Pentagon takes $89 million from Bangor for border wall
BANGOR, Wash. (AP) — The Defense Department is diverting funding for an $89 million pier project at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor to help build $3.6 billion in fencing and barriers along the U.S....
SEATTLE (AP) — All seven of Washington's Democratic U.S. House members are now calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
The Seattle Times reports that Reps. Kim Schrier,...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. congressman says he was turned away from meeting with detainees from the southern border crisis at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma because of chicken pox exposure.
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man found a handgun on the floor at a town hall forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer at Olympic College.
The Kitsap Sun reports no one was injured during the Thursday event.
Bremerton Police Department Capt. Tom Wolfe says the owner of the gun left the building before he could be identified.
Feds award money to boost warnings for West Coast quakes
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4.9 million to six universities and a nonprofit to help advance an early warning system for earthquakes along the West Coast.
The federal agency says the ShakeAlert system could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning before strong shaking begins.
The University of Washington, Central Washington University and University of Oregon are among those receiving grants.
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap Transit's new fast ferry service from Bremerton to Seattle is now open.
KING-TV reports (http://kng5.tv/2sugVOk ) Wednesday marked the grand opening of the vessel, featuring U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer onboard along with nearly 100 other invited state and local leaders.
The service officially starts Monday, running weekdays and Saturdays.
SEATTLE (AP) — Three dozen members of Congress are calling on President Donald Trump not to eliminate money for Puget Sound and other bodies of water.
U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer, Denny Heck and Dave Reichert, all of Washington, are among those who signed a bipartisan letter to the president Tuesday. They are all part of the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus.
Environmentalists warn about Trump Puget Sound budget
SEATTLE (AP) — State officials, environmental advocates and others are warning of dire environmental and economic consequences if President Donald Trump's cuts to Puget Sound and other environmental programs go through as proposed.
The Environmental Protection Agency's funding for Puget Sound — about $28 million last year — would be gutted under Trump's budget blueprint released Thursday.