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Population facts to win party arguments

With a new year arriving Monday, you might be wondering how many Americans will be celebrating? Actually, the Census Bureau does not count revelers, but it does have a new projection for U.S. population.

December 2017

Min. wages going up next week

With at most just one more pay day in 2017, most employers need to be finalizing compliance with higher minimum wages and mandatory sick leave provisions that take effect on January 1st.

December 2017

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

May you and ours thoroughly enjoy the blessings of this holiday season.

December 2017

’Thin’ network health plan responds

Refunds are coming to some Washington purchasers of national health plan. The money ($150,000) will be going to at least 476 consumers who purchased coverage from Coordinated Care Corp.

December 2017

Better economy, more drivers & traffic

The state's population is growing, as Washington's economy moves past pre-recessionary levels, and those two positive trends are combining to put more traffic congestion in front of drivers in many areas.

December 2017

AG goes after retailer that isn’t ‘charity’

Thrift stores in the retail marketplace often seem to be related to non-profit organizations, even when they aren't. State lawyers believe that confusion is intentional for at least one chain.

December 2017
More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

A growing supply of available workers is keeping Washington's unemployment rate from falling further, below its historic position.

December 2017

Paid sick leave model policies

Even as their workforce may be heading into holiday slowdown mode, employers and their human resources personnel are making changes to paid sick leave policies.

December 2017

Midnight count-down for Jan. 1 coverage

Individuals wanting to buy health insurance coverage for the new year have just a matter of hours left in their shopping window.

December 2017

State health exchange use soaring

Interest in 2018 health insurance plans up 43% over first four weeks, compared to same period in 2016. State's un-insured rate is now at all-time low of 6 percent.

November 2017
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