OLYMPIA – The Washington State Board of Health passed an emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vapor products or any products that will be used to create a flavored vapor product. The rule took effect on Oct. 10, 2019 and lasts for 120 days. The Board of Health and Department of Health will work closely with the Liquor and Cannabis Board on plans for implementation and enforcement now that the emergency rule is final.
OKANOGAN – Assistant Chief Christian Dean Johnson, 55, with Okanogan County Fire District #3 Okanogan, succumbed to his injuries sustained while engaged on the Spring Coulee Fire south of Okanogan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, calling on him to elevate Washington apple access in India by reducing tariff rates for U.S. apple growers.
OKANOGAN – The dead body of a woman found in the trunk of a burning car in Aeneas Valley last June has been identified as Angela M. Bowers, the wife of a jailed suspect who was shot by Okanogan County deputies investigating the suspicious fire.
OROVILLE – Autumn is upon us and the Washington Department of Ecology is drawing down water levels at Lake Osoyoos to winter operational levels. Releases from Zosel Dam to the Okanogan River will increase in volume to bring the lake down about two-and-a-half feet from now until December.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD is pursuing a community solar project for its customers that would allow multiple participants to share the costs and benefits of a solar project, including receiving a yearly incentive check from the state.
SPOKANE – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District has lifted the regulated fire closure on public lands administered by the BLM and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) in eastern Washington.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Interior announced a public meeting on the Draft North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement.
SPOKANE – U.S. Border Patrol Agents within Spokane Sector were involved in two notable arrests over the Labor Day weekend, including near Oroville.
OKANOGAN – Christian Johnson, Assistant Chief of the Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, suffered serious injuries while on the Spring Coulee Fire. He has second and third degree burns over 60 percent of his body.