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Walla Walla to relocate homeless camp next to police station (KNDU-TV)
Walla Walla to relocate homeless camp next to police station (KNDU-TV)
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Best Place for Walla Walla Homless Camp? Next To Police Station!

All over the Pacific Northwest we've been hearing about issues involving homeless camps, especially in Seattle (The Jungle) and Portland. It's spreading to other areas. It's not necessarily with the homeless themselves, but unfortunately the criminal element that acts like a weed in the lawn and inserts itself.

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Well, maybe not letting them drive one of these. But you get the idea  (Getty Images)
Well, maybe not letting them drive one of these. But you get the idea (Getty Images)
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Safest Cars For Teen Drivers? The Bigger the Better Say Experts

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the safest cars for teens are bigger and heavier. You've heard in all those car ads about a vehicle being an IIHS Safety pick? They're the group that rates safety and survival chances by crash testing. It's time for the 2017 list.

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Legislature coming back for overtime (Washington State Legislative Website)
Legislature coming back for overtime (Washington State Legislative Website)
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Education Issues (AGAIN) Force Legislative Overtime in Olympia

For the last 7 years, since 2010, legislators have had to resort to an extra session (and sometimes several) to hammer out a two-year budget. And again the sticking point is education funding.

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One of our many damaged roads, FEMA has declared Benton-Franklin Counties disaster areas (Benton County Road Department)
One of our many damaged roads, FEMA has declared Benton-Franklin Counties disaster areas (Benton County Road Department)
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Feds Declare 13 WA Counties Disaster Areas Due to Harsh Winter

Gov. Inslee's office announced Friday the Trump Administration has granted a disaster declaration for 13 Washington state counties, due to the damage caused by the harsh winter, excessive snow, followed by rain, melting runoff and other other factors that caused hundreds of millions in damages.

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New enhanced Driver's License now meets Federal REAL ID requirements (Washington State DOL)
New enhanced Driver's License now meets Federal REAL ID requirements (Washington State DOL)
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New Washington Drivers’ License Solves REAL ID Issue–Sort Of

Friday, the Washington state Legislature approved bills that will make our state compliant with the Federal REAL ID Act. But it still doesn't address the issue of potential illegals getting drivers licenses.

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Kadlec workers vote to form union under SEIU umbrella (Google Street View)
Kadlec workers vote to form union under SEIU umbrella (Google Street View)
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Kadlec Workers Vote to Join SEIU Union, Will Join Statewide Group

After a vote was held April 10-20th, over 800 workers at Kadlec Regional Medical Center have chosen to form a union that will be part of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) 1199NW.

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420 pot recipe Spokesman Review (Townsquare Media)
420 pot recipe Spokesman Review (Townsquare Media)
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Spokane Newspaper Celebrates 420 Day With Pot Recipes, Classifieds

At first glance, it seems funny that a typically 'conservative' paper like the Spokesman Review in Spokane would have such content in it's classifieds or entertainment section. But when you consider these are paid content, and pot is legal, maybe not such a surprise. But it was still pretty funny.

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New location for Union Gospel Mission's mens shelter Pasco (Google Earth)
New location for Union Gospel Mission's mens shelter Pasco (Google Earth)
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Union Gospel Mission to Break Ground on New Shelter in Pasco April 27

Nearly six years ago, a plot of land was purchased in Pasco, at the corner of 3rd and Columbia, behind the vacant Thunderbird Motel. Now, in a week, the new Union Gospel Mission men's shelter will start to be built.

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Lawsuit claims Bose wireless headphones app 'spies' on consumers by collecting data (Amazon.com)
Lawsuit claims Bose wireless headphones app 'spies' on consumers by collecting data (Amazon.com)
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Suit Claims Wireless Headphones ‘Spy’ On Users

An Illinois man has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against one of the leading manufacturers of wireless headphones, Bose, claiming they illegally gather and sell their consumers' personal data. Millions of wireless headphone sets have been sold by the company.

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Junior college programs to be offered to prison inmates in WA (Columbia Basin College)
Junior college programs to be offered to prison inmates in WA (Columbia Basin College)
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New WA Program Offers Community College, Tech Programs to Prison Inmates

Washington State's 12 prisons already provide literacy and educational programs for inmates, allowing them to better their communication and comprehension skills. But now a new bi-partisan plan passed by the legislature will allow them to pursue actual job skills prior to being released.

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