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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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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