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Supporters of the orchard say the concept is a natural fit for the capital city, where the cider industry has taken root and taken off. Only Washington State produces more apples than the diverse crop found in the Empire State. "As far as we know, this is one of the first orchards of this type in an urban area in ...
He attended Washington State University. Since he knew the family business would be waiting for him, Wilcox majored in history. That's how we got to ancient Greek history and Thucydides, the author of the “History of the Peloponnesian War.” Earlier this month, he stood on a hill overlooking the farm — the ...

A second trial for a Washington state couple facing three first-degree and 12 second-degree charges of animal abuse is scheduled to start Tuesday in Kittitas County Superior ... The Kingcades ran the Emerald City Thoroughbred Project and said the horses were in poor condition when they were rescued.
Among those 15 cities, Bellingham was found to have the fourth least regressive tax rates when looking at state and local taxes, meaning the tax burden was more evenly spread between poor and the rich households. No other Whatcom County cities were included in the report. According to the study, ...
The seventh-year shooting guard out of Washington State is milling around the team's practice facility on the top floor of the Marriott City Center in downtown Oakland. Superstar teammate Kevin Durant is wrapping up a media scrum on one end, reigning Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green is ...
A household earning $25,000 in Seattle pays about $4,200, or 17 percent of its income, in state and local taxes, according to a report from the liberal-leaning Economic Opportunity Institute. But a $250,000-income household pays $11,000, which pencils out to just 4.4 percent of income. Here's why.

That puts the growing city in a unique position, given that it needs more revenue to invest in its increasing need for public services. Supporters of lower tax rates on wealthy residents have said it promotes job creation, although the report found no correlation between job growth and cities' tax structures.
Joining five other cities and 18 attorneys general, the City of Seattle announced on Tuesday that it is suing the Trump administration over a question on the upcoming 2020 Census that will ask residents about their citizenship status. Last week, Washington state announced that it, too, was suing the ...
Tirman said the gender-inclusive restroom proposal mimics one adopted several years ago by the city of Seattle, as well as other cities across the country. ... While Washington state has been at the forefront of maintaining access to restrooms for all citizens, the state Human Rights Commission's rule on ...
Net neutrality was a significant pillar of American strength and honor when it became a regulation of the Federal Communications Commission in 2015. But then an anti-regulation zealot, Ajit Pai, was appointed chairman of the FCC in 2017 and immediately plunged into an effort to make net neutrality go ...
The act encourages local governments to use district-based elections, like city councils in Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane do already. The state senate gave final approval of the act Monday, sending it to Governor Jay Inslee for his signature. Democratic state Representative Zack Hudgins was among the ...
Setting up a likely legal fight with the Trump administration, Washington has become the first state to enact its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules designed to keep the internet an even playing field. "We know that when D.C. fails to act, Washington state has to do ...
Dayton Rep. Terry Nealey has joined a growing list of House Republicans who won't seek re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives this fall. ... Kennewick City Councilman Matt Boehnke is running for Haler's spot. Richland City Councilman Phillip Lemley plans to run against Rep.
Bans were previously passed by Massachusetts, New Jersey and the cities of Denver and Columbia, South Carolina, according to the National Conference of ... A provision of the bill also allows the Washington State Patrol to set up a yearlong "buy back" program for people who already own the devices.
A local nonprofit started building the tiny houses, portable 120-square-foot shacks that can make up villages of 14 to 44 units. Washington state has 29 homeless people for every 10,000 state residents, according to a 2017 federal study. The national average, by comparison, is 17 people for every 10,000 ...
One reason the problem is so hard to solve is the lack of affordable housing in many big cities. There was anecdotal evidence that landlords in tight markets were turning veterans away. Now there's solid proof of that, as NPR's Quil Lawrence reports. QUIL LAWRENCE, BYLINE: The Washington state ...
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Seattle. ... Disabled military veterans who use vouchers to pay rent will find it easier to lease homes in the Tri-Cities and elsewhere in Washington after a sting by the state attorney general's office. Celski & Associates Inc.

One day after a carbon tax bill stalled in the Washington Legislature, a coalition of environmental, community and labor groups on Friday filed a proposed citizens' initiative that would put a price on carbon emissions. Saying voters, communities and businesses want strong action to reduce greenhouse gas ...
For decades, coal mined just outside the Montana town of Colstrip has produced power for Western Washington. But now Puget Sound Energy — Washington's largest energy utility and the biggest owner of the coal plant seen here in the distance — wants out. As PSE plans its Colstrip phaseout, a small ...
1 safest city in the state. To make the rankings, the organization reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with the council's own population data and internal research. Violent crimes were given more weight than property crimes, due to their severity. The researchers eliminated any cities that failed ...
Tana Senn has experienced in the Legislature, she told constituents in a Bellevue public-school gymnasium Saturday as lawmakers heard from voters at town-hall meetings across the Puget Sound region. “There was the shooting in Florida,” said Senn, D-Mercer Island, referring to the killing of 17 people ...
Why a Small Town in Washington State Is Still Printing Wooden Money ... A lot of cities and towns across the U.S. ended up employing a similar concept, printing scrip notes or IOUs on slips of paper. But by the end of December, Major had devised a way to turn Tenino's monetary misfortune into a highly ...
SIOUX CITY – A man wanted in Washington state on charges of vehicular homicide was arrested at a Sioux City bar Tuesday night by Sioux City ... With the assistance of the Sioux City police Department, U.S. Marshals were able to locate and arrest Kunze at a bar in the Morningside area of Sioux City.
In late 2012, Carlson found some empty retail space in the city of Wenatchee, just a few blocks from the Columbia River, and began to experiment with configurations of servers and cooling systems until he found something he could scale up into the biggest bitcoin mine in the world. The boom here had ...
The Spokesman-Review reports that the biologists tagged the massive cat on Monday north of Chewelah. State carnivore research scientist Brian Kertson called the cat a monster. He said it's so muscular that the first tranquilizer dart he shot at it popped out as the cat flexed. Kertson says it's the largest ...
At least 10 property management companies across Washington State have illegally refused to rent to military veterans who use federal housing ... and Mission Rock Residential LLC, based in Colorado, manages 13 properties in nine Washington cities including Tacoma, according to the AG's office.
By the Tri-City Herald Editorial Board ... All but one Tri-City area legislator voted in favor of the outrageous proposal, which was advanced in such a way that traditional public hearings could not be held on the measure. Sen. ... She said the bill “wholly disrupts” Washington state's transparency laws.


 

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