REC Silicon is entitled to a $16 million refund from Grant County for property taxes the Moses Lake plant paid in 2011, under a formalized settlement agreement announced this week between the two parties. Read More
Senate Coalition-Majority Leader Rodney Tom (D-48th District, Bellevue) chastised Democrat members for playing politics and not taking the will of Washingtonians seriously by introducing five fiscal reform bills before the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday. Read More
The Everett Sausage Festival has lured crowds to Our Lady of Perpetual Help's parish grounds for 36 years. With sausages, sauerkraut, carnival rides, music and a beer garden, the event raises money for Catholic education. Read More
The state Supreme Court has rejected two Port Townsend residents’ contention that city property owners shouldn’t pay property taxes to Jefferson County Public Utility District 1 for water services because they already are paying for the utility in the city. Read more
Albert Ugas, the right hand of outgoing Assessor-Treasurer Dale Washam, has filed a claim for damages against Pierce County, alleging that various leaders conspired to silence him and retaliate against him for reporting acts of wrongdoing. Read more
THE state Supreme Court ruled in early January in the McCleary decision that the Legislature was not meeting its constitutional requirement to “make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.” Meeting the requirement will cost a total of around $2 billion per year. Read more
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