Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
WSU offers $15.7 million in wage increases for academic student employees

PULLMAN — Academic student employees on assistantships would see an average wage increase of at least 20% under the latest proposal offered by Washington State University as labor negotiations continued ahead of a …

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Basin Business Journal commodity report as of Feb. 16, 2024

Traded Commodities Corn (bushel) $4.1650 Wheat (bushel) $5.6050 Oats (bushel) $3.8325 Soybeans (bushel) $11.7225

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
WAEF marks 30 years

WENATCHEE — The Washington Apple Education Federation celebrated its 30th birthday this month, according to an announcement from the organization. The anniversary commemorates three decades of shaping the future…

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
State paying out $40M-plus to families after price-fixing lawsuit

OLYMPIA — Thousands of Washington households will receive a little extra money, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced in a Dec. 6 press conference. The payouts are the result of price-fixing lawsuits b…

Updated 5 months ago
Basin Business Journal commodity report for Nov. 22, 2023

Commodity prices in the Basin

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Chemical processor fined nearly $480,000 for exposing workers to toxic gases

TUMWATER — A manufacturing company in Moses Lake that works with dangerous chemicals is facing nearly $480,000 in fines for safety violations, according to a statement from the Washington State Department of Labor …

Updated 7 months ago
Energy Dept. awards Washington $23.4 million for electric infrastructure

OLYMPIA — On Sept. 5, Washington state received a $23.4 million Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to modernize the electric grid and reduce impacts due to extre…

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Yakima orchards pay back wages to improperly paid workers

TUMWATER — The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced July 12 that the owners of two Yakima orchards have paid $500,000 in back wages and interest to more than 400 workers. “Farmworkers do…

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Basin Business Journal commodity report for July 21, 2023

Here's how agricultural commodity prices have changed in the last month:

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
As fuel taxes plummet, states weigh charging by the mile

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Evan Burroughs has spent eight years touting the virtues of an Oregon pilot program charging motorists by the distance their vehicle travels rather than the gas it guzzles, yet his own mother still…