Category Archives: Washington

Washington Winegrowers 2018 Convention & Trade Show Feb 6-8 in Kennewick

Washington Winegrowers logoThe Washington Winegrowers Association’s (formerly known as the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers) 2018 Convention & Trade Show on February 6-8, 2018, is being held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA.

This year’s Winegrowers Convention theme is Washington Wine: By Design, the premier educational and networking opportunity for the Northwest wine and grape industry to see, taste, and experience the industry’s innovative approach. Continue Reading

AWB to Host 2018 Legislative Day and Hill Climb

AWB to Host 2018 Legislative Day and Hill Climb

Employers, employees and lawmakers to discuss climate policy, workforce, economy and keeping Washington competitive OLYMPIA — Washington employers, lawmakers and economists will discuss manufacturing, climate policy and keeping Washington competitive at the Association of Washington Business 2018 Legislative Day and Hill Climb. AWB’s one-day conference is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Hotel RL Olympia.… Continue Reading

Washington State Department of Revenue offers free tax workshop Jan. 9 in Seattle

  Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners Jan. 9, 2018 in Seattle. Call 206-727-5300 or go online to register on Revenue’s workshop and education page.  Participants will learn… Continue Reading

Reveal Walla Walla Valley Wine Futures Auction Evolves for 2018

The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance has announced the return of Reveal Walla Walla Valley Wine futures auction on April 16, 2018. This intimate, invitation-only auction features wholly unique, small-lot wines from the Walla Walla Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) and the region’s sub AVA “The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater.” Continue Reading

Washington Bikes Ride in the Rain Challenge kicks off Wednesday, November 1

Get your fenders in place and take on the rain! This November 1-30, Washington Bikes is inviting everyone in the state of Washington to participate in the Ride in the Rain Challenge, a friendly competition among two-wheeled teams to bike as much as possible—for fun, for work or for just getting around town.   Participants log… Continue Reading

Washington State reports record wine grape harvest in 2016

Washington State’s wine grape harvest hit a new record in 2016, according to the Washington State Wine Commission’s Annual Grape Production Report. The report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed the 2016 harvest totaled 270,000 tons, a 22-percent increase over the previous year. Tonnage in 2015 was down a little compared to the… Continue Reading

Keep Washington Competitive Urges Support for Millennium Bulk Terminals

Keep Washington Competitive Draft environmental impact statement released for review in advance of public hearings OLYMPIA — Labor, business and agricultural representatives from Keep Washington Competitive (KWC) are expressing their support of the Millennium Bulk Terminals Project and the release of the Cowlitz County draft environmental impact statement (DEIS). The document, released Friday, represents a… Continue Reading

Platts Finds Energy Northwest Has Lowest Nuclear Fuel Costs

Platts Finds Energy Northwest Has Lowest Nuclear Fuel Costs

An analysis recently published in Platts’ Nuclear Fuel found Energy Northwest’s Columbia Generating Station had the lowest nuclear fuel cost of 28 plants surveyed across the country. Columbia’s fuel cost for fiscal year 2013 was 5.99 mills per kilowatt-hour of generation. A mill is a 10th of a cent. The average for the 28 plants… Continue Reading

Governor To Sign NFIB-Backed Health-Care Costs Bill

At a bill-signing ceremony scheduled for this morning at 10:30 a.m. in his office, Gov. Jay Inslee will put his signature on a measure that NFIB led the coordination and legislative passage of: An All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) that will eventually empower everyone in Washington state to compare quality and costs among health-care providers. “Pairing… Continue Reading