4 hrs ago
Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries
The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront.
8 hrs ago
Healthplanfinder: 'Moderately effective,' could improve
As part of an ongoing study, the nonprofit Urban Institute assessed how well state exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act provide the sort of information consumers want to know about insurance plans they're considering buying.
12 hrs ago
Mud, slides close roads, trap motorists in Wash.
Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on areas of north-central Washington hard-hit by wildfires this summer, triggering flash floods and mud slides Thursday night that damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded some motorists, officials said.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Auburn CPA works with governor and his team
Jake Hanes, certified public accountant and owner of Action Tax Service in Auburn, recently rubbed shoulders with Gov. Jay Inslee and staff to provide the state with several business tax-saving strategies, helping both the government and small business owner.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Letter: Federal aid needed for wildfire victims
Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires in Washington state.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Washington State Health Care Authority Selects Limeade to Improve...
Limeade , a technology company that builds happy, healthy, high-performing workforces for Fortune 1000 companies, today announced it will power the State of Washington's new wellness program, SmartHealth .
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Hands across the Atlantic: British and Washington aerospace suppliers sign new pact
Josh Rinehart, machinist apprentice, operates a large horizontal mill at Machinists, Inc., a Seattle aerospace supplier.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Morning Press: Spencer award denied; Tentative grain agreement; problem trees
Will the sun shine on Hoops on the River - which is now in the park? Check out the local forecast .
Wildfires on the rise, funds are not
It's an unsettling trend: Wildfires are becoming larger and more frequent, and money to prevent and fight them continues to be scarce.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Washington Military Community and the Outdoors at Islandwood
In Washington State, the population of the military community is approximately 40% of the state's total population.
Northwest Asian Weekly
LETTER: RE: Are we Asian-American or Asian American?
American. If one is very proud of one's heritage, one can say "American of Asian Heritage."
A disaster that's not bad enough
DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT IN THIS CASE.. This can be awkward, asking the government for help.
Ban on boarding mentally ill in ERs could force the release of many
More than 100 severely mentally ill patients in need of care could be released from Washington hospitals before the end of the month, as the state struggles to comply with a recent ban on warehousing psychiatric patients in emergency rooms.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Oil, railroad, coal port money gushes into races for Legislature
A sight that won't be stopped by sit-ins and City Council resolutions: A coal train passes an oil train after tanker cars derailed in Magnolia this morning.
State receives $170,000 education grant
Washington state has been awarded a $170,000 grant to support science, technology, engineering and math education.
Washington state officials scramble to find beds for psych patients after high court ruling
More beds at state hospitals and private facilities, and a short-term price tag of tens of millions of dollars.
Ocean acidification deals blow to Pacific Northwest oyster industry
"The world is my oyster" is an expression that imparts optimism and success, but the shellfish industry has been hit hard in recent years by ocean acidification caused by warmer water temperatures that alters the pH balance.
The News Tribune
When it's oil vs. food, Washington farmers get burned
Selling agricultural commodities is a kind of dance, with time limits. Once the sale is consummated, the clock starts.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Counties at 'imminent risk' of losing drug treatment funding
OAK HARBOR, Wash. -- Homeless camps now dot the scenic landscape in Oak Harbor. Transients live almost side-by-side with retirees and vacationers along the shores of the city's Windjammer Park.
Guest: Washington state needs another medical school
FINDING a primary-care physician is difficult in most of Washington, even for a well-insured and health-conscious citizen.