Washington state

SEATTLE | Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

SEATTLE— Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service. In the central Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute masks. The … Continue reading SEATTLE | Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

MADISON,Wis. | ‘Blue wave’ to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump’s appeal among working-class voters threaten to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond. Tuesday’s primary contests for governor, the U.S. Senate and the House … Continue reading MADISON,Wis. | ‘Blue wave’ to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

SEATAC, Wash. | The Latest: Man had security clearance to be among aircraft

SEATAC, Wash. — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say the man who stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft. Authorities on Saturday also … Continue reading SEATAC, Wash. | The Latest: Man had security clearance to be among aircraft

SEATAC, Wash.|The Latest: Trump ‘monitoring’ the stolen plane situation

SEATAC, Wash. — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 5:30 a.m. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the man who stole a plane from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle before crashing it into a small, nearby island. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Saturday morning … Continue reading SEATAC, Wash.|The Latest: Trump ‘monitoring’ the stolen plane situation

SEATAC, Wash. | The Latest: Plane stolen by airline ground service agent

SEATAC, Wash. — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 12:16 a.m. Airline officials say the man who stole a plane from Sea-Tac International Airport is believed to be a ground service agent. Authorities initially said the man was a mechanic but Alaska Airlines later said … Continue reading SEATAC, Wash. | The Latest: Plane stolen by airline ground service agent

FALSE BAY, Wash | Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish

FALSE BAY, Wash.— Teams taking drastic measures to save a young, ailing killer whale loaded up two boats with fat live salmon as the sun rose Friday and rushed to waters off Washington state’s San Juan Island, preparing if needed to test-feed the critically endangered orca a day after injecting it with medicine. By early … Continue reading FALSE BAY, Wash | Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish

State of Washington News: Court Agrees with Ferguson That EPA Cannot Allow Use of Dangerous Neurotoxic Pesticide

EPA’s decision put farmworkers, children, pregnant women potentially at risk SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with Attorney General Bob Ferguson yesterday that the Environmental Protection Agency improperly halted a scientific safety review of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, allowing the continued use of the pesticide at potentially dangerous levels. … Continue reading State of Washington News: Court Agrees with Ferguson That EPA Cannot Allow Use of Dangerous Neurotoxic Pesticide

SPOKANE, Wash | Washington state Democrats see 3 GOP House seats in view

SPOKANE, Wash.— Democrats in Washington state celebrated early primary returns as they seek to capture three GOP-held congressional districts – including one occupied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a top Republican House leader. Washington’s primaries are a top-two system, meaning the two candidates with the most votes advance regardless of party. It’s encouraging to Democrats … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash | Washington state Democrats see 3 GOP House seats in view