Two Central Washington Deaths Likely Linked To BotulismOfficials say two deaths appear to be linked to botulism — apparently from home-canned foods.
Early Warning System Not As Fast As Hoped Following Washington EarthquakeA magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington state's Cascade Range early Wednesday was "not a great advertisement" for an early warning system undergoing tests, an official said.
Cascades, Central Washington Forecast For SnowForecasters say a storm blowing into Washington Thursday night and Friday will bring rain to western Washington and snow to the mountains. It also will bring snow or freezing rain to parts of eastern Washington that will persist through the weekend.
Two More Charter Schools Likely To Get Approval The schools expected to be approved at a meeting next week of the Charter School Commission in Yakima are a Green Dot middle and high school in Seattle and an elementary school in Sunnyside in Central Washington
Massive Carlton Complex Of Fires Now Half Contained The massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained, officials said Wednesday night
Hundreds Battle Central Washington Wildfire The fire has burned through nearly 30 square miles in Chelan County
Wildfire Threatens Homes In Chelan County A new wildfire in central Washington has burned about 5,000 acres, or nearly 8 square miles, of brush and grass in Chelan County
Large Fires In Central Washing Could Soon MergeA lightning storm set to hit the region Saturday could ignite even more blazes and bring little to no rain. Smoke from the current fires across the central part of the state has already prompted some schools to relocate weekend sporting events. Central Washington University has moved its Saturday football game against Azusa Pacific from Ellensburg to the Seattle suburb of Bothell.
Emergency DeclarationGov. Chris Gregoire has declared a state of emergency for Kittitas and Yakima counties in response to a wildfire burning near Cle Elum.
Fire Crews Hope to Begin Containing Massive Wildfire
Chelan Wildfire Under Control
Best WA Weekend Road Trips February 17 - 20Itching for a road trip on a three day weekend? Just a couple of hours from Seattle you can wind through wine country, check out lodges and sporting gear or get your giddy up on and explore the spirit of the West.