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The One-Day Strike: A New Twist for Labor Day 2013

(Public News Service SEATTLE - Today it will be tougher in Seattle to find anyone who will ask you if you "want fries with that" when you order a meal. Many fast-food workers in major U.S. cities are taking part in another one-day strike. The one-day walkout has gained momentum this year as a manageable way for workers to make their voices heard - by targeting not just a particular retailer or restaurant chain, but a low-wage industry.


A "Less Risky" Approach to Retirement Savings?

Report Outlines an Alternative to IRA, 401K Plans

(Public News Service SEATTLE - Many people are not saving enough for retirement, and even those who are saw their savings take alarming dips during the recession. Now, a new report calls the traditional IRA and 401K plans inefficient and risky - and suggests a different kind of retirement account.


Sen. Murray's Floor Statement on the Impacts of Sequestration in WA

"Brain surgeries at military hospitals are being delayed because of cuts from sequestration"

(Washington D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray spoke on the Senate floor about the impacts of sequestration in Washington state, particularly at Joint Base Lewis McChord and Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.


Temporary 4-lane bridge to replace collapsed section of I-5

Solution keeps traffic moving while crews construct permanent bridge

tempMOUNT VERNON – Gov. Inslee announced a plan Sunday, May 26 to replace the collapsed portion of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River near Mt. Vernon.

“We will install a temporary span on the bridge that will restore traffic while we build a safe and durable permanent span adjacent to it,” said Governor Inslee. “This plan ensures the economic vitality of Washington state and the communities along this important corridor.”


Real Estate Update: Multiple offers on homes in $200-400K range

Gary Franklin, a Broker/Owner with Windermere San Juan Island sent out a Real Estate report for the first quarter of 2013. A total of 45 contracts have closed in the last six months with an average sold price of $481,600, with homes in the $200K to $400K price range making up the highest number of sales. The complete report can be READ HERE

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