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Tensions swell over school salaries in Yakima Valley

Now that a nearly $1 billion court-approved funding package is being distributed to school districts in the Yakima Valley and the rest of the state, disputes are breaking out over …


Spokane City Council gets pay raise in 2019, mayor’s salary stays flat

A volunteer panel of citizens handed the City Council and its leader raises of 3.5 percent and 6 percent, while keeping the mayor’s salary at $168,000. All are among the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Starbucks to add sick time, higher pay for store workers

Starbucks will provide paid sick time to its employees nationwide and give its 150,000 hourly and salaried U.S. workers another wage hike in April, just three months after its regular …


Trump donates first 3 months of salary to Park Service

President Donald Trump is donating the first three months of his salary to the National Park Service.


Gary Crooks: Work objections may be unworkable

My life would be simpler if I could just forward emails and voicemails that ford the morality moat and take a battering ram to my beliefs.


Some Vancouver city councilors would refuse salary hike

Several Vancouver city councilors on Monday said they would either decline the hefty pay recently allotted by the city Salary Review Commission or donate the extra pay to charity.


Not to Spokane levels, but Vancouver boosts pay for mayor, council

The city of Vancouver’s salary review commission adopted an ordinance by a 3-2 vote Wednesday setting the mayor and city council’s dramatically higher salaries for 2017-18.


BP chief suffers shareholder revolt over $20M pay package

British energy producer BP has suffered a revolt by shareholders who objected Thursday to increasing Chief Executive Bob Dudley’s pay package by 20 percent after profit plunged last year.


McDonald’s top executives to get hefty raises

McDonald’s is planning some big raises for its top brass, according to a filing late Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Editorial: State Patrol urgently needs back-up

Washington State Patrol is finding it difficult to recruit and retain troopers.


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., May 12, 2015, 4:46 p.m.

Update: County CEO complaint forwarded to state Attorney General

Former Commissioner Bonnie Mager wants the state to investigate the process used to pick Commissioner Todd Mielke as the front-runner for the Spokane County chief executive job. Mager delivered a …


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 …


Vestal: Washington Policy Center loves numbers, loathes context

Did you know our mayor is paid more than the mayor of Mobile, Ala.? A lot more. The mayor’s salary of $169,000 is nearly twice the salary of the mayor …


Low wages may be good for business, but who else?

Occasionally, we hear from the business community about the wonders of the business climate in Idaho. Usually, though, those praising the Gem State’s business-friendliness don’t point out that one of …


Schools chief gets pay hike

The next Spokane Public Schools superintendent is expected to be paid about $17,000 more than the current district leader. The school board plans to approve Shelley Redinger’s contract at Wednesday’s …


Condon to keep salary at $100K for 2012

Spokane Mayor David Condon will hold his salary at $100,000 this year as promised, despite the recent controversy over his predecessor’s pay. But he said he will review his options …


Verner pay request denied

Former Mayor Mary Verner says she will not receive the $140,000 in back pay she requested in her final days in office. Verner told KHQ-TV that she received a “determination …


Washington stays near the top in board-certified teachers

Washington state has the second-most teachers in the nation who earned national board certification this year.


Yankees, Pettitte Agree To $3.75 Million Deal

The New York Yankees avoided arbitration and solidified their good relationship with Andy Pettitte on Saturday by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3.75 million, a record salary for a …


Lawmakers Ok $21 Million Pay Hike For State Employees

A big chunk of Gov. Phil Batt’s new budget spending plan fell into place Wednesday as the Legislature gave final approval of his $21 million pay increase for state workers. …


WSU, Price Move Closer To A New Deal Athletic Director, Football Coach Cram Talks Into Travel Schedules

Mike Price and Rick Dickson, separated by whirlwind schedules since Washington State’s appearance in the Rose Bowl three weeks ago, have moved closer to an agreement that will make Price …


UI Employees To Get Unexpected Bonus

The University of Idaho will use an unexpected $573,000 windfall to give employees a one-time bonus. At the same time, university officials say they may ask departments to cut another …


Pay Talks Leave Cops With Bad Feelings Police Association Wants City To Drop Attempts To Bring Benefits In Line With Private Sector

Saying they feel blistered by recent pay negotiations, city police officers are calling on the Coeur d’Alene City Council to craft a friendlier way to talk about wages and benefits. …


Ccs Trustees Approve Plan For Pay Raises

The Community Colleges of Spokane approved a controversial plan Tuesday to distribute $1.18 million to full- and part-time faculty members during the next two years. The CCS board of trustees …


WSU Faculty To Get 3 Percent Pay Increase

Washington State University faculty members can look forward to a 3 percent raise in July. The increase was included in the state’s higher education budget that received final approval in …


Starbird Put Abl On High Road

Kate Starbird will be highest-paid women’s basketball player. Photo by Associated Press


West Side Execs Earn Higher Pay

Health insurance executives in Eastern Washington earn considerably less than their counterparts on the West Side of the state, according to figures released Friday by Insurance Commissioner Deborah Senn. Dr. …


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Pete Weber ended a three-year drought by defeating Brian Himmler 208-191 in the title match of the Professional Bowlers Association’s Tucson (Ariz.) Open… . Outfielder Ryan Klesko and …


State High-Tech Workers Earn Highest Pay Average Was $57,555 In 1995

Electronics and computer workers in Washington state had the highest average pay in the nation in 1995 in their job classifications, a study released last week by the American Electronics …