Regional News

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Programs


Sep 07, 2014
Washington public schools play a vital role by providing free and reduced-price meals to all students in need. The application…





Spring black bear hunt applications due Feb. 28


Feb 12, 2014
Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2014 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of…

State adopts clean air plan and rules for wood stoves


Jan 30, 2014
The Department of Ecology adopted changes to the statewide rule and plan for solid-fuel burning devices like wood stoves,…

Kretz bill would require scientific proof before state agency action against landowners


Jan 24, 2014
In an effort to work with the state Department of Ecology (DOE) to adjust the agency’s rules and regulations on businesses’ and…

2014 Enchantment Permit Updates


Jan 14, 2014
Rugged, beautiful and unique, the nationally known Enchantments are contained within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the Cascade…

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…