What will it take to double Washington’s manufacturing sector?

Manufacturing is a bedrock of the state’s economy. It accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and approximately 11% of the...

Inslee’s natural gas ban is bad for prices, environment

Gov. Jay Inslee’s end run around the state Legislature banning natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings is a...

We’re heeding health officials’ advice for our fall expo

As the Tri-Cities grapples with rising Covid-19 cases again, we’re seeing more cancellations and postponements of community events. We’ve got...

Remote work helps drive growth in rural Washington

Back to school this year is, unfortunately, not a return to normal. As summer turns to fall, the Delta variant...

New law will ease burden of future long-term care needs

Many of us don’t think about or plan for long-term care until a crisis strikes or urgency forces our hand....

Long-term care tax is the wrong answer to a good question

Starting Jan. 1, more of your paycheck will go missing if you are a W2 worker in Washington. The state...

A common refrain plays again: vaccinate, social distance, wear masks

Mask up, folks. As the delta variant drives Covid-19 rates up to 2020 levels, the business community wonders what the...

New data offers a glimpse of Washington’s nascent pandemic recovery

In the fourth quarter of 2020, retail sales came roaring back in Wahkiakum County. The small county in southwest Washington...

We must put a stop to catastrophic wildfires

This summer, with severe drought and hot temperatures throughout the West, the threat of wildfires is once again at the...

Could Japanese hydrogen pilot work in Washington?

The 2020 Toyko Olympics were billed as the “Hydrogen Olympics.” Then along came Covid-19 and sporting events worldwide were put...

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