington University officials have decided that students and staff must get a COVID-19 vaccine to be on campus. That's a...
Some ag groups upset with Inslee over farm worker rules
By Nicholas K. Geranios May. 25, 2021 03:39 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some top agriculture groups are upset with Washington Gov. Inslee because farm workers were not covered in last week's announcement that...
Governor signs $59 billion, two-year budget for Washington
By Nicholas K. Geranios May. 18, 2021 07:01 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed a $59 billion, two-year state operating budget that he said would help provide relief and...
Washington governor signs agriculture worker overtime bill
By Nicholas K. Geranios May. 11, 2021 04:27 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Agricultural workers in Washington state would become eligible for overtime pay under a bill signed Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee...
Gov. Inslee: WA has entered 4th surge of COVID-19
Apr. 22, 2021 09:09 PM EDT
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that Washington state has entered its fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Inslee...
Washington follows feds in halting use of J&J vaccine
By Nicholas K. Geranios Apr. 13, 2021 02:26 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington is immediately halting the use of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus, following the guidance...
Biz groups ask governor not to roll some counties to Phase 2
By Nicholas K. Geranios Apr. 10, 2021 02:37 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly 70 state business organizations are urging Gov. Jay Inslee to delay for three weeks any decision to return some counties to more...
State's 1st federal mass vaccination site opens in Yakima
By Nicholas K. Geranios Mar. 31, 2021 11:39 AM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Just in time for the asparagus harvest that will employ large numbers of farm workers, the federal government has opened a mass COVID-19...
North Idaho expands vaccine access because of lack of demand
Mar. 25, 2021 01:08 PM EDT
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A decline in demand for the COVID-19 vaccine in far North Idaho has prompted officials to open access to all people 16 and older,...
Gonzaga planning in-person commencement ceremonies
Mar. 23, 2021 01:00 PM EDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga University is planning five in-person commencement ceremonies this year. The Spokesman-Review reports the...
Spokane County to end agreement with raceway
Feb. 24, 2021 02:21 PM EST
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane County will cut ties with the operator of the Spokane County Raceway as limitations imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic hamper...
Farmers sue state over COVID-19 rules for migrant workers
By Nicholas K. Geranios Feb. 02, 2021 11:49 AM EST
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two farm groups are suing the state of Washington for failing to revise emergency regulations that seek to protect migrant farmworkers...
Airplane plant closing in Spokane suburb, costing 130 jobs
Jan. 28, 2021 11:08 AM EST
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An aerospace factory in the Spokane area that once employed around 600 people is closing. Triumph Composite Systems...
Washington health officials: residents only for vaccines
Jan. 28, 2021 08:43 AM EST
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Upcoming mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be limited only to people who live or work in Washington state, the state Department of...
Bill to expand sports gambling introduced in Legislature
By Nicholas K. Geranios Jan. 21, 2021 12:34 PM EST
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to expand sports gambling in Washington state beyond Indian casinos and into privately-owned card rooms has been introduced in the...
Ag industry wants farmworkers prioritized for vaccinations
By Nicholas K. Geranios Jan. 15, 2021 02:34 PM EST