Regional News

Minimum wage will increase to $9.47 in 2015


Sep 30, 2014
Washington's minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $9.47 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The Department of Labor…





Wash. high court strikes supermajority for taxes

By Associated Press
Feb 28, 2013
The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for the Legislature to raise taxes, ruling that the only way to…

Car tab, bike fees part of House transportation package

By Associated Press
Feb 20, 2013
House Democrats unveiled a transportation revenue package Wednesday that would raise $9.8 billion over the next decade…

WA state Senate passes workers' compensation bills

By Associated Press
Feb 04, 2013
The Republican-controlled Washington state Senate passed three contentious measures intended to save businesses money by…

Dueling bills introduced on paid family leave law

By Associated Press
Jan 25, 2013
Six years ago, Washington state lawmakers approved a program giving parents five weeks paid time off to be with a new…

WA senators to hear workers' compensation bills

By Associated Press
Jan 23, 2013
The GOP-led Washington state Senate Commerce and Labor Committee will on Wednesday consider five bills intended to save…