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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 ...

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 -- ... GOP
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 ...
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 ...

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. Washington State
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 ...
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.
FILE – This April 2, 2010 file photo shows a Tesoro Corp. refinery, including a gas flare flame that is part of normal plant operations, in Anacortes, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). Share story. By. Jim Brunner. and. Daniel Beekman. Washington voters soundly rejected Initiative 732 in 2016, which ...
WASHINGTON - The National Council for Home Safety and Security recently came out with a list ranking the safest cities in the state of Washington as of ... At the top of the list for Washington State and making fifth safest in the nation sits Sammamish, Washington with a .36 average of violent crimes and just ...
By comparison, top-ranked Sammamish, a city of 53,387, had 19 violent crimes (0.36 per 1,000) and 443 property crimes (8.30 per 1,000). Rounding out the top five safest cities in the state were West Richland, Camas and Maple Valley. Ferndale was the next Whatcom County city to make the list at No.
Spokane ranked almost dead last coming in at number 79 (there were only 80 cities on the list). Spokane had over 1,200 violent crimes committed during the time the survey was taken which was the third highest in the state. The only city that ranked worse than Spokane was Tukwila. Other cities in our area ...
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 ...
DES MOINES, Wash. — A community college in Washington state was locked down Friday following reports of shots fired but police found no evidence of a gunman and no injuries were reported.Police armed with heavy weaponry swarmed Highline College in the city of Des Moines after the reports of ...
DES MOINES, Washington — Highline College officials have given the all clear following reports of possible shots fired at their community college Friday, February 16th. Fire officials in Washington state say they know of no people with injuries.
Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy. Thirteen children backed by the non-profit Our Children's Trust filed a lawsuit on Friday in King County Superior Court to force the state to end its reliance on fossil fuels. The only way to do so ...
Seattle nominations are up for best new restaurant (JuneBaby), outstanding baker (Evan Andres, Columbia City Bakery), outstanding bar program (Canon), outstanding chef, outstanding restaurant (Canlis), outstanding restaurateur (Ethan Stowell and Angela Stowell), outstanding wine program (Vino, ...
A community college in Washington state was locked down Friday following reports of shots fired but police found no evidence of a gunman and no injuries were reported. Police armed with heavy weaponry swarmed Highline College in the city of Des Moines after the reports of shots about 9 a.m.. Students ...
The state's county assessors have been pushing legislators to provide relief to those most vulnerable to increases. A bill in the Washington state House would allow counties and cities to extend exemptions from any portion of a property tax impacted by a levy-lid lift to senior citizens, people with disabilities ...
The News Tribune reported Thursday that jurors found one of the men guilty this week for the killing of Elijah Crawford, while the other two pleaded guilty. Prosecutors say the men's intended target was Crawford's friend, who had been feuding with 25-year-old Alberto Colt-Sarmiento. The shooting ...
This year's conference theme is "History Changes the World." Workshops and sessions on different aspects of bringing history alive will be held. The association advances living history as a form of interpretation, the encouragement of interaction and cooperation between individuals and institutions ...
The State of the City Report is an annual year in review of activities (drawn from Department annual reports) carried out by the Goldendale City ... two Sergeants, six officers, one of which is a police canine officer and one that is still in training at the Washington State Police Academy until January 18th.
PULLMAN – Head Washington State strength and conditioning coach Jason Loscalzo has reportedly taken a job with the NFL's Chicago Bears, a source close to the program told The ... Former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy is entering his first season as the Bears' head coach.
Authorities arrested a Washington state student suspected in a school shooting plot after his grandmother showed officers plans for an attack. Police in Everett, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Seattle, arrested 18-year-old Joshua Alexander O'Connor on attempted murder and other charges ...
Washington state's health insurance market is increasingly volatile. While the number of people without insurance ... “We were relatively stable before this year,” said Pam MacEwan, CEO of the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange at the January hearing. “The uncertainty of this past year has created ...
Authorities say a 14-year-old middle school student in Washington state was arrested for bringing air soft guns to school. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office on Friday arrested the Mountainside Middle School student after discovering the two black air soft pistols in the student's backpack. An air soft pistol ...
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 ...
A task force to look at worker health concerns at the Hanford nuclear reservation would be formed under a bill that unanimously passed the Washington state Senate on Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, is intended to develop recommendations for diagnosing and ...
Prior to voting on the bill, the House narrowly rejected an amendment that would have kept cities like Spokane from having stricter requirements than the state has. The Spokane City Council adopted its own Ban the Box ordinance last November, which also has exemptions for certain jobs and allows a fine ...
(TNS) — Widespread technology issues with the state's new pot-tracking system have kept marijuana growers and sellers scrambling since last week, and store managers say they're beginning to worry about increasingly sparse shelves. Washington state requires marijuana products to be tracked from ...


 

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