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Back to court for State Auditor

A new trial awaits State Auditor Troy Kelley, who escaped a six-week trial last month with a hung jury.

May 2016

Olympia state park could see private development

In the near future, Millersylvania State Park in Olympia, could see private development.

May 2016

232,000 workers to benefit from new overtime rule

By the end of this year, hundreds of thousands more salaried workers statewide and millions more workers nationwide will qualify for overtime payment.

May 2016

State unemployment stays steady at 5.8 percent

For the fifth month in a row, Washington is flatlining on unemployment at 5.8 percent, despite adding 11,200 jobs in April.

May 2016

Health insurance rates going up in 2017

As almost all small business health plans are pulling out of Washington's Exchange next year, details of new pricing proposed for individual coverage plans announced today may have new importance to employers.

May 2016

Scant supply drives prices up

The mid-range price for homes in Washington state rose 8.1 percent in the first three months of 2016, due mostly to a severe shortage of supply.

May 2016

Washington Retail Association endorses Bryant for governor

Former Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant’s gubernatorial campaign has garnered an endorsement from the Washington Retail Association in Olympia.

May 2016

Despite steady job growth, state's jobless rate unchanged

Despite the addition of 9,000 new jobs between February and March, Washington’s unemployment rate remained flat at 5.8 percent.

April 2016

Construction jobs growing

Better weather and continued strong local demand had more persons working in construction last month in Washington state than a year ago.

March 2016

WSHA head announces retirement

After five years, Scott Bond, CEO and president of the Washington State Hospital Association, is on the way out.

March 2016
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