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…





WA Senate approves unemployment tax break

By Associated Press
Feb 04, 2011
Washington businesses would get a break on this year's unemployment taxes under a bill approved by the state Senate. The…

Hikes may doom prepaid tuition credits

By Associated Press
Feb 02, 2011
The prospect of big tuition hikes at state universities has Washington lawmakers considering scaling back a popular…

Bill would make radical change in teachers layoffs

By Associated Press
Jan 28, 2011
The sponsor of a bill that would make teacher effectiveness the main determining factor during layoffs says the proposal…

Timber industry challenges spotted owl plan

By Associated Press
Jan 26, 2011
The timber industry is challenging the legality of a new plan for saving the northern spotted owl from extinction. The…

New initiative proposal to legalize pot in Wash.

By Associated Press
Jan 26, 2011
Marijuana activists are again trying to legalize the drug in Washington state through a ballot measure. Douglas Hiatt,…