Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz acknowledges that creating new revenue could be a hard sell in the coming legislative session. But she and Democratic lawmakers say there is a good case to be made, given the history of wildfire destruction, ongoing risk and expense.
FirstFruits Marketing, the Yakima-based sales arm for FirstFruit Farms and Congdon Orchards, sold the first shipment of its Cosmic Crisp apples several months ago.
Both U.S. senators from Washington signed an analysis by congressional staffers that shows the Trump administration’s $16 billion bailout of U.S. farmers has mostly benefited those growers in the South and large companies over small operations.
Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on much, but a consensus is emerging to challenge the power of Big Tech.
The legal fight in Everett over bikini baristas' clothing — or lack thereof — is back in U.S. District Court after about a decade of clashes that brought forth a rather graphic city ordinance on what can and can't be worn.
Thousands of Washington farmers received millions in federal aid payments intended to compensate for losses from trade disputes.
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, joined farmers and their supporters in Pasco on Monday to encourage Congress to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, aka the new NAFTA.
ORONDO — At this point, few people have seen it and even fewer have tasted it. But by next year there will be more than 2 million boxes of Cosmic Crisp apples on the market.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill on Tuesday that provides additional state oversight of the growing federal H-2A guest worker program.
The two Chinese businessmen who came to Bill Bloxom’s office last week were cordial but gloomy.
Boeing's grounded 737 Max got a boost from two orders in November, but the American aircraft company continues to trail Europe's Airbus in both orders and deliveries of airline planes.
Despite passage of the bills, which makes the state a leader in clean energy, Washington state is still not on track to meet its greenhouse-gas emission targets for 2035.
In May 2018, Sunnyside-based Astria Health sought to acquire Trios Health in the Tri-Cities as part of former owner Kennewick Public Hospital District’s bankruptcy. The deal never happened, but Astria CEO John Gallagher made the case that the company’s experience in the Yakima Valley put it …
The Washington State Nurses Association and Service Employees International Union Health Care 1199NW have new contracts for hundreds of employees they represent at Astria Regional and Astria Toppenish.
SEATTLE — A specter is haunting America — the specter of socialism.
Demanding money to remove false information posted about a person or a business on social media could become a felony in Washington.Under a bill heard Tuesday by a Senate committee, a person who experiences such a threat could have an easier time getting the social media platform to remove i…