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  • Spokane County workers’ salaries trail city of Spokane paychecks

    Half the top 12 earners in Spokane County government last year were women, with Medical Examiner Sally Aiken taking in the largest base salary at more than $197,000. While income …

  • County says workers’ pay hike hinges on talks with deputies

    The largest bargaining unit of Spokane County employees will soon ask for their first cost-of-living pay increase in four years. That request will come amid a dwindling budget and uncertainty …

  • State looks at salary hikes

    OLYMPIA – Washington retirement officials said Tuesday they are examining a batch of pay raises that helped some government workers increase the values of their pensions. Marcie Frost, the director …

  • Idaho leads nation in minimum-wage workers

    When it comes to paying workers as little as possible, Idaho ranks first in the nation.

  • Wash. minimum wage stays on top at $9.19

    The minimum wage in Washington will go up to $9.19 an hour on Jan. 1, keeping the state ahead of all others and nearly $2 above the federal minimum wage …

  • State employees’ pay cuts likely restored

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State workers who saw a smaller paycheck over the past two years because of the state’s budget woes are likely to see pay cuts restored under …

  • Wash. Supreme Court overturns school salary ruling

    Variation in the way Washington teachers and other school staff are paid does not pose a constitutional problem, the Washington Supreme Court ruled today.

  • Deputies must work overtime

    Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies will work mandatory overtime and 12-hour shifts beginning Aug. 5 as the department’s deputy shortage approaches “critical mass,” Sheriff Rocky Watson said Monday. “A 12-hour shift …



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