Back to the Earth: State set to allow human composting

If signed by Gov. Inslee, the new law would take effect May 1, 2020.

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Vaccination rates are rising on long-wary Vashon Island

It has been long known for a counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates.

After 57 gray whale strandings, researchers seek answers

Their migration season is only half over. Last year’s death toll was 45.

Spokane County has the highest drug-felony rate in the state

It is unlike most of the other large counties, which have moved toward decriminalizing felony possession.

More than 700 show up at packed Jess Roskelley memorial

They shared stories of his climbing exploits and remembered him for his humor and loyalty.

Alaska’s fledgling commercial seaweed industry grows

There are 16 aquatic farming operations permitted to culture species of seaweed in the state.

Judge sentences man for assaulting incapacitated woman

Contends he did not get a fair trial.

Small earthquake hits Oregon’s Pacific coast; no damage

Struck a spot 1.3 miles southwest of Rose Lodge, a town of about 1,900 people, at 9:23 a.m. Sunday.

Kayakers find man’s body floating in Yakima River

No further information about the man was immediately available.

Alaska man given Coast Guard medal years after girl’s rescue

Saved girl from drowning when they were both children.

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