SEATTLE (AP) - Wanted: A green thumb with extensive knowledge of the black, or at least gray, market.
As Washington state tries to figure out how to regulate its newly legal marijuana, officials are hiring an adviser on all things weed: how it's best grown, dried, tested, labeled, packaged and cooked into... Read More »
With job creation continuing at a snail's pace, some job seekers are finding that it pays to go where the jobs are. But just as some states were hit harder during the recession than others, the opposite is true in the current rate of economic recovery and job creation. Or to put it another way, some states... Read More »
It began as a gallant gesture. An off-the-clock bartender offered to walk a female patron home. But the night would lead to a punctured lung, two surgeries and medical bills that could go as high as $100,000.
Mike Boone of Trusty's Bar in Washington, D.C.'s East Hill neighborhood was walking a customer home... Read More »
Dozens of city workers in the nation's capital have been suspended, and face possible dismissal and prosecution for allegedly drawing unemployment benefits while still working.
Nearly 90 Washington, D.C., employees were suspended Monday while the investigation proceeds, The Washington Post reports, citing... Read More »
By Shannon Dininny
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn't forced them to leave some fruit on trees.
Growers in Washington state, which produces about half of the nation's apples, say the labor shortage was made worse by a... Read More »
The minimum wage is about to get a little better.
Or at least in eight states which have announced plans to increase the state minimum wage. The states include Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Florida and Vermont. The first five have already announced the specifics of the minimum wage... Read More »
Crossposted with TomDispatch.com
Like the country it governs, Washington is a city of extremes. It's only a short drive from the northwest District of Columbia, where the streets are lined with million-dollar homes and palatial embassies, and inhabitants have one of the nation's lowest jobless rates, to... Read More »