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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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Driver cited for failure to yield (Kennewick police)
Driver cited for failure to yield (Kennewick police)
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Citations Add Insult to Injuries in Big Kennewick Crash

Sunday morning, two drivers ended up getting citations but for very different reasons.

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DNR to thin, remove and even burn dead trees and fuel on state lands (Getty Images)
DNR to thin, remove and even burn dead trees and fuel on state lands (Getty Images)
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Officials Plan to Burn Some Washington Forests on Purpose

At first glance that seems contradictory, but it's actually part of a smart plan, one that some GOP leaders say should have started some time ago.

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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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State Patrol says failure to yield led to accident (Washington State Patrol)
State Patrol says failure to yield led to accident (Washington State Patrol)
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Vehicle Knocks Another Into A School Bus Near Ephrata

An investigation shows failure to yield by one motorist led to a four-car collision that resulted in a school bus being hit.

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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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Suspect damages patrol car trying to kick door open (Pasco police)
Suspect damages patrol car trying to kick door open (Pasco police)
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Watch Suspect Try to Kick Way Out of Pasco Patrol Car [VIDEO]

Some people still put up a fight when they're cuffed and sitting in a patrol car.

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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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Broken main line leaves much of Prosser without irrigation (Getty Images)
Broken main line leaves much of Prosser without irrigation (Getty Images)
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Main Irrigation Line Break Leaves Much of Prosser Without Water Til Next Week

The City of Prosser said Friday repairs were unsuccessful on a main irrigation line, and it will now have to be replaced.

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