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Posted: Apr 22, 2019

Washington National Guard fighting wildfires get pay raise under new law

The next time the Washington National Guard gets called to help fight wildfires in the state they will get a raise. Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Friday morning allowing guardsmen to get $12 per hour, the state's minimum wage. For the last 30 years, they received a military salary based on a formula involving the federal minimum wage, which paid them almost $11 an hour last year.
- PUB DATE: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: King 5 News
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Posted: Apr 20, 2019

Fire Burns Reeds on West End of Wapato Lake

VIDEO: Manson Firefighters responded to a fire on Wapato Lake late Friday night that was burning in the reeds. According to the department, the fire was burning on the west end of the lake and, at points, was inaccessible by crews. It was contained a little after 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning despite moving into brush and grass to the north.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2019 3:11:21 PM - SOURCE: KPQ-AM 560
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Posted: Apr 20, 2019

East County Fire and Rescue places levy lid lift on August ballot

The East County Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to place a one-year fire levy lid lift on the August primary election ballot, which, if approved, would allow the district to restore the levy rate for emergency services to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The levy rate for 2019 is at $1.
- PUB DATE: 4/20/2019 6:45:04 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian - Metered Site
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