Wenatchee Police Identify Victim of Snowplow Accident

Wenatchee Police have identified the woman that was killed after the car she was riding struck a snowplow Saturday. 20-year-old Nina Carroll lost her life at Central Washington Hospital after being extricated from the car. Captain Edgar Reinfeld says the investigation is still ongoing. Reinfeld says he doesn’t think there…


Fatal Accident on Skyline Drive

A female passenger died and the male driver hospitalized after their car crashed into a Chelan County Public Works snowplow Saturday morning. The two were driving in a Honda CRX around 8:30 on Skyline Drive when they lost control and crossed the centerline striking the plow blade of the snowplow…


Woman Hospitalized After Car Burned at Gas Station

A woman was burned at a gas station in Moses Lake when the vehicle she was in caught fire while the male driver attempted to pump gas into a garbage can in the back seat. The Grant County Sheriffs Office says the woman was smoking a cigarette and that caused…


Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Less than 40 Percent

State Health officials are saying that this year’s flu vaccine is about 36 percent effective. Washington state’s Communicable Disease Epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist says that is a reflection of the kind of flu virus that has been going around. Dr. Lindquist says there was the introduction of a second strain…


Improved Revenue Forecast for Washington

Numbers released by the Office of Financial Management Thursday at a meeting of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council showed that overall state revenues increased by nearly $628 million for the current two-year budget that ends mid-2019 and approximately $1.3 billion by 2021. 12th District Representative Mike Steele says that’s…


House Passes Foster Parents Bill of Rights Act

From a press release: Under legislation passed Monday by the Washington State House of Representatives, foster parents will have an official list of foster parent rights and responsibilities. Rep. Tom Dent, the prime-sponsor of House Bill 2785, said the idea was brought to him by a foster parent group in…


Heart Health Month Suggestions to Lower Blood Pressure and More

February is Heart Health Month, and doctors are encouraging folks to get regular heart screenings. Recently, guidelines for blood pressure targets have been revised, eliminating the category of prehypertension and suggesting that patients be treated when their blood pressure is above 120 over 80. Dr. David McCulloch, a diabetes specialist…


House Approves Autonomous Vehicle Work Group

Representative Zack Hudgins has followed the development of self-driving cars and trucks for quite a while, and as you just heard, he’s a fan. But his tech background helps him see some of the challenges and potential pitfalls of introducing such a radical change into a society that was getting…


School Delays and Closures for Wednesday, February 14th 2018

Moses Lake School District: 2-hour delay. No morning preschool, No breakfast served Othello Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool. No CBTECH Ephrata School District: 2 Hours Late, classes starting at 10 a.m. There will be morning preschool or breakfast program.


Wolf Relocation Bill Passes House

The Washington State House passed a bill yesterday that would include relocation as part of the wolf conservation and management plan used in the state. The bill was sponsored by Joel Kretz of Wauconda who said, “If there isn’t the political will to follow the federal government’s lead to de-list…