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    maf music(SHELTON)- 2014 Mason Area Fair main stage musical lineup. Dubbed “Mason County Musical Showcase” this year’s featured acts are all musicians from the south sound area, and all are talented, creative artists eager to show their particular brand of music.

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  • Sunken Freighter Raised From Tacoma Waterway

    sunkenshipA derelict freighter that sank in Tacoma's Hylebos Waterway 18 months ago has been refloated. The167-foot Helena Star sank in January 2013 and was slowly spilling 640 gallons of oil and diesel. Crews tried to raise it December, but the single… Read More +

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  • Mets Over Mariners 3-2

    mariners logo5Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday. The 41-year-old Colon retired the first 20 batters he faced before Cano lined a 2-2 pitch into left field. Colon applauded the single that dropped in front of left field Eric Young Jr.

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Cost of First Class Stamps Increase to 49 Cents

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_30c99bb840.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The cost of a stamp is set to increase on Sunday from 46 cents to 49 cents. The price increase is the largest in consumer postage rates in over 10 years. Millions of Americans will be impacted by the increased cost, though, fewer individuals use so-called "snail mail" to stay in touch with others.

Despite the rate increase, the higher prices may not be permanent. The Postal Regulatory Commission, which oversees the USPS, approved an "exigent" price increase, but refused to make the new rate permanent, despite the USPS's request. Instead, the PRC approval forces the Postal Service to come up with a strategy to phase out that increase once the money lost during the recession is recovered.

The order from the PRC also states that the new price cannot last for longer than two years. The U.S. Post Office's regulator approved the rate hike in December to help keep up with inflation and recover losses from during the recession. In the last fiscal year, the U.S. Post Office said it lost $5 billion.

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