Archive of: Mason County

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A tale of two states

Roughly half of Washington residents are seeing a full recovery from the recession, while the rest are decidedly not.

October 2016

Insurance Commissioner offers his view

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says 13 different providers will be offering healthcare plans for 2017, and the average rate increase from this year is 13.6 percent, although some plans jumped by up to 24 percent.

October 2016

Washington trailing nation — that’s good

Leaders of the public-private partnership formed to implement Obamacare in Washington are claiming much better results than what's in the national headlines, as they outline 2017 premium rates.

October 2016
County unemployment rates drop

County unemployment rates drop

More jobs filled and slightly reduced workforce totals mean lower unemployment rates for Tacoma and Olympia markets in September. Lewis and Mason counties also saw their rates drop, despite losing jobs last month.

October 2016

Election ballots flowing in

Voters are already returning completed ballots to election officials 13 days before the deadline, either because they are eager to register their choices, or because it may prevent at least some campaign phone calls urging support.

October 2016

Heck: No to TPP

Labor leaders hail the announcement from Rep. Denny Heck that he will vote against the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

October 2016

Jobless rate falling, jobs growing

Additional new jobs created in government and the private sector helped to lower the Evergreen State's unemployment rate last month.

October 2016

Executive people moves

A number of well-known and prominent business executives have made changes in their work situations recently.

October 2016

Community hospitals earn plaudits

The state trade association for hospitals recognized six facilities in the South Sound for their attention to and progress toward quality care today.

October 2016

State minimum wage going up

It is certain that the minimum wage in Washington next year will be higher than it is now. What is not clear is whether that will be $9.53 per hour or $11.00 per hour.

September 2016
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