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Submitted by the U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest. Bicycles left on Washington State Ferries significantly impact ferry and U.S. Coast Guard operations. When passengers leave their bicycle on ferries, it's the duty of U.S. Coast Guard and ferry personnel to treat them as potential distress ...
The Linn County Parks and Recreation Department has formed several successful partnerships with other government agencies over the last 21 years, and director Brian Carroll hopes to ... Carroll has headed the county's Parks Department for 21 years and came to Linn County from Washington state.

Council Chair Marc Boldt said that challenge will be ongoing as the cost of providing indigent defense increases. In Washington, counties provide indigent defense services. Boldt said that Washington State Association of Counties is preparing litigation to get more funding from the state for the service.
Patty Murray's legislative effort to contain the opioid epidemic estimates the financial impacts of overdose deaths alone have cost Washington state $34 billion over the four years ending in 2016. ... In King County, according to the ADAI, deaths from heroin slightly decreased in 2016 to 118 from 132 in 2015.
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Clark County Sheriff's Office says four teenagers hospitalized last week after showing signs of drug overdoses had taken Xanax and marijuana. The Columbian reports that three of the teens were found on April 20 unconscious in an east Vancouver neighborhood, prompting the ...
With Spokane County's death rate one of the highest in the state of Washington, at 8.8 deaths per 100,000 people. In 2016 alone it cost the state of Washington $9 billion in fatalities, health care spending, addiction treatment, criminal justice, and lost productivity. Now counties across the United States are ...

Washington state under siege from the stink bug menace! ... in that Michael Bush, an entomology and pest management researcher at the Washington State University Extension - Yakima County, can't keep track of them all. ... "The first one found in Washington state was in [bordering] Clark County."
In 2015, Jefferson County ranked 30th out of 39 counties in Washington state in complete kindergarten immunizations. That year, fewer than half of the kindergarten students in Jefferson County started school with the full set of required immunizations, according to the 2015 Jefferson County Community ...
A man walks his dog on a beach on Whidbey Island, part of Island County in Washington state. (Getty Images) ... "The people may have insurance, but they may have to go to (Seattle's) King County to get their care, which isn't going to work because they probably don't have the gas money to get there.".
As a high school sophomore, Jahila Moody had a 3.7 GPA and spent every spare minute at her local dance studio. She was doing so well her family decided she should return to Seattle after spending two years in California with her sister. By the end of her junior year, she had been suspended from school, ...
The society's mission is: “To actively discover, collect, preserve and promote the heritage of Jefferson County in the state of Washington.” ... again responded to requests from county residents and held a re-organization meeting that August, with a speaker from the Washington State Historical Society.
Girls and Boys Basketball Championship - Washington State Middle School Basketball Association, today, Spokane Convention Center, 1,600 attendees. Annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show - Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 10,000 attendees. FPAWS ...
Washington has the largest ferry system in the U.S., with 10 routes on the marine highway from Tacoma to Sidney, British Columbia. Snohomish County has two ferry terminals, in Mukilteo and Edmonds. Ferries are a cheap way to spend time at sea, with fares are as low as $5 for a round-trip passenger ride ...
A nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to the plant stimulant kratom has sickened a Spokane County man, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Nationally, the outbreak has sickened 87 people in 35 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Kratom ...
The ban was put in place by Clark County on the grounds that cannabis was still illegal under federal law and would remain illegal within the county until its federal status changes. Despite the Clark County ban, Washington state regulators still issued a cannabis license to dispensary Emerald Enterprises ...
A Washington state county unanimously passed legislation that would permanently ban supervised heroin-injection sites. The Daily Herald reports Snohomish County Councilman Nate Nehring proposed the restriction to keep any government-monitored injection sites, where federal nurses look on as ...
The case involved Emerald Enterprises LLC, who opened a retail cannabis shop in unincorporated Clarke County. They argued the state law ... The ruling parallels Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson's 2014 legal opinion that counties have the right to ban cannabis businesses. In a statement ...

Thurston County ranks 6th healthiest among Washington State counties in the nationwide County Health Rankings released yesterday. In 2012 ... Thurston County scores better than the state of Washington on several measures covered by the County Health Rankings including: fewer people dying young ...
In addition to Chelan County, Douglas County claimed the number 13 spot, Grant County is at 24, Okanogan County was ranked 32 and Adams County was five spots away from the bottom of the list at 34. There are 39 counties total in the state of Washington. San Juan County was ranked 1st in health and ...
PASCO, Wash. (AP) - A rural county coroner in eastern Washington state has apologized, saying he mistakenly posted a white supremacy meme and will no longer share on Facebook. The Tri-City Herald reports that Franklin County coroner Dan Blasdel says he's not racist. The Republican as coroner for 24 years has ...
McMorris Rodgers has steadily risen in leadership roles in the U.S. House while easily winning seven elections in conservative eastern Washington state. But facing a serious challenge from a popular Democrat, the GOP is pouring money and resources this year into a 5th Congressional District contest the ...
Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said an officer can focus on the enforcement without having to worry about other calls for service. The participating police departments include Vancouver, Battle Ground, La Center, Ridgefield and Washougal, and the Washington State Patrol and Clark County ...
Fifteen Washington State football players will audition in front of NFL scouts this Thursday when the school holds its annual Pro Day event in Pullman. The workouts will be split between the Cougar Football Complex and the Rogers Practice Fields on the WSU campus. The first segment of workouts will be ...
Two people have died and two more were injured after a vehicle crashed into a snow plow that had taken a U-turn on US 12 in Grays Harbor County early Sunday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. Michael William Crow, 36, of Aberdeen was killed, as was Michelle Ann Sorensen, 38, ...
Josh Tait teaches his daughter, Adalaide Tait, 4, right, how to lasso, while his youngest daughter, Brielle Tait, 2, watches nearby, Friday March 2, 2018, at the Washington State Horse Expo at the Clark County Event Center. Josh Tait and his family were at the expo on behalf of Royal Ridges Retreat, a kids ...
Pleasants wouldn't say whether it's the work of one crew or copycats, but he said the ATF is working with gun shops to help them better lock up their guns. Pleasants said of the Skagit County break-in, in which thieves left empty-handed, "He (the gun shop owner) took and made his business a hard target.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. — Missing teen from Mississippi County is home safe after being located Thursday in Washington State, Mississippi County Sheriff's Department said. In a joint task force officials were able to locate Ashton Talley in Pierce County, Washington State. Talley was first discovered ...


 

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