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Some chambers OK family leave law

Local business representatives are expressing approval of a new state law mandating paid family leave for most employees in Washington.

July 2017

‘Warriors’ shooting under the sun

Army troops and their units from JBLM are deployed to a firing range in central Washington this weekend to practice their war-fighting skills under the blazing sun.

June 2017

UPRR to invest east of Cascades

A leading rail carrier of cargo destined to and from South Sound ports announced its investment plans for the state today. The spending will all be in wheat county of Eastern Washington.

June 2017

Legislature Special Session III called

Washington state agencies are just nine days out from a government shut-down, so the governor this afternoon called for a third special Legislative session starting tomorrow to find a budget plan.

June 2017

Interim leader for state HCA

Another state executive agency will see an interim director starting next month, as the governor's team conducts a search for the next leader of the Health care Authority.

June 2017

State revenue forecast updated

A modest improvement in forecasted state tax revenues announced today will not itself be enough to resolve budgetary differences in the state capital, even as the clocks runs down of the current legislative special session.

June 2017

‘Special’ session #2 starts today

Businesses within Washington state still don't know what new taxes or tax rates might face them over the next two years. Legislators in Olympia are beginning another 30 days effort to agree on a two-year budget and how to pay for it.

May 2017

No government work for ‘wage cheats’

State and local government contracts are no longer available to any company that's been found guilty of wage theft, under a new law signed today at the state capital.

May 2017

Special session opens, action still slow

State lawmakers appear to be mostly sitting around the Legislative Building in Olympia, unwilling so far to open real negotiation dialogue to arrive at a new two-year budget. The Special Session began today, but there's no apparent progress.

April 2017

Bulldogs fans sparse at Final Four?

With much of the nation focusing on this weekend's NCAA basketball tournament championships, it appears that fans from the Carolina states may eclipse boosters of the two Pacific Northwest entries.

March 2017
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