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Starbucks to raise wages for workers

SEATTLE — Starbucks said it will raise worker pay in its U.S. stores this autumn, after employees accused the coffee chain of “extreme” cutbacks in work hours that they say are hurting morale and service.

Hanford plans layoffs and hiring

RICHLAND — Bechtel National, the Hanford vitrification plant operator, will lay off about 45 employees in the coming months, project director Peggy McCullough told staff Thursday.

Comprehensive Healthcare: New name for new services

YAKIMA — Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health last month changed its name to Comprehensive Healthcare, a move directors say is meant to reflect the growing nature of its services.

Wildland fire southwest of Yakima mostly contained

YAKIMA — Firefighters were continuing to work into the evening Friday mopping up after a wildlands fire that burned at least 25 acres on Ahtanum Ridge, about 10 miles southwest of Yakima.

Tribal report: Region’s salmon remain in peril despite habitat restoration

Although millions of dollars are being spent on research and restoration projects aimed at protecting the region's salmon fisheries, salmon habitat in Puget Sound is not as healthy or abundant as needed to support recovery of the fish, according to the 2016 State of Our Watersheds report produced by the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

Protest against crude oil draws hundreds

ABERDEEN — Supporters from around the region showed up in full force to protest a proposal to ship crude oil through Grays Harbor and support the Quinault Indian Nation’s Shared Waters, Shared Values Rally in Hoquiam Friday afternoon.

Obit burglar gets more than four years

PORT ORCHARD — A man who scouted newspaper obituaries to target houses to burglarize and tried to execute the crime while loved ones were at the funeral was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in prison.