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Gregoire Pledges State Help in Canadian Border Agent Shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said she spoke to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and pledged the state's cooperation and help in the investigation of a shooting at the Peace Arch border crossing along Interstate 5

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Washington State Ranks No. 1 in Seat Belt Usage

Many drivers are buckling up these days. A new federal survey suggests that Washington State has the highest rate of seat belt use in the country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranked Washington at 97

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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 farm worker's employment forms

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Coming to Washington State

DOVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading west this week to lend his support to a host of Republican candidates, including presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Christie begins his whirlwind tour on Thursday in Washington, where he will appear at three events for gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna

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Washington State Survey to Improve Pedestrians and Biking Safety

If you ride a bike or walk it's likely you've been counted this week. A survey of bicycle riders and pedestrians is happening this week in Yakima and 34 other cities around the state. The information gathered will help the state transportation department to design projects and improve safety

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Alert…Imported Cheese Linked to Illnesses in 11 States

AP-Federal health officials say ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses
including at least one death.The imported Italian ricotta salata cheese distributed by Forever Cheese Inc

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Washington Unable to Use Database For Voting Eligibilty

Washington election officials have determined that the state will be
unable to use a federal Homeland Security database of legal immigrants to check
voting eligibility.

In July, Secretary of State Sam Reed requested access to data on over 100 million
immigrants as a further way of reviewing the accuracy of the state’s voter
registration rolls

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Washington State Dept of Health wants to Help You Stop Smoking

Adults in Washington who are considering quitting tobacco can now get free help from the Department of Health’s toll-free Washington State Tobacco Quitline. Calling a quitline significantly increases a person’s chances of kicking the habit

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I-Voted Stickers Gone Virtual with E-Voted Stickers

Remember how people would proudly wear that ‘ I voted’ sticker on election day? Those have disappeared because of mail-in ballots. But... there’s a new e-version from the Washington Secretary of State’s Office

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund To Honor Washingtonians

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial  Fund wants to build a educational center at The Wall in Washington, D.C., and they are asking for your help.

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