SPOKANE – Cold, stagnant weather forecasted for early next week is expected to create poor air quality conditions in Eastern Washington. In an effort to prevent unhealthy air quality, the Washington Department of Ecology is limiting indoor and outdoor burning in Asotin, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Okanogan and Stevens counties.
TONASKET – Living out in nature can be beautiful and serene, but it can also bring some surprises and challenges when people’s daily lives interface with wildlife. There are specific things you can do to help make your life work well with wildlife around, even before any encounters occur.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s says a man shot in the early morning hours in Okanogan Wednesday, Dec. 20, has died of his wounds and his wife, Sharon A. Allard, 54, is now under investigation for murder.
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Ecology recently issued a Notice of Violation to Kinross Gold Corporation and its subsidiary Crown Resources for violating the requirements of its wastewater discharge permit.
TUMWATER — Many more workers around Washington will have paid sick leave soon. The state’s new mandatory paid sick leave law takes effect in less than two weeks, on Jan. 1, 2018. Voters approved the change as part of Initiative 1433, which passed in November 2016.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office has arrested Sharon A. Allard, 54, Okanogan, for shooting her husband just after midnight, Wednesday, Dec. 20.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Police Department are looking into the cause of a fire that has left the tenants of a fourplex homeless while the landlord makes repairs.
Citing improved weather conditions, the Washington State Department of Ecology has lifted the burn ban for the Methow Valley.
OROVILLE – The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued an administrative order and $21,600 civil penalty to Greg Newmarch of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, for unauthorized shoreline construction on Palmer Lake in Okanogan County.
SPOKANE – The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County has been extended through 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, for the communities of Pateros, Methow, Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop and Mazama.