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…





Bath salt products banned in WA

By NCBI
Apr 20, 2011
The state Board of Pharmacy has filed emergency rules intended to slow the rising use of so-called "bath salts" as…

Studded tire deadline moved to April 25

By NCBI
Apr 13, 2011
Drivers have through April 25 to remove their studded tires. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)…

New legislation requires quarterly taxpayers to file and pay electronically

By NCBI
Apr 12, 2011
Businesses that file their state excise tax returns quarterly must both file and pay electronically due to new…

US attorney warns landlords against pot shops

By Associated Press
Apr 07, 2011
The U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington has warned landlords that they could face forfeiture of their properties if they…

Ecology looks to charge for water services

By Associated Press
Mar 28, 2011
Washington officials are asking lawmakers to allow them to charge higher fees to process water rights applications for…