Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature in the House chambers Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington already has the highest state minimum wage in the country, and Gov. Jay Inslee says it should go even higher.
Photo courtesy Ryan Hagerty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
State Fish and Wildlife biologists put GPS tracking collars on 28 moose last month in northeast Washington for a long-term study.
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Three days into his new job as Seattle's mayor, Ed Murray announced Friday he'll sign an executive order moving toward paying all city employees at least $15 an hour.
Washington's already highest-in-the-nation minimum wage will jump to $9.32 an hour on New Year's Day.
TransAlta in Centralia, Wash. Photo via TransAlta.com/us
Power plants and refineries continue to rank among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gas emissions in Washington in 2012, according to the latest data reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
(Wikimedia Commons photo by Walter Siegmund)
The number of oil tankers in Washington state waters could increase almost sevenfold under a proposal by a Canadian pipeline company to expand the amount of crude oil it sends to the Pacific Coast.
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More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, entailing potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy.
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Washington State health officials began testing shellfish samples from Poverty Bay on Thursday after seafood inspectors in China said earlier this month they found high levels of arsenic in geoduck clams.
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Consumer activist and failed presidential candidate Ralph Nader has some words for Boeing.
Magnified view of New Zealand mudsnail
It looks like the cold snap early this month killed about half the New Zealand mudsnails that have invaded Capitol Lake in Olympia.
In this Dec. 16, 2013 file photo, package handler Chris Addison arranges packages before loading a delivery truck at a FedEx sorting facility in Kansas City, Mo. Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.The delays were blamed on poor weather earlier this week in parts of the country as well as overloaded systems. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.
Neighbors and business owners in Seattle's Chinatown-International District have a vision for the no-parking zone at Sixth Avenue South and South Weller Street. They see the empty, 24-foot-long space as the perfect place for the neighborhood's first public "parklet," but they need others to agree and -- more importantly - to help pay.
FILE - Washington’s Kaleigh Nelson (6) and Lianna Sybeldon, right, go for the block on a killshot by Southern California’s Sara Shaw, below left, in the finals of an NCAA college volleyball regional tournament match in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
A sell-out crowd for this week's NCAA Volleyball Championship at KeyArena means big business for Seattle's economy.
Alaska Airlines is partnering with Uber to offer travelers a free ride to the airport during the busy Christmas travel week. (Graphic courtesy Alaska Airlines).
Alaska Airlines is teaming up with Uber, the on-demand car service, to offer free rides for travelers headed to Sea-Tac International Airport during the busy Christmas travel week.
Washington state's unemployment rate dropped slightly last month, but the state still saw job losses.