Washington state government has been raising more revenue than initially expected as the economy continues to improve, officials said Wednesday.
Redmond baed Microsoft says it’s increasing production of its Surface tablets and will sell them in more stores. Staples says it will start carrying them starting Wednesday.
People celebrated last month when the Legislature said it wouldn’t have to make college any more expensive in Washington state, but many forgot that lawmakers had already put plans in place for a double-digit tuition increase next school year.
The peak toll on the Highway 520 floating bridge that began at $3.50 at the end of last year will rise to $4.35 in 2016 after a series of scheduled increases.
King County health officials have alerted the public to what they call an unusual increase in heroin overdose deaths, possibly because of increased potency or a mixture with other substances.
Seattle-based Starbucks says it needs to raise prices in certain areas of the US due to rising costs.
Washington business leaders who opposed an income tax proposal last year are signaling that they are prepared to embrace Gov. Chris Gregoire’s new revenue plan.