ext weath jan2015 large

ext weath jan15m

 
Fair

39°F

Shelton, WA

Fair
Humidity: 89%
  • State Funds New Signage For County Rail Crossings

    cones asphaltState regulators today approved nearly $1,000 in safety upgrades for 14 railroad crossings in Mason County. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved a Grade Crossing Protective Fund (GCPF) grant at the request of Simpson Lumber. Simpson Lumber will receive… Read More +

  • 1
  • Governors Announce Super Bowl Food Bank Donations

    fbaae8008dThe Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots Super Bowl matchup is bringing cross-country donations into the food banks of each team's home state. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Thursday morning they're each… Read More +

  • 1
  1. Daybreak
  2. Legislative Linkup
  • Seattle Storm Trade

    seatte stormThe Seattle Storm have traded Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen to the Connecticut Sun for the third and 15th picks in the upcoming WNBA draft and Renee Montgomery. The Storm already have the No. 1 pick. Connecticut is trying to regroup from the loss of rookie of the year Chiney Ogwumike, who is sidelined for at least six months after having microfracture surgery

    Read More
  • 1

Tax Tip: Should You Take the Standard Deduction or Itemize?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_454941d242.jpgjrwasserman/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The Internal Revenue Service allows a married couple, filing jointly, $12,200 as a standard deduction for their 2013 tax return. But is that the best option for you and your spouse? Tax expert Kevin McCormally with Kiplinger's says taking the standard deduction makes sense for many. "I think most people who claim the standard deduction are doing the right thing. It gives them more benefit than if they itemize and it's certainly simpler," he tells ABC News Radio.

 

But if you're paying a lot of mortgage interest, health costs or some other deductible items, tax account Janice Hayman says it might be best to itemize.

"You should absolutely see if you can. I think if people took the time to collect certain receipts from charities for goods donated, those alone are something that could get you over the edge and allow you to itemize," she says.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

  1. Environment
  2. Recreation

Tweets

OlySportsBlog
OlySportsBlog - Riley Carel the only thing keeping the Saints in this game. Three 3-pointers in the second half but SPU leads 54-38 with 11:57 left.

43 minutes ago

SoundersFC
SoundersFC - #SFCPreseason may have just started, but @marcopappas16 is already looking ahead to March: sndrs.com/qr4g pic.twitter.com/RpmFrQ8l2Q

51 minutes ago

OlySportsBlog
OlySportsBlog - Oh boy, Seattle Pacific on an 11-3 run to open the second half. They lead 45-27 with 15:54 left to play.

53 minutes ago

Seahawks
Seahawks - Two heavy hitting teams. Two heavy-hitting players. Gronk vs Bam Bam! [shwks.com/qwn4] #SB49 @Kam_Chancellor pic.twitter.com/Ng6XycYvG4

1 hour ago

Public Notices