Archive of: Mason County

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Jobless benefits claims still a slog

Customer service personnel at the state's unemployment benefits agency say progress is being made to get a new online processing system working well.

January 2017

Higher wages coming next week

Thanks to Washington voters, the lowest paid workers in the state will be earning a bit more in the new year.

December 2016

Group Health sale moves toward decision

Within a month, there likely will be a decision from state regulators over the proposed purchase of Group Health Cooperative by a California operator. A final hearing will be held next week.

December 2016

Top financials for local PUD

Financial reporting acumen at Shelton public utility district is again award-winning, according to an association of government accounting professionals.

December 2016

Today is deadline for Jan. 1 insurance

'There is no tomorrow' for health insurance coverage that will cover you on New Year's Day 2017. The state marketplace Exchange notes that tonight at midnight is your last chance to find a plan to be effective January 1st.

December 2016

Shelton utility ex-HQ to mental health

A former utility district admin building in Shelton will become a treatment center for mental health and substance abuse.

December 2016

Inslee’s state budget would hit biz

Higher taxes on one of the largest segments of businesses in Washington, and on investors and manufacturers are the source of increased spending proposed by Governor Inslee over the next two years.

December 2016

Median Household Income data by county

While enjoying a robust jobs market, portions of the South Sound are still falling behind in household income estimates, according to data from the government.

December 2016

From SSBiz: ‘Age in Place’ market

A newly discovered area of residential real estate sales and development addresses some unique desires of senior residents, who may not wish to sell their "family home."

December 2016

State clarifies minimum wage rising in 2017

Washington state's wage-hour enforcement agency today reiterated that all adult workers must receive at least $11 per hour beginning January 1st. Mandatory sick leave does not take effect until the following year.

December 2016
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