Regional News

Minimum wage will increase to $9.47 in 2015


Sep 30, 2014
Washington's minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $9.47 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The Department of Labor…





Employment Security goes after income-tax refunds to resolve debts

By NCBI
Dec 05, 2012
When is an income-tax refund not a refund? When it's intercepted by the Employment Security Department to repay wrongly…

Ecology creates certified water right examiner program

By NCBI
Nov 28, 2012
Washington Department of Ecology Director Ted Sturdevant signed an administrative rule today creating a certified water…

Washington moving forward to create recycling program for mercury lights

By NCBI
Nov 27, 2012
The Washington Department of Ecology has adopted a rule necessary to carry out the state's Mercury-Containing Lights…

Wash. unemployment rate drops to 8.2 percent

By Associated Press
Nov 16, 2012
Washington state's unemployment rate has dropped to 8.2 percent and the state netted a gain of 6,700 jobs last month,…

Washington state budget outlook predicts shortfall

By Associated Press
Nov 15, 2012
Washington state governor-elect Jay Inslee will take office in January facing a projected $900 million deficit for the…