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The Snake River and its tributaries will see one of the lowest returns of steelhead in decades, according to a preseason forecast compiled by regional fisheries managers.
Lawmakers on Thursday received a revenue forecast that shows they have a little more money to work with as the Senate and House prepare to release their budget proposals in the coming weeks.
State tax revenue up slightly but budget writers don’t agree on what that means for taxes and spending overall.
Washington tax revenues higher than expected, but question remains on whether they'll cover everything the state needs in its budget.
People tired of bundling up in five layers just to head out the door to their cars can take heart – a warmup is coming.
The Spokane area will experience light snowfall Sunday before temperatures plunge to single digits Monday evening, the Spokane National Weather Service reports.
WINTERSPORTS -- After a soft holiday weekend opening for snow tubing, scenic rides and skiing and boarding on the beginner hill, Silver Mountain Resort plans to crank up more lifts on Friday. The resort plans to operate Chair 1, 2 and the beginner conveyer lift....
Estimate of $1.75 billion per year extra for public schools put into Washington’s budget outlook.
WINTERSPORTS -- A man with 20 years of experience with safety in the snow industry has moved to Sandpoint to head the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center. Jeff Thompson joins IPAC as executive director after leaving his central Colorado post as head of Snow Safety for...
The much-anticipated rebalancing of oil markets appears to be a bit further away after the International Energy Agency revised its forecast, trimming its expectations for the growth in oil demand and citing near-record production by OPEC’s Middle East exporters. The agency said Tuesday that the global oversupply of crude oil would last until the second half of 2017. It said that world oil demand is rising at a slower pace than expected, and it lowered its forecast by 100,000 barrels a day to an increase of 1.3 million barrels a day in 2016 and 1.2 million barrels a day in 2017.
NEW YORK – Starbucks has trimmed its sales forecast after revenue came in lighter than expected in the most recent quarter. The Seattle-based company said Thursday global sales rose 4 percent at established locations, including in its flagship U.S. market, for its fiscal third quarter. It now expects the figure to increase in the mid-single digit percentages for the year. It previously forecast growth to be “somewhat above” that range.
The stock market has been on a frustrating, dizzying roller-coaster ride to nowhere the last couple of years. It’s still not over.
The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast for the U.S. economy this year and said America should raise the minimum wage to help the poor, offer paid maternity leave to encourage more women to work and overhaul the corporate tax system to boost productivity.
Revenue projections for the state are up for the next three years.
State revenue forecasts for next three years up slightly
RIVERS – The overall snowpack in the West dropped at record speed in April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service reports. Runoff was above normal because of the rapid snowmelt, but Washington’s rivers and streams were able to contain it without flooding....
As lawmakers prepare to unveil a supplemental budget proposal, they have learned that they have a little less money to work with in the current budget cycle.
Despite some of the lowest gasoline prices seen in years, travel over the upcoming Labor Day holiday is expected to increase only slightly across the U.S. AAA auto club said it expects 35.5 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday.
FISHING -- An Idaho fish is leading the charge up the Columbia River. The first spring chinook of the year was counted moving over Bonneville Dam on Feb. 26. The wild fish is headed back in an attempt to spawn in the Lochsa River...