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…





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…

State’s recovery policy will be adjusted to protect new Medicaid enrollees


Dec 17, 2013
Washington State’s Health Care Authority is reassuring new Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) applicants that the state will…

Washington’s workers’ comp rates will increase 2.7 percent in 2014


Dec 02, 2013
Premiums for workers’ compensation insurance next year will increase for the first time in three years, the Department of Labor…

Washington to regain 9 weeks of long-term unemployment benefits


Dec 02, 2013
The federal shutdown in October generated one dubiously positive result: it helped to lift the state’s unemployment rate enough…

Health Care Authority working to restore adult dental benefit in Medicaid


Oct 11, 2013
Washington State’s Health Care Authority is rebuilding the guidelines and treatment codes for dentists and doctors so the Apple…