Archive of: Mason County

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Health insurance Exchange is ‘good’

An independent study has judged Washington's Health Insurance Exchange to be functioning well for the Individual coverage market.

December 2016

Black Friday, #ShopSmall, Cyber Monday

'Let the shopping begin!' Actually, that might have been the exclamation yesterday afternoon and evening as major American retail chains put turkey drumsticks down to unlock their doors for bargain-hunting customers.

November 2016
Let the ‘Small’ shopping begin

Let the ‘Small’ shopping begin

With a whole turkey and pies headed for the oven, it won't belong before 2016 holiday shopping begins in earnest. Small Business Saturday is this weekend and local merchants are getting ready.

November 2016

Colder weather, warmer hearts

Columbia Bank has kicked off its annual winter drive to assist local homeless shelters and the neighbors who need their services.

November 2016

Some clarity on ‘exempt’ court ruling

That rule to extend over-time to your lowest paid employees: Never mind, at least for now, after a federal judge in Texas decided the federal mandate was outside the authority of U.S. Department of Labor.

November 2016

A deeper look at October jobs data

Take another look at October employment statistics from the state; they show jobs still growing and unemployment is shrinking.

November 2016

PUD #3: No hike for 2017 rates

More than 30,000 customers of Mason County's largest public utility district will not see any increase to their electric bills in the new year.

November 2016

State version of Obamacare growing

More Washington residents are turning to the state-sponsored health plan model to purchase medical care coverage, according to year-end enrollment counts.

November 2016

EPA sets new water quality rules

Federal authorities today announced that they haveover-ruled some state environmental protection steps toward controlling toxic pollutants in Washington waters.

November 2016

From SSBiz: Payroll changes coming next month

Changes to federal wage-hour rules mean many formerly salaried employees will become time-clock, hourly workers on December 1st. Their employers need to talk about this with them, so the change is not traumatic.

November 2016
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