Posts Tagged ‘Washington State’

Local, State Rent Prices Leaving Wages Behind, Linked to Homeless Numbers

A new housing report finds Washingtonians would need to earn $27 per hour to afford rent on two-bedroom housing. The rapidly rising housing costs also have coincided with the growing issue of homelessness in the Wenatchee Valley and across state. Marcus Bellissimo reports.   Photo: Riverside 9, Weidner Apartment Homes, apartmentfinder.com

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More Than 200 New Laws Take Effect Today For Washington State

From the Associated Press More than 200 new laws take effect in Washington state this week, including a package of bills meant to address sexual misconduct at the workplace. Lawmakers ended their 60-day legislative session on time on March 8, and most of the more than 300 bills passed take effect today. Here’s a look…

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New Reports Suggests Changes To State’s Youth Probation System

Is it time for a change in Washington State’s Youth Probation System? A new report says the current probation system for young people is outdated and ineffective. It cites a pilot program in western Washington as an example of how juvenile probation can work better. Eric Tegethoff has the details.

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Six States Join Fray As Backers Attempt to Revive Columbia River Coal Terminal

Washington state’s decision to deny permits to a massive coal export terminal is not going over well with some coal-heavy states and several industry groups. Six Western states and several national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for the proposed terminal on the…

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Who Really Pays For Washington State’s Public Services?

With Tax Day in the rear-view mirror, a new report looks at the tax system of Washington State. It says too much of the tax burden falls on low- and middle-income earners, rather than wealthier Washingtonians. Dan Langager reports Wenatchee appears as one of the most progressive city tax systems in the state.

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The Cost Of Doing Business In NCW – Part 2

The business community of North Central Washington faces benefits and challenges unique to this region and Washington State. In a new series here on KOHO 101, in partnership with the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, we explore the cost of doing business in North Central Washington. We’ll talk with businesses big and small, from retail, to health…

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