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  • Flood Warning Extends Through Thursday Morning

    skok floodThe flood warning continues for the Skokomish River near Potlatch affecting Mason County, Olympic Peninsula Region. While showers will continue over the south slopes of the Olympics, heavy rain has come to an end. The three to five inches of… Read More +

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  • Olympia Hospital Must Start Paying Business Tax

    Prov-St.Peter-Hospital-OlympiaProvidence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia will have to start paying a city business tax that will cost it an estimated $340,000 next year. The City Council voted Tuesday to remove the business and occupation tax exemption for religious and medical… Read More +

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  • Seahawks Roster Moves

    brackettThe Seattle Seahawks have claimed TE Brett Brackett off waivers from the Tennessee Titans and released TE RaShaun Allen, the team announced this afternoon.
    Brackett was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins on July 28, 2011. He spent time on the Miami, Jacksonville and Philadelphia practice squads during 2011.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Ahead of January Jobs Report

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_3a070de9c5.jpgglegorly/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims wrapped up the month of January by falling to 331,000 last week, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. For the week ending Feb. 1, the number of people filing for benefits dropped by 20,000. The previous week, claims stood at 351,000 -- an upward revision of 3,000.

The four-week average, meanwhile, went up, increasing by 250 to 334,000.

On Friday, Americans will get a better picture of how the job market fared last month when the Labor Department releases its monthly employment report at 8:30 a.m. ET

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