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.
SEATTLE — Whitman College is under investigation for a possible violation of federal law over the handling of sexual-violence and harassment complaints, the federal Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights office confirmed Tuesday.
When the Army released a proposal last summer to cut as many as 11,000 more soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, hundreds of people from the South Sound spoke up about how the drawdown would hurt the local economy.