Senator Roach Accused Of Verbally Abusing Human Trafficking Victims

Republican State Senator Pam Roach has been removed from a legislative task force following complaints that she verbally abused sex trafficking victims.  Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen sent Roach a letter Monday relieving her from the Human Trafficking Task Force after he heard about her alleged conduct at a December meeting….


State Lawmakers Consider Automatic Voter Registration

Lawmakers in Olympia are looking at a measure which would expand the state’s streamlined voter registration process. The bill would automatically register those who apply and receive services such as a driver’s license, food stamps or medical and welfare assistance. Despite sponsoring the proposal, Senate Republican Pam Roach contends not…


Highway 2 at Pine Canyon SOON RE-OPENING!

A geo-tech inspection of slope stability will be the last step, but once the all-clear is announced, Highway 2 at Pine Canyon will be re-opened to traffic after a more than 2 week delay.    THE OPENING COULD COME AS SOON AS THIS EVENING, OR TUESDAY MORNING.   If the…


Update on Kitsap County’s Horrific Dog Abuse….

Kitsap County Animal Control would like to speak with the driver of a red pickup truck with canopy that may be driven by a transient, last seen in the parking lot of the Port Orchard Wal Mart, where the body of a horrifically abused dog was discovered. Parts of the…


Rock Island Man in Seattle Hospital After Shop Fire

A Rock Island man working in a small shop behind his home was burned Friday morning in a fire. It happened on Hanna Avenue around 11:30 am. “Apparently the gentleman was working in his shop and he might have been cleaning some paint brushes or fueling the chainsaw, or something…



DOT Blasts Rockslide on US 2 Pine Canyon

11,000 cubic yards of debris spilled down onto US Two Pine Canyon as DOT crews used explosives to stabilize the slope above a huge rockslide that closed the main route between Orondo and Waterville last week. Crews are now set to clear off the debris. It still could be a…


Bill Would Authorize Local Communities to License “Marijuana Clubs”

Washington lawmakers are considering a bill which lets local communities license and regulate marijuana use locations.  The measure would allow businesses to maintain premises where pot could be consumed. Representing supporters of the bill, Ezra Eickmeyer of E-N-A Strategic Consulting contends the legislation is necessary as long as marijuana is…


Wenatchee Family Planning Merges with Planned Parenthood

Family Planning of North Central Washington and Planned Parenthood have merged. The merger includes the Family Planning Clinic in Wenatchee.  Officials say the affiliation comes after Family Planning of NCW approached Planned Parenthood for help with “infrastructure expenses and sustainability according to Tanya Riordan, Vice President of Planned Parenthood of…


Man Burned In Rock Island Shop Fire

A Rock Island man working in a small shop behind his home was burned this morning in a fire. It happened on Hanna Avenue around 11:30 am. Douglas County Fire District 2 Chief Dave Baker says the man was transported to Central Washington Hospital for treatment . Baker says the fire…