Declaring it “time for polluters to pay their fair share,” Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a sweeping new cap-and-trade system that would cut carbon emissions while generating $1 billion a year for schools, transportation projects and other programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don’t have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.
OLYMPIA — While diners took cellphone photos through restaurant windows, some 150 people Thursday evening threaded through the parking lot of an Olive Garden, calling for an increase to the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
MOUNT VERNON — The state’s electronics recycling program reached a milestone in November, when the program passed the 250 million-pound mark for TVs, computers and other electronics collected since 2009.
YAKIMA — Next month, Yakima County will begin dissolving the Department of Human Services and moving all but one of its programs to outside organizations, Yakima County Commissioner Kevin Bouchey said Monday.
SEATTLE — About 1,300 high school students who walked out of classes Tuesday helped swell the ranks of Seattle demonstrators protesting the grand jury decision in Missouri not to indict a Ferguson police officer who fatally shot a black teenager.
MOSES LAKE — After a decade of fund raising and advocating, months of waiting for construction and a tense city council meeting with upset neighbors opposed to a trail, the Heron Bluff Trail is finally complete.