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St. Joseph’s hospital settles penalty for hazardous waste violations

(BELLINGHAM)– PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s Medical Center has agreed to pay $16,000 to settle several violations of Washington’s dangerous waste laws. The violations result from inspections conducted in 2017.

The Washington Department of Ecology found that St. Joseph’s inappropriately disposed     (read more)

Ferries sets sail on new summer service plan

(SEATTLE)– What happens when a ferry goes out of service and there are no relief vessels available to take its place? How Washington State Ferries would handle this scenario and various other service disruptions are outlined in the Summer Season Service Plan released today.

Summer is WSF’s     (read more)

Planning ahead for Memorial Day weekend traffic is the key to less stressful travel

(OLYMPIA)– It’s not technically summer yet, but Memorial Day weekend, May 25th-28th, often brings summer-level traffic to state roadways. That’s why it’s important to have a holiday travel plan before heading out the door.

Most state highway construction work is suspended through the     (read more)

Overdose death on the Swinomish Reservation

(SWINOMISH RESERVATION)- According to a press release from the Swinomish Tribal Police Department, on May 11th first responders were summoned to a possible accidental overdose at a residence on the tribal reservation. Despite life-saving efforts, a 40 year-old woman passed away.

Investigation     (read more)

Vehicle - pedestrian fatality collision in Mount Vernon

(MOUNT VERNON)- According to a Mount Vernon Police Department press release, officers responded to reports of a vehicle / pedestrian collision in the 3000 block of East Division Street around 3:30 a.m. on Monday. Initial reports indicated a male pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle and was in     (read more)

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