Affected by last month’s 911 outage? Washintgon AG wants to hear from you…
Washington state’s attorney general wants to know if emergency response was delayed to anyone during a nearly statewide 911 outage late last month. The accounts of victims, if there are any, could figure into a penalty against call network manager CenturyLink. Click here for full story.
Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6
At least six people were killed after a bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen rebels exploded over a military parade for a Saudi-led coalition near the southern port city of Aden. This threatens UN brokered peace efforts to end the years-long war. Click here for the full story.
Iran says its holding US Navy Veteran
Iran said on Wednesday that it has US Navy Vet Michael R. White in prison in the country, the first American detained under President Trump’s administration. The circumstances of White’s detention remains unclear, Iran in the past has used instances like these as bargaining instances. Click here for full story.
Tri-Cities nuclear power plant sets record
Energy Northwest’s Columbia Generating Station set a record for its 34-year operating history, sending more than 9.7 million megawatt-hours of power to the grid, beating the previous record of 9.6 million megawatt hours, set in 2016. Click here for full story.
$30 car tab initiative could wipe out funding source for Yakima’s North First Street projects
A proposal that would cap annual car tab fees at $30 would slam the brakes on a $15.5 million project to improve North First Street in Yakima and hamper funding for future transportation projects, city officials say. Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 aims to cap fees for car tabs at $30 for vehicles weighing under 10,000 pounds, and eliminate an additional $20 fee imposed by many cities statewide, including Yakima, to help fund transportation projects. Click here for full story.