Uptick in bird flu cases likely this fall
With the fall migration underway across the nation, Washington state is preparing for an uptick in highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) cases. Veterinarians predict newly infected wild birds will join the already infected, resident wild waterfowl populations: increasing the risk of transmission to backyard flocks.
Rules for e-vehicle charging proposed, public hearing Oct. 11
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) last week filed the proposed rule aimed to regulate publicly available charging stations for electric vehicles. This action follows the passage of 2SSB 5192 in the 2021 legislative session.