OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington state’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.6 percent last month and the state added 20,000 jobs. In the latest numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the private sector added 14,300 jobs, while the public sector saw an increase of 5,700 jobs. The department noted...The post Latest Unemployment Numbers appeared first on KPQ.
Saturday is Make A Difference Day. We at NewsRadio 560 KPQ are partnering with Apple Valley Honda for the annual Wenatchee Valley Coats For Kids. We’re broadcasting from the Albertson’s parking lot on North Wenatchee Avenue from 10 til 2, powered by our friends at Sew Creative. We’re gathering up...The post Coats For Kids appeared first on KPQ.
SEATTLE (AP) – Four conservation groups have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not listing the Pacific fisher, a small, weasel-like predator, as a threatened species. The lawsuit alleges the agency failed to consider the best scientific evidence when it decided not to provide the fisher protections under...The post Pacific Fisher Lawsuit appeared first on KPQ.
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) – Airport officials say a Southwest Airlines flight headed to Phoenix returned to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff because of a cracked windshield. The Seattle Times reports the Boeing 737-700 left the Sea-Tac airport at 1:37 p.m. and landed at 2:23 p.m. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper...The post Southwest Airliner Cracked Windshield appeared first on KPQ.