The Washington state Department of Natural Resources is buying more than 1,700 acres of forest land north of the Quinault Indian Reservation on the western Olympic Peninsula. Purchased for $5.2 million from The Nature Conservancy, the land will add to both wildlife habitat and working forests.
Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.
Lawmakers in the House and Senate are expected to vote on their respective budget plans.
Washington’s first charter school is being given one last chance to fix its problems.
A Republican state senator says he won’t schedule a vote for a measure that would phase in a new $12 hourly state minimum wage.
Seattle’s new minimum wage law goes into effect this month.
The Washington State Auditor’s Office said Wednesday its main spokesman is done talking about the investigation into State Auditor Troy Kelley.
The office of Washington state auditor Troy Kelley was turning over documents to the federal government Thursday in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, just days after federal agents searched his home.
Washington’s unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 percent in February, the state Employment Security Department reported on Wednesday.
An international group that lost its latest court battle to block Seattle’s new minimum wage law says it will keep on fighting.