Thurston County Comissioner Sandra Romero and Long Range Planning Manager Cynthia Wilson were expert panelists at a national conference held last week in Lexington, Ky. on local successes and best practices for preserving working farmland. The Farmland, Food and Livable… Read More +
Washington small businesses that want to offer health insurance to their employees can use a new marketplace just opened in the state. More than 20 health plans are available through the business arm of Washington Healthplanfinder.
Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that first baseman Justin Smoak was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mariners Major League, 40-man roster is now at 39 players. Smoak, who turns 28 on Dec. 5, appeared in 496 games for the Mariners after joining the club on July 9, 2010.
Researchers are looking for ways to turn wood waste into energy, creating a market for smaller trees that would make forest-thinning economically viable. A Salt Lake City company, Amaron Energy, has created a biomass reactor in a freight container to demonstrate how roasting wood chips can create three products: READ MORE
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces the final free day of 2014 is Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Visitors will not be required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park. The "free days" are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, READ MORE