Be Smoke Ready! Protecting your health during wildfire season

Washington State Department Of Health

Edwin Everhart 307

It’s Smoke Ready Week! And time to prepare for wildfire season and the smoke that comes along with it. Wildfire smoke seasons can be unpredictable. In some years, the smoke is very bad, but in other years it’s not. It’s always best to be prepared and “smoke ready” to protect ourselves and our families. Smoke ready means having the knowledge and ability to stay safe and healthy during periods of poor air quality due to smoke from fires.

California vaping company will pay $375,000 to resolve lawsuit over illegal sales into Washington state

Washington State Office Of Attorney General Bob Furguson

Edwin Everhart 373

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a legally binding agreement with a California-based company that was caught in a sweep of online vaping retailers. The company, E-Juice Vapor Inc., will pay $375,000 to resolve a lawsuit Ferguson brought in August 2020 after its initial refusal to cooperate with the investigation.

Google will pay more than $423,000 over repeated violations of Washington campaign finance law

Washington State Attorney General's Office

Edwin Everhart 426

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today Google will pay $423,659.76to Washington’s Public Disclosure Transparency Account for violating the state’s campaign finance disclosure law, which Washingtonians adopted by initiative in 1972.

Nihoul Family Supports Future Home of Family Medicine Residency Program in Pullman with $250,000 Gift

Pullman Regional Hospital

Edwin Everhart 353

Tom and Linda Nihoul, wealth management professionals, WSU alums and healthcare advocates, recently made a $250,000 gift to Pullman Regional Hospital in support of the future home of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.

New permit for Puget Sound wastewater treatment plants will reduce nutrient pollution

Department Of Ecology Washington State

Edwin Everhart 312

One of the main reasons the health of Puget Sound continues to decline is an overwhelming amount of nutrient pollution. To reduce the flow of this pollution into Puget Sound, the Department of Ecology is proposing a new permit for 58 municipal wastewater treatment plants.

State of Idaho partners with Western Governors University to expand options for Idaho workforce

Gov. Brad Little

Edwin Everhart 322

 Governor Brad Little signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today with Western Governors University (WGU) – a leading nonprofit, online university – to expand access to affordable degree programs for Idahoans who need additional education to thrive in the state’s evolving workforce.


Please email news tips to our news director at: