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Scientists will set 1,000 traps for murder hornets this year

May. 24, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists will set about 1,000 traps this year in their quest to wipe out the Asian giant hornet in Washington, the state Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. Scientists believe the hornets, first detected in the Pacific Northwest state in 2019, are...

First invasive European green crab found in Hood Canal

May. 20, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An invasive European green crab was captured this week in Hood Canal, the farthest south the species has been found in the Salish Sea. Volunteers with Washington Sea Grant trapped the male European green crab in Nick’s Lagoon near Seabeck in Kitsap County, The...

Name of Sedro-Woolley cop who fatally shot man released

Mar. 25, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Law enforcement investigators have released the name of the Sedro-Woolley police officer who shot and killed David Babcock of Concrete in February. Sedro-Woolley Police Chief Lin Tucker said officer Maxwell Rosser has been on paid administrative leave...

WA, Canada agree to address flooding near NW border

Mar. 16, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — U.S. and Canadian government leaders said Tuesday they have agreed to work together to address flooding near the northwest Washington state border with Canada on the Nooksack River. The Bellingham Herald reported Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and...

An Arizona veteran gets forgotten letters left in Washington

Mar. 13, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Sitting around the dining room table in Kingman, 92-year-old Korean War veteran LeRoy Wissinger is surrounded by his children and the forgotten letters he and his family exchanged back and forth around 70 years ago while he was in the Navy. Sporting his USS...