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  • Thurston County ARC Agreement Now Official

    arc signing1A formal signing of the ARC ‘Letter of Intent’ took place Friday at the Accountability and Resource Center (ARC) with Thurston County Commissioners and Sheriff John Snaza. The agreement clears the way for the Thurston jail to open.… Read More +

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  • State May Bring Back The Cigar Bar

    cigarFor the fourth time since a smoking ban took effect, Washington state is seeing a movement to give cigar lovers state-regulated places to smoke. A bill passed unanimously Thursday by the Commerce and Gaming Committee of the Washington state… Read More +

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  • Baker Signed To Minor-League Deal

    marinersSThe Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Baker to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. The Mariners announced the signing Thursday after Baker's physical. He is expected to compete with Jesus Sucre for the backup job playing behind starter Mike Zunino.

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Revised Budget Deficit Forecast Spells Better News for Economy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_c1d8db78cf.jpgComstock Images/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Due to a stronger economy, less spending and a higher tax rate for the rich, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget predicted on Monday that the annual budget deficit will shrink to $759 billion by Sept.

30, the end of fiscal 2013.

Three months ago, the administration estimated a deficit $200 billion higher than the new projection.  If things continue at the current pace, the Congressional Budget Office has suggested the shortfall could drop to as low as $642 billion.

This certainly is better news for President Obama, considering the government has run a deficit of more than $1 trillion every year since he's taken office.

Of course, the sequester -- those deep automatic spending cuts that kicked in during the spring -- is making life more difficult, according to the White House.

Without the across-the board spending reductions, total economic growth for the year would be 2.6 percent, according to administration analysts.  If the cuts persist, however, growth will be closer to 2.4 percent.

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