Regional News

State unemployment rate falls to 5.8 per


Jul 16, 2014
Washington’s job growth accelerated in June and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in six years, according to…





Cougar hunting seasons to close Dec. 31 in several areas of the state


Dec 27, 2013
Cougar hunts in several areas of the state will close at dusk on Dec. 31 now that harvest guidelines for the animals have been…

State’s recovery policy will be adjusted to protect new Medicaid enrollees


Dec 17, 2013
Washington State’s Health Care Authority is reassuring new Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) applicants that the state will…

Washington’s workers’ comp rates will increase 2.7 percent in 2014


Dec 02, 2013
Premiums for workers’ compensation insurance next year will increase for the first time in three years, the Department of Labor…

Washington to regain 9 weeks of long-term unemployment benefits


Dec 02, 2013
The federal shutdown in October generated one dubiously positive result: it helped to lift the state’s unemployment rate enough…

Health Care Authority working to restore adult dental benefit in Medicaid


Oct 11, 2013
Washington State’s Health Care Authority is rebuilding the guidelines and treatment codes for dentists and doctors so the Apple…