Group offers tips for avoiding foodborne illnesses

SEATTLE — March is the month in which many people start planning vacations, and health advocates say it's not too early to start thinking about food safety, especially if you're going out of the country.
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Win for community and technical college faculty on governor’s desk

OLYMPIA — Community and technical college faculty scored a big win during this year's legislative session. Lawmakers passed Engrossed House Bill 1237 to allow faculty at these colleges to negotiate local wage increases through collective bargaining.
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Older Washingtonians get legislative wins this session

OLYMPIA — Older Washingtonians' pocketbooks got some much-needed relief in the legislative session that recently wrapped up.
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WSU researchers develop pesticide protection for bees

PULLMAN — Two Washington State University researchers have been recognized for their development of a food supplement that helps bee colonies survive the toxic effects of pesticides.
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Students prepare ‘March for Our Lives’ to protest gun violence

WENATCHEE — Students and other Washingtonians are gearing up to march for their lives on March 24 to protest gun violence.
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Legislature passes major wins in fight against homelessness

OLYMPIA — Advocates fighting homelessness are notching some major wins from the Washington State Legislature.
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Need a New Year’s resolution? Try financial fitness

OLYMPIA — While many people will make working out and physical fitness their New Year's resolutions, folks should also consider becoming more financially fit.
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Best way to achieve New Year’s resolution? Be realistic

It's the time of year for resolutions, but the question is how do folks make sure they'll follow through?
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Bill in Congress would protect species before they’re endangered

Eric Tegethoff Washington News Service SEATTLE — What if states had the resources to prevent animals from ending up on the Endangered Species list? A bill introduced in Congress aims to do just that. Known as the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, it would fund states’ wildlife management efforts before species are in dire need of help. The co-sponsors — Republican Rep. Jeff...
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2018: The year Northwest orcas recover?

The recent devastating video of a starving polar bear has pulled on Americans' heartstrings. And scientists say West Coast orcas are in a similarly dire situation.
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