NEWS

Farmers invited to apply for innovative on-farm project grant funds

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- An innovative grant program designed to assist small farms and local farmers is now accepting applications from interested farmers. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all grant funds are committed.

Skagit County manages this project in partnership with     (read more)

Landing Practice operations are scheduled for NAS Whidbey Island next week

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)- Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) training operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field June 11th thru 15th. No FCLP training is scheduled to occur at the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville.

People living in local communities should remain aware that the     (read more)

Primarily Washington, a new education resource

(OLYMPIA)— A new gateway for Washington students to discover and learn from primary sources documenting Washington history is now live. Primarily Washington, an online education portal by the Washington State Library featuring digitized lesson plans and historic documents from the Library,     (read more)

Taxable retail sales hit $155.3 billion in 2017

(OLYMPIA)- Continued gains in construction and auto sales sent taxable retail sales climbing to a record $155.3 billion in 2017, a 6.5 percent gain over calendar year 2016.

Retail trade sales also showed an increase of 5.6 percent to $66.7 billion in 2017.

Taxable retail sales includes     (read more)

WSDOT performance report analyzes agency-wide retirement trends

(OLYMPIA)– A retirement tsunami is on its way, and when the “gray wave” hits the Washington State Department of Transportation in the next few years it stands to take away hundreds of current employees.

Up to 42 percent of the agency’s workforce may retire by the year 2022, based on the     (read more)