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  • Local Man Accused Of Diverting Mason County River

    riverbedThe state attorney general's office has accused a 55-year-old Mason County man of using an excavator to fill and divert the Tahuya River without a permit. William Cayo Sr. was charged in Mason County District Court on Thursday with three misdemeanor… Read More +

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  • Inslee Looks To Election For Climate Allies

    oilrefineryWashington Gov. Jay Inslee is likely in 2015 to roll out ambitious proposals to reduce carbon pollution such as a bill to cap greenhouse gases, but unless Democrats can make gains in the state Senate on Tuesday, he'll face a tougher… Read More +

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  • Seattle Picks Up 2015 Option On Iwakuma

    Iwakumajune10The Seattle Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced Thursday that Iwakuma's $7 million option was vested based on his on-field performance. Iwakuma missed the first month of the 2014 season but went 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts. In 91 career games with Seattle, Iwakuma is 38-20 with a 3.07 ERA.

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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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