growth management

New law pushes Washington cities and counties to plan for climate change

BY: - July 24, 2023

Planning for severe storms, flooding, wildfires and poor air quality will soon be required for Washington cities and counties. A new law passed by the Legislature this year requires local governments to consider climate change in their 20-year comprehensive plans beginning in 2025. The Department of Commerce released early guidance last month for how to […]

Washington gained more residents last year, but growth slowed

BY: - July 5, 2023

People are still moving into Washington faster than they’re moving out, driving up the state’s  population. But growth is down slightly from previous years.  The state’s population expanded by about 1.1% year-over-year, mostly due to migration and housing growth, according to the Office of Financial Management. The previous year, the state population grew by about […]