YAKIMA — Yakima County Clerk Janelle Riddle says county officials offered her $50,000 to resign and also said she’d essentially shut down the court system if she’s held in contempt of court in a long running dispute with county officials.
Some of the biggest proponents of charter schools in the state are pouring money into the race to defeat Washington Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen, who authored last year’s decision declaring the privately run, publicly funded schools unconstitutional.
July 25—In the 18 months after Seattle raised the minimum wage to $11 an hour, wages went up, but not solely because of the change in the law, a University of Washington study concludes. Some of the increase was a result of a strong economy.
As the fall rains finally began, Janet Millard hoped it would calm fear of the fire burning miles away in north central Washington during last year’s historic fire season. But Millard, a spotted owl specialist with the U.S. Forest Service, was mistaken.