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While most Washington businesses have complied with Gov. Jay Inslee's July mandate to require employees and customers to wear masks, several in the Spokane area have received fines even after site visits and warnings.
The liftoff of the United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter was postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site.
Thoburn C. Brown, born in 1907, was an inventor who knew his way around a pair of tin snips. Thoburn and his older brother William, born in 1902, attended Lewis and Clark High School. By 1929, both worked in their father’s business, Brown Metal Works. At night, the two young men tinkered with airplanes and in 1930 rolled out Thoburn’s first design, an all-aluminum, high-wing plane called the Metalark. Legendary Spokane pilot Nick Mamer made the first flight.
Washington is requiring new safety standards to protect agricultural and food processing workers COVID -19.
A day after telling employees it would remain open, Huntwood Industries abruptly changed course Thursday and laid off the bulk of about 500 employees at its Liberty Lake headquarters.
“Our main focus is creating jobs for the local community to help us present an enjoyable product grown with consciousness to the environment, where we are not polluting the Earth but giving back.”
An Idaho-based drilling company lost its license to operate in Washington this week after multiple unsafe blasts sent rock flying more than half a football field and damaged nearby buildings.
More Washington workers would either get a raise or qualify for overtime starting in 2021 under new rules from the state Department of Labor and Industries.
Washington state is adopting some of the nation’s most aggressive overtime rules, restoring protections for hundreds of thousands of salaried workers and taking what supporters say is a crucial step toward rebuilding the middle class.
It’s always a judgment call between responders taking a risk and reducing risk for the public.
The U.S. Department of Labor has settled a claim against a Spokane-based business organization over allegations that its leaders secretly transferred $3 million from a trust fund set up to lower health insurance costs for 800 local businesses to instead enrich their own for-profit company.
A proposal by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries to change overtime rules for salaried employees has drawn concern from local businesses while others claim it could put more money in workers’ pockets. The proposal, introduced by the department last year, significantly increases the number of employees that would receive overtime pay by raising the state’s salary threshold for exempt workers to nearly $80,000 a year and updating a test used to determine who qualifies for the exemption.
A Spokane homeowner reported the general contractor who remodeled his house to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries when he found out she had been receiving workers’ compensation benefits at the same time.
A larger and more modern Goodwill store celebrated its grand re-opening last month on East 27th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill.
State agency proposes new salary standards for exempting some workers from overtime pay.
A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private spacecraft to land on the moon.
A Spokane Valley man who stole more than $230,000 in workers’ comp and federal disability benefits settled a plea agreement in November and will spend 30 days in jail and pay nearly $95,000 in restitution. Dennis J. Bennett, 64, was accused of managing the Cum Inn Bar & Grill while claiming he was disabled. From 2012 to 2016, Bennet recieved about $47,000 from Social Security and about $188,000 in wage replacement benefits from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, according to court documents.
Low number of complaints to the state about exotic dance clubs not telling the whole story, dancers tell House committee.
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest is renovating and expanding its South Hill location in Spokane following its purchase of the building this summer.
Changes to Washington’s overtime rules could significantly boost the number of professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay.