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Rents in Washington show signs of stabilizing

BY: - November 1, 2023

As apartments built over the past few years open to tenants rent prices across Washington are leveling off, a new analysis of the state’s rental market found.  The average apartment rent statewide between July and September was $1,763 – a 0.6% increase over a year earlier, according to the Washington Center for Real Estate Research’s […]

How you can help prevent your ballot from getting rejected

BY: - October 27, 2023

There are three basic ways Washington voters can prevent their ballots from being rejected in the upcoming Nov. 7 election: mail your ballot early, sign it with the same signature used on your driver’s license and use your legal name. That’s according to a new study from the University of Washington on the most common […]

After early opioid lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, competitors ramped up marketing

BY: - October 18, 2023

For some pharmaceutical companies, a 2007 Kentucky lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for its role in the opioid crisis appeared to be less of a warning than a business opportunity.  That’s according to a recently published University of Washington study that found prescription opioid companies competing with Purdue, the maker of OxyContin, increased marketing efforts after […]

Billions spent on hatcheries, habitat fails to help native Columbia River salmon, study finds

BY: - August 5, 2023

Decades of data show that despite billions in taxpayer investment, salmon and steelhead hatchery programs and restoration projects in the Columbia River Basin have failed to support or boost native fish populations and in fact are contributing to their decline. Oregon State University economics professor William Jaeger and Mark Scheuerell, a biologist with the U.S. […]

Washington’s highest paid state workers are coaches, not politicians

BY: - July 3, 2023

The highest-paid state employees in Washington don’t write the laws or run any government operations. They coach college football and basketball, oversee Washington’s two largest public universities and make money investing taxpayer dollars, according to the 2022 state employee salary database.   Kalen DeBoer, who guided the University of Washington Huskies football team to an 11-2 […]