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…





Ecology looks to charge for water services

By Associated Press
Mar 28, 2011
Washington officials are asking lawmakers to allow them to charge higher fees to process water rights applications for…

Challenge to aid cuts worries lawmakers

By Associated Press
Mar 28, 2011
A federal judge's decision to protect a state-funded food assistance program from elimination has raised concerns among…

May be another record year for WA prepaid tuition

By Associated Press
Mar 25, 2011
Washington parents and grandparents have one week left to join the state's prepaid tuition program before prices go up…

WA lawmakers introduce slew of 'title only' bills

By Associated Press
Mar 24, 2011
As state lawmakers push forward into tough budget negotiations, they are proposing a stack of "title only" bills relating…

New Wash. liquor privatization initiative filed

By Associated Press
Mar 21, 2011
Backers of a proposal to break the state's monopoly on booze sales have returned, filing an initiative Friday to…