An Idaho mining company is suing Montana environmental regulators for labeling the company and its president as "bad actors" who should pay for cleanups at several polluted sites before pursuing two new mines.
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new law that will allow investors in the state’s Guaranteed Education Tuition, known as GET, fund to roll their accounts over into the state’s new 529 college investment plan, called DreamAhead.
After wildfires torched much of British Columbia and choked out Whatcom County in 2017, the provincial government has increased fines for those who cause blazes, as anyone who starts a wildfire could be ordered to pay up to $1 million.
An audit report by federal officials says that unannounced visits in 2016 to 20 foster-care group homes in Washington revealed that every one of them failed to meet at least one state licensing requirement.