Some tax changes affecting businesess and workers that are included in Washington's new state operating budget took effect on July 1. Here are key changes, as compiled by the state Department of Revenue.
Only a couple more days and relief will be on the way via our wonderful Pacific air. Our string of consecutive 90-degree days will end by Thursday. If it reaches 90 degrees on Thursday it would break Portland's record string of 10 90-degree days set back in 2009.
CAMAS — Teeth gripping a plastic pipe fitting, Smokey Fritz climbed a ladder inside a house under construction. Fritz joined two lengths of flexible plastic pipe with the fitting, pulled a tool from her back pocket and crimped the pipe.
A wildfire on the west side of Mount Adams in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest has led to the closure of segments of the popular Pacific Crest Trail. Hikers were cleared off the trail and rerouted along adjacent forest roads and trails, according to information posted by forest service officials.
By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
July 6, 2015 7:36 p.m.
OLYMPIA — Senate Democrats said Monday they don't believe the Legislature needs to move this year to address a class-size initiative with a multibillion-dollar price tag that has put the new state operating budget out of balance.