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Washington wolf bill passes key committee
Washington wolf bill passes key committee
Legislation to reopen Washington's wolf recovery plan has won approval from House Appropriations Committee.

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Washington free of bird flu quarantines
Washington free of bird flu quarantines
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has lifted quarantines established after bird flu was found in two places in Okanogan County.
Washington cider producers seek split from wineries
Washington cider producers seek split from wineries
Washington cider producers want to break away from winemakers to conduct their own marketing campaign.
DOE head: Water-protection guide should help cattlemen
DOE head: Water-protection guide should help cattlemen
The Washington Department of Ecology hopes to give cattlemen a clearer idea of what regulators look for when searching for potential water pollution.
Minimum wage hikes hurt more than help, study says
A Washington Research Council report says raises in minimum wages hinder more than help state economies and workers.
Researchers look at cider apples, mulches
Researchers look at cider apples, mulches
Washington State University researchers have been given new grants to look at qualities of cider apples and effects of biodegradable mulches on fruit in separate studies.
Washington AG backs separate rest pay for piece-rate workers
Washington AG backs separate rest pay for piece-rate workers
There's no shorage of legal advice in the pay dispute between Sakuma Brothers Farms and piece-rate workers.
Washington lawmakers struggle to move forward on REAL ID compliance
The federal REAL ID law, passed in 2005, requires proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of lawful status in the U.S. in order for a license to be valid for federal use.
Wolf, cougar and hemp bills meet deadline to stay alive in Olympia
Wolf, cougar and hemp bills meet deadline to stay alive in Olympia
Washington lawmakers are six weeks into a 15-week session, and bills are thrlving, dying and barely hanging on.
WSDA official opens doors for ag exporters
WSDA official opens doors for ag exporters
Joe Bippert manages the Washington State Department of Agriculture's international marketing program, helping companies do business overseas.
2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contract
2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contract
Tentative contract deal reached.