The number of H-2A visas for seasonal farmworkers issued each year has more than quadrupled over the past decade. The growth has alarmed labor advocates. Farmers don't love the program, either.
Jose Martinez has picked America's food for decades. With all that experience on different farms, he saw workers lacking labor protections. Now he works to give farmworkers more rights.
Washington state is among a handful of states with new laws granting farmworkers the right to earn time-and-a-half for overtime work. But for many workers, things haven't turned out as expected.
The shootings stretching from coast to coast follow a surge in homicides and other violence over the past several years that experts say accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic.
A judge in Tacoma, Wash., approved a civil warrant for the woman's arrest after 16 requests for intervention from local health officials. Police observed the woman board a bus and visiting a casino.
Kemp said he was shot at first after he tracked down his stolen cell phone and confronted the person he presumed had it. Kemp was released from jail and not initially charged after the incident.
Democratic state officials say they're ready to dispense thousands of mifepristone doses if access to the pill becomes difficult as a result of a pending federal lawsuit.
Someone in Washington state overcame steep odds Monday night to win an estimated $747 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials said that a single ticket matched all six numbers.
On Christmas Day, an act of sabotage cut off power for thousands of people near Tacoma, Wash. Federal agents have charged two men with conspiracy, saying they used the outage to rob a local business.
The virus hit Whidbey Island early in 2020, and photojournalist Lynn Johnson was there. A million deaths later, we return to see how the pandemic has subtly but indelibly altered life there forever.
The WA Cares Fund would help alleviate the financial burden of long-term care by providing workers a lifetime benefit of $36,500. The program was delayed while lawmakers addressed equity issues.
Washington is the first state to introduce a public option for health insurance, but it has been difficult to get hospitals on board. Other states with public options in the works are taking notice.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a severe weather state of emergency for 14 counties in the western part of the state. Oregon and British Columbia also saw extreme flooding and high winds.
The brutal heat wave is worse for some residents in the region who live in areas where relatively mild summers have meant that many homes don't have air conditioners.