Regional News

Kretz and Short get to work as 2015 legislative session begins in Olympia


Jan 16, 2015
In an unprecedented move, at least as far back as any "old-timers" in the Washington State Legislature can remember, the 7th…





Minimum Wage will increase by 13 cents to $9.32 per hour on January 1


Dec 30, 2013
Washington's minimum wage will increase to $9.32 per hour beginning Wednesday January 1, 2014. The Department of L&I…

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…