The Associated Press The cost of fighting this season’s wildfires in Washington, including the largest one in the state’s history, has crossed the $50 million mark. Bolstered by the nearly 400-square-mile wildfire in North Central Washington, this year’s wildfire season has been widespread, with dozens of fires burning at the same time. So far, state estimates put the…More
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Got a spare $3,000? That could put you in a 16th-row seat on the 40-yard line of the Georgia Dome Sunday as the Seahawks take the next step in the NFL playoffs. This morning, the NFL’s authorized ticket site, nfl.com/ticketexchange, listed 7,500 seats available for the Seahawks game against the Atlanta Falcons. The cheapest seats, $80, were on…More
By Becky Kramer The Spokesman-Review Killing seven members of a wolf pack that repeatedly attacked a Northeast Washington rancher’s cattle cost about $76,500, according to preliminary state figures. The amount includes all hunts targeting the Wedge Pack, which is believed responsible for killing or injuring 16 calves last summer belonging to the Diamond M Ranch…More
By MIKE BAKER Associated Press OLYMPIA – The special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee may end up costing Washington state $1 million as state officials factor in the spending needed to educate voters about the confusing ballot situation, officials said Friday. Washington secretary of state spokesman Dave Ammons said the agency is asking lawmakers for…More