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Great potato debate + Critter crossings + Wing-walking ends

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Around Washington ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  The News Tribune Around Washington Welcome to our latest edition of Around Washington, a collection of state news from The News Tribune and McClatchy’s other sites in the region. Support local journalists with a subscription to The News Tribune. * Read more at * Find even more coverage in our daily eEdition: * Find this email informative? Share it with a friend. They can sign up at You can unsubscribe using the link below. Potatoes at the Othello, Wash., processing facility for McCain Foods, one of the world’s largest makers of potato products. Washington State Are potatoes vegetables or grains? Sen. Cantwell takes side in debate with WA implications Reports suggest the USDA & HHS are considering classifying potatoes as a grain. Here’s how it could affect Washington. FILE - In this April 26, 2017 photo, the Washington State Capitol, also known as the Legislative Building, is seen in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Politics & Government Gov. Inslee signed more than 150 bills last week. Here’s some of what he signed into law New gun bills, labor bills, and climate bills were signed into law last week. Vehicle visibility Washington State Rules of the Road: Visibility and distractions can be a big issue with new cars We’re making cars safer for the occupants, but we forgot about everyone else. The Northwest ICE Processing Center, formerly known as the Northwest Detention Center, is a privately owned and operated immigration detention center on the Tacoma Tideflats. It opened in 2004 with a 500-bed capacity. It has since expanded capacity three times into a facility with 1,575 beds, making it one of the largest immigration detention centers in the U.S. Aerial photo taken in Spring of 2012. Local A dozen U.S. senators call on ICE, DHS to end misuse of solitary in immigration detention Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Maria Cantwell and 10 of their colleagues sent a letter Friday to top immigration and homeland security leaders. A moose was caught on camera on the I-90 wildlife undercrossing at Resort Creek in August 2022. National Cascade critter crossings: How Washington’s I-90 became safer for wildlife, drivers Interstate 90 fractures the spine of the Cascades at its midpoint. For wildlife that once freely roamed the region from Canada to Oregon, the highway was an impassable barrier - until the Washington State Department of Transportation started building wildlife crossings in Snoqualmie Pass 15 years ago. The structures now help thousands of animals each year cross the state’s busiest ... A census survey conducted between June and October found that nearly 20% of California adults lived in households in which at least one person had telecommuted or worked from home five days or more in the previous week. About 33% of California adults lived in households in which someone had worked from home at least one day the previous week. Washington State Want to work from home in Washington and make over $70K a year? These 8 jobs are hiring These entirely remote roles cover multiple fields and are all based in Washington state. A man jogs along the Ruston Way Path on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Tacoma. Local Study says Washington state is home to four of the healthiest cities in the country Four places in eastern and western Washington ranked among the 182 healthiest and unhealthiest cities in the country. See where they ranked. Aurora Lake at Mount Rainier National Park is along the Wonderland Trail and reflects the southwest face of Mount Rainier. Washington State Mount Rainier July reservations for Sunrise, Paradise open Monday Visitors to Mount Rainier this summer will need a reservation to enter certain parts of the park during peak hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A wing walker performs during a 2014 air show in Great Britain. (Dreamstime/TNS) Business FAA halts Washington wing-walking flights, revokes owner’s pilot license The Mason Wing Walking business in Sequim that allowed paying thrill-seekers to clamber over the wings of a 1940s Stearman biplane while in flight is no more. The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the pilot license of Mike Mason, who flew wing-walking flights for the past 12 years in Sequim in summer and in California in the winter. The FAA “Administrator has determined that an ... A snowboarder fell to his death after reaching the top of Mount St. Helens, according to a nonprofit.  Washington State Snowboarder reaches Mount St. Helens summit, then plunges to his death, center says Shortly after the snowboarder reached the summit, “he triggered a cornice,” officials say. Lou Whittaker, left, and twin brother Jim pause after descending from Camp Muir on Mount Rainier in June 1981. The brothers were part of a rescue party that searched for the bodies of 11 missing climbers buried by a wall of ice. Washington State Lou Whittaker, among the most famous American mountaineers, has died at age 95 He taught generations of Pacific Northwest residents and visitors how to climb. Ariel Garcia, 4, was reported missing from an apartment March 27 in Everett, Washington, police said. A body believed to be his was found the next day. Washington State Mom kills 4-year-old son as grandma was trying to get custody, Washington cops say The child’s body was found along an interstate, authorities said. Read More He was sexually abused at Camp Seymour. Why does YMCA still honor the man he blames? | Opinion Surprising basement mystifies in this home for sale in Washington. Check it out Officer acquitted in Manny Ellis trial hired by Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Remember the BRAT? History of Japanese cars is focus of new car museum show There are thousands of bridges in WA. Could a Tri-Cities bridge collapse like Baltimore’s? Add rhododendron, lilac and other shrubs to your yard before they bloom in April and May State Patrol: Driver in fatal I-5 hit and run in Tacoma carjacked vehicle, fled scene Boeing paid out $418M in bonuses to WA employees last month Washington becomes first state to ban lead-contaminated cookware Mike Vorel: New Washington AD Pat Chun made a business decision. Now he has work to do. 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