Regional News

Campfire restrictions reduced on national forest lands


Aug 27, 2014
The ban on campfires in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be partially lifted on August 27.   Starting Wednesday,…





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…

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…