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…





Commission will consider adopting new hunting rules at April meeting


Mar 28, 2014
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting proposed changes to state hunting rules for deer, elk, moose…

Illegal tobacco sales to minors remain high for second consecutive year


Mar 26, 2014
The number of retailers in Washington illegally selling tobacco to minors is high for the second year in a row. An annual report…

ePASSES WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE


Mar 26, 2014
Beginning April 1, 2014, national forests in Washington and Oregon will be offering the new ePass for people wishing to recreate…

Washington’s unemployment rate holds steady at 6.4 percent


Mar 19, 2014
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate didn’t budge in February, staying unchanged from January’s 6.4 percent,…

WDFW asks public’s help to generate leads in shooting of radio-collared wolf


Mar 18, 2014
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WFDW) is seeking the public’s help to identify the person or persons responsible…