eastern washington

Shortage of Farm Worker Becoming More Intense
The shortage of farm workers in Eastern Washington could become even more intense with a recent state supreme court ruling. The number of fruit pickers is currently down by a third. That comes as the state supreme court recently upheld a law that would fine employers $500 for any mistake made on far…
Firefighter Hoping for Two Wildfires to Become One
Concerns the massive wildfire near Cle Elum would merge into a 'monster fire' may come true, and fire crews say that would be beneficial in helping to battle the fires. Joe Anderson, Table Mountain Fire Team Spokesperson.
Firefighters tell our news partner KIMA Action News it'd be easi…
Gov. Gregoire Extends Eastern Washington Burn Ban
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire tonight extended a burn ban for all counties east of the Cascade crest, prohibiting all outdoor burning through midnight Sunday, Sept. 30. An emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency remains in effect, and allows continued air support from Washington&…
Gregoire Promises More State Resources to Fight Wildfires
ASSOCIATED PRESS -Gov. Chris Gregoire has visited a firefighting camp in Wenatchee and promised more state resources to help crews working to contain wildfires burning across Eastern
Washington. Earlier Thursday, the governor signed an emergency declaration for
all the state's counties east of th…
10 Confirmed Cases Of Whooping Cough In Central WA
Whooping cough continues to be a problem in Eastern and Central Washington. There are now 10 confirmed and 13 probable cases of pertussis this year in Kittitas County. The most recent confirmed case was a student at Cle Elum Roslyn Elementary...