Regional News

Law designed to reduce abuse of disabled parking takes effect July 1


Jun 27, 2015
Changes to the laws governing special parking privileges for persons with disabilities will take effect July 1 and are aimed at…





Unemployment benefits manual no longer being mailed to all applicants


Mar 28, 2014
Internet access is now so available in Washington that the Employment Security Department expects to use it to deliver key…

Commission will consider adopting new hunting rules at April meeting


Mar 28, 2014
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting proposed changes to state hunting rules for deer, elk, moose…

Illegal tobacco sales to minors remain high for second consecutive year


Mar 26, 2014
The number of retailers in Washington illegally selling tobacco to minors is high for the second year in a row. An annual report…

ePASSES WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE


Mar 26, 2014
Beginning April 1, 2014, national forests in Washington and Oregon will be offering the new ePass for people wishing to recreate…

Washington’s unemployment rate holds steady at 6.4 percent


Mar 19, 2014
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate didn’t budge in February, staying unchanged from January’s 6.4 percent,…