Archive of: Mason County

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BPA blamed for PUD rate hike

Many electric customers in Mason County will see their monthly rates go up as October comes up on the calendar, and the utility says it is just passing on higher supply costs.

September 2016

Small L&I rate hike seen for 2017

Employers might see a less-than-1% increase next year for workers' compensation insurance premiums, according the a release today from the state Department of Labor & Industries.

September 2016

Small-biz boosters bomb ballot measures

With the state's next general election due in less than two months, advocates for small businesses have complete their study leading to endorsements against four statewide initiatives, as well as legislative candidates in most districts.

September 2016

August jobs picture slightly improved

Without much actual change, the statewide unemployment rate did improve slightly in August. Washington remains almost one-percentage point higher than the national average, in part because the state's workforce keeps rising as folks move here in search of jobs.

September 2016

WA exchange plans up 13% in ’17

Individual health insurance plans sold through the state Exchange for 2017 will have premiums about 13 percent higher than in the current year.

September 2016

Short-term psychiatric detention funds

State financial support to community resources for mental health crisis care was announced today, and five South Sound projects earned cash.

September 2016

Q2 Housing market update

The median price of single-family homes sold in Washington climbed between April and June this year set a new record high, eclipsing the prior price set in early 2007.

August 2016

South Sound jobless rates exceed state

While there are 100,000 more jobs in Washington state today over the same point of 2015, local unemployment rates remain higher than the statewide average, which itself exceeds the U.S. rate.

August 2016

‘Best first-half in 108 years’

Strong growth in its lending portfolio -- up 22 percent from last year -- helped the holding company for Kitsap Bank to record results not seen before in its century-plus of operations.

August 2016

9 years & counting ...

Even in a relatively small healthcare organization, technology can be a multiplier for good effect, and Shelton-Mason County's network is winning recognition for its work.

August 2016
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