Local & Regional

Local No public tours on Rattlesnake peak until tribes consulted No public tours on Rattlesnake peak until tribes consulted
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should have consulted with tribes before expanding wildflowers tours to Rattlesnake Mountain, a sacred place with cultural and religious significance for the area's tribes, a federal judge has ruled.
Local Consumer Reports: Pesticide risk in fruits and vegetables Consumer Reports: Pesticide risk in fruits and vegetables
Pesticides in produce are especially a concern for children. Consumer Reports says organic fruits and vegetables always have a lower risk for pesticides, but some conventional produce is about as safe.
Local State auditor says he's cooperating with investigation State auditor says he's cooperating with investigation (Video)
Washington state auditor Troy Kelley says he has fully cooperated with federal officials on questions related to financial activities at a business he previously owned, but said all of his actions over the years have been "lawful and appropriate."