NEWS

Primarily Washington, a new education resource

(OLYMPIA)— A new gateway for Washington students to discover and learn from primary sources documenting Washington history is now live. Primarily Washington, an online education portal by the Washington State Library featuring digitized lesson plans and historic documents from the Library,     (read more)

Taxable retail sales hit $155.3 billion in 2017

(OLYMPIA)- Continued gains in construction and auto sales sent taxable retail sales climbing to a record $155.3 billion in 2017, a 6.5 percent gain over calendar year 2016.

Retail trade sales also showed an increase of 5.6 percent to $66.7 billion in 2017.

Taxable retail sales includes     (read more)

WSDOT performance report analyzes agency-wide retirement trends

(OLYMPIA)– A retirement tsunami is on its way, and when the “gray wave” hits the Washington State Department of Transportation in the next few years it stands to take away hundreds of current employees.

Up to 42 percent of the agency’s workforce may retire by the year 2022, based on the     (read more)

Mount Vernon police arrested three in a weapon offense case

(MOUNT VERNON)- According to a news release from the Mount Vernon Police Department, officers responded to a report of shots fired near the intersection of N. Laventure Road and E. College Way on Sunday, June 3rd at 9:11 p.m. Witnesses reported occupants of a blue minivan had fired shots toward a     (read more)

A closure on US 2 in Snohomish County has been postponed

(EVERETT)- The scheduled closure of westbound US 2 between State Route 204 and 51st Avenue Southeast has been postponed due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for the weekend of June 23.     (read more)