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OLYMPIA — More than 92% of current state employees have complied with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. As of Monday, the state has lost nearly 1,900 employees — or about 3% of it … more
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is seeking people to weigh in on how its funding should be spent by taking a survey about their outdoor-recreation interests. Now in the … more
When Emily Gwinn decided she wanted to get back into the workforce a year after her third child was born, one big question loomed: Who would care for her kids while she was at work? "You almost … more
For the first time in a decade, Washington wildlife officials surveyed for a deadly neurological disease during Saturday's modern deer hunting season opener. Washington Department of Fish and … more
WASHINGTON — Three Washington lawmakers are at the center of a debate among Democrats that will decide the fate of the ambitious national agenda they campaigned on in 2020 — and perhaps … more
A chance to comment on proposed changes to Washington's spring bear hunting season will close Oct. 21. After that, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission will review a WDFW … more
Long-term care facilities could face critical staffing shortages this fall as Gov. Inslee's vaccine mandate takes hold Oct. 18. Robin Dale, CEO of the Washington Health Care Association, which … more
OLYMPIA — MultiCare Health System is looking for volunteers to take part in a clinical trial involving Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine boosters. The trial will give participants one booster dose … more
Leaders of construction industry labor organizations can save lives by encouraging their members to get COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday at the Washington State Building and … more
OLYMPIA — Thousands of state workers, health care workers, teachers and others are hoping to stay employed without getting vaccinated against COVID-19. But many could soon find themselves on … more
Plastic bags are about to be out. Now shoppers have to choose: bring your own or pay extra. Single-use plastics are the "most littered" in Washington, which prompted a new state law banning the … more
OLYMPIA — Thousands of state employees, including hundreds of state troopers and prison guards, are seeking exemptions from Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccination mandate. The deadline for full … more
Lumber prices have finally fallen off record levels, but other supply problems will prevent Spokane-area homebuyers from seeing the benefit of lower costs for some time, industry officials … more
A new nonprofit has entered the conservation fray, and is focusing on reforming how Washington state manages its wildlife and ecosystems. "Washington Wildlife First" will set its sights on … more
As of this election cycle, those convicted of a felony in Washington can have their voting rights restored upon completing community supervision with the Department of Corrections, but beginning in … more
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers announced  62 tentative dates for razor clam digs beginning in mid-September and running through the end of the … more
OLYMPIA — It's almost time for Washington residents to decide between a state long-term health care benefit or a private one. Beginning in 2022, Washington workers will see a payroll tax for … more
For more than a year, the pandemic canceled or dramatically changed nearly all of the major events Eastern Washingtonians love. Hoopfest and county fairs didn't happen. Washington State University … more
Washington residents will be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, beginning Monday. A masking order issued by Washington Secretary of Health Umair Shah will be in … more
Outdoor recreation accounted for 2% of Washington's total gross domestic product in 2020, according to a study released this month, while the outdoor recreation industry accounted for 2.8% of total … more
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