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OLYMPIA– The Department of Revenue will relax eligibility requirements for participation in the Voluntary Disclosure Agreement (VDA) program, which allows unregistered businesses to come forward voluntarily to register and pay prior tax obligations.   Revenue is temporarily expanding the...
OLYMPIA -  The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $2,005,000 in low-interest loans and $1,170,000 in grants for economic development, public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth, job creation and...
        OLYMPIA - As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase across the state, Gov. Jay Inslee and Sec. of Health John Wiesman today announced a new limit on social gatherings and a ban on live entertainment across...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Public Works Board is accepting applications for broadband infrastructure construction grants and loans July 13, 2020 through September 9, 2020. Approximately $9.1 million is available for low-interest loans and $8.6 million for grants. Cities, towns, counties,...
Editors Note: The Business and Workers update is a weekly newsletter providing news and information to help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is compiled by the state Economic Resiliency Team (ERT), part of the Joint Information Center. Below is...
OLYMPIA – On July 10 the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report, which shows COVID-19 transmission is still accelerating across most of the state as of the end of June.  The report highlights concerning COVID-19 trends in Spokane County, the...
  OLYMPIA – In the continuing effort to collect, maintain and publish the most useful data available to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has published a new death data report that includes different...
NCW Media had a talk with 12th District incumbent State Representative Keith Goehner in early July. He faces Twisp’s Adrianne Moore in the race. Here are his answers to our questions:  NCW Media: When/if you are reelected, what actions would you want the state legislature to do to help...
For Republicans who are unhappy with state politics the August 5 primary election will be critical. There are 15 candidates running for Governor in an attempt to unseat Jay Inslee who is running for a third term. Republicans have been unable to field a winning candidate for governor since John...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee announced on July 8, the extension of the Safe Start proclamation (https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/20-25.6%20-%20COVID-19%20Safe%20Start-Stay%20Healthy%20%28tmp%29.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery) until August 6.   ...

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