Regional News

Kretz and Short get to work as 2015 legislative session begins in Olympia


Jan 16, 2015
In an unprecedented move, at least as far back as any "old-timers" in the Washington State Legislature can remember, the 7th…





Washington’s recycling rate dips to 49 percent


Dec 30, 2014
Washington state’s recycling rate fell slightly to 49 percent in 2013, but remains well above the national average, according to…

Washington minimum wage increase takes effect Jan. 1, 2015


Dec 30, 2014
Washington's new, higher minimum wage takes effect Jan. 1, 2015. The 15-cent increase to $9.47 was announced by the Department…

WDFW extends deadline to apply for Master Hunter Advisory Group


Dec 18, 2014
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the deadline to apply for membership on the department’s Master…

Forest Supervisor Mike Balboni to Retire


Dec 17, 2014
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Supervisor Mike Balboni has announced his plans to retire on January 3, 2015, from the Forest…

Sen. Brian Dansel Appointed Vice Chair of Key Senate Committees


Dec 12, 2014
On Tuesday evening the Majority Coalition Caucus announced the appointment of Sen. Brian Dansel, R-Republic, as Vice Chair of…