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…





Car tab, bike fees part of House transportation package

By Associated Press
Feb 20, 2013
House Democrats unveiled a transportation revenue package Wednesday that would raise $9.8 billion over the next decade…

WA state Senate passes workers' compensation bills

By Associated Press
Feb 04, 2013
The Republican-controlled Washington state Senate passed three contentious measures intended to save businesses money by…

Dueling bills introduced on paid family leave law

By Associated Press
Jan 25, 2013
Six years ago, Washington state lawmakers approved a program giving parents five weeks paid time off to be with a new…

WA senators to hear workers' compensation bills

By Associated Press
Jan 23, 2013
The GOP-led Washington state Senate Commerce and Labor Committee will on Wednesday consider five bills intended to save…

Feds release plan for Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits

By Associated Press
Jan 23, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday released its final recovery plan for the endangered Columbia Basin pygmy…