Migrant workers in field

H-2A housing plans prove controversial

More and more farmers are looking to hire temporary workers to fill needed jobs, however they are finding it hard to agree with the local community on where to house those people...
Inslee declares wildfire state of emergency

Inslee declares wildfire state of emergency

Proclamation cites “abnormally dry conditions”
U.S. government bonds hit four month high

U.S. government bonds hit four month high

Highest yield since May 17
Army Corps of Engineers gives Seattle harbor project green light

Army Corps of Engineers gives Seattle harbor project green light

Harbor would become nation’s deepest
How the tariffs stole Christmas?

How the tariffs stole Christmas?

Trade dispute hits tree light prices
GM to lay off more than 14,000 workers

GM to lay off more than 14,000 workers

Job loss affects 6,000 factory workers
gas pump

Oil prices highest in four years

Feeling a squeeze at the pump? ABC News reports that oil prices have risen above $70 per barrel this week...
Amazon value drops by $250 billion

Amazon value drops by $250 billion

A 25 percent value drop in a month

Apple needs additional Seattle space for planned growth

Apple must find more office space to reach its 2022 growth goal.
American entrepreneurs return from China

American entrepreneurs return from China

New regulations, taxes send them home

U.S. economy expands 3.5 percent in Q3

U.S. economy Q3 growth was strong, but not as strong as Q2…

Microsoft announces more layoffs

Job loss within international sales force

Tesla might go private

Fox News reports that Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk announced Tuesday on social media that is considering taking the company private. Board members...

Trump issues memo on state dams

Orders management plans to be completed sooner
Spokane County votes to open collective bargaining to public

Spokane County votes to open collective bargaining to public

Largest county to open union talks
U.S.-China tension could affect North Korea talks

U.S.-China tension could affect North Korea talks

North Korean leader to meet with China
Airbus CEO optimistic about rivalry with Boeing

Airbus CEO optimistic about rivalry with Boeing

CEO reflects on company before retirement
All-cash home buyers must reveal themselves

All-cash home buyers in King County must reveal themselves

New federal rule against money laundering
Stocks fall with rising interest rates

Stock market sees gains after Fed chairman remarks

Fed chairman says rates increase will be slower
Elon Musk sued by SEC

Elon Musk sued by SEC

CEO rejects settlement offer
Stocks fall with rising interest rates

Investors hope for “Christmas miracle” rebound

First annual decline since 2015

Stocks drop amid fears of government shutdown

Worst month since the Great Depression
Canada begins imposing tariffs on U.S. goods

Canada begins imposing tariffs on U.S. goods

The Associated Press reports that Canada began Sunday imposing tariffs on $12.6 billion worth of U.S. goods in response to U.S., tariffs on their...
Raspberries

Increased raspberry imports harm Whatcom County farmers

The U.S. has upped its imports on frozen raspberries, which places a strain on local farmers trying to sell their fruit during the harvest…

Boeing hints it could move up to 1,6000 jobs to Kent next year…

Agricultural businesses may see fee change

Although Ecology has not modified its fee structure for its air quality registration program in six years, the department is proposing a modification of those fees…
Justice Departments appeals ruling on corporate merger

Justice Department appeals ruling on corporate merger

AT&T cites need to compete with tech companies

U.S. home construction declined last month

Homebuilders completed fewer builds in September…
Fish and Wildlife approve proposed budget

Fish and Wildlife approve proposed budget

Revised plan includes funding for hatchery

Washington no longer top housing market

Nevada takes the lead in fastest price increase
Gas pump

The rising price of oil doesn’t necessarily harm the economy

Even though gas prices have gradually increased over the past year, the U.S. economy has remained strong…

Ford ends plan to import small car over tariffs

Imports to have started next year
Cows

Northwest beef sector optimistic despite tariffs

While the Northwest beef sector will face additional tariffs this week, those ranchers say they remain hopeful…

Amazon tests small sized “Go” stores

Amazon is testing smaller cashierless stores...
Migrant farm workers

How the smoke affects farmworkers

Farmworkers are taking steps to ensure they can continue working in the smoky conditions…

Quality harvest expected for potatoes, onions

Local potato and onion farmers should experience a good harvest this year…
Wildfire grows to 58,000 acres

Wildfire grows to 58,000 acres

Parts of I-90 closed again due to flames
Trump to help revitalize Chinese smartphone company

Trump recruits help for Chinese smartphone company

After announcing his plans for increased tariffs on Chinese-imported goods, President Trump is now asking the State Department of Commerce to help a Chinese telecom and smartphone company...
Ford: metal tariffs costing us

Ford: metal tariffs costing us

CEO says $1 billion lost in profit
City Light could raise rates by 30 percent

City Light could raise rates by 30 percent

Rate increase despite lower spending plan
Red Delicious Apples

Washington apple growers expand their varieties

Apple growers make way for new varieties…

Wine stakeholders discuss outlook

Wine professionals discuss latest trends for production and sales…
Voters approve local food tax ban

Voters approve I-1634 local food tax ban

Latest update shows initiative garnered 54 percent of vote
Farm worker

Growers suggest guest workers help pay living costs

Washington farmers are asking for minor changes to the H-2A guest worker program…

KeyArena rennovation to cost $850 million

Developer Oak View Group announces latest KeyArena revamp cost estimate

Hay and wheat producers can expect profitable harvest

This year’s hay and wheat harvest is expected to result in higher production and returns for those farmers…
MasterCard credit card

Google and Mastercard deal tracks retail purchases

Privacy concerns arise in a new deal struck between Google and Mastercard…
Google

Google plans to expand near Amazon

Excerpt: Google is planning to move into new buildings in South Lake Union…

U.S. consumer confidence hits 18-year high

U.S. consumer confidence continues to rise…
DIck's Drive-In restaurant

Head tax opposition continues

Several opponents of the head tax have been out gathering signatures needed to qualify the referendum on the tax for the fall ballot…
Sea-Tac Airport

New Sea-Tac terminal estimated at $1 billion

Sea-Tac is constructing an international arrivals facility, but delays and disagreements have raised the price tag…

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