Regional News

State unemployment rate falls to 5.8 per


Jul 16, 2014
Washington’s job growth accelerated in June and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in six years, according to…





Dr. Kathy Lofy Named Washington State Health Officer

Associated Press


Mar 05, 2014
(AP) - The Washington state Department of Health says Dr. Kathy Lofy has been selected as the state health officer. Lofy has…

Parlette joins in strong bipartisan vote for Senate budget proposal


Mar 02, 2014
Sen. Linda Evans Parlette said Thursday’s 41-8 vote for the Senate supplemental budget is proof that a shared-governing approach…

Plenty of good reasons to renew fishing and hunting licenses soon


Feb 28, 2014
Spring chinook salmon are moving into the lower Columbia River, several eastside lakes open for trout fishing March 1, and…

Two of Rep. Hawkins’ bills advance through Senate committee


Feb 28, 2014
Two bills sponsored by Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, are moving forward in the Washington State Senate. House Bill 2105,…

Inslee’s unilateral death-penalty decree ignores victims’ families


Feb 27, 2014
In the hour prior to a public hearing on Senate Bill 6566 Wednesday, Sen. Steve O’Ban again called for Gov. Jay Inslee to reach…