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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. Signed to the Jaguars active roster on September 1, 2012,

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Detroit Bankruptcy Could Affect City and State Workers Elsewhere

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_cdf601aa29.jpgCraig Barritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If Detroit is allowed to proceed with its bankruptcy filing, it could lead to painful changes elsewhere for millions of teachers, firefighters, police and other city and state workers. "There's been a belief in the public sector that these pension promises are safe no matter what," finance professor Robert Novy-Marx of the University of Rochester.

But if the court allows Detroit to reduce its pension payments, Novy-Marx says that could lead to cuts elsewhere. "It is possible this is potentially an important precedent setting case," he says.  Some generous public sector pensions are seriously under-funded.

On July 18, Detroit became the biggest American city to file for bankruptcy after its emergency manager filed for Chapter 9 protection with more than $18 billion in accrued obligations.  In the filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Michigan, state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr indicated that the city's estimated number of creditors was "over 100,000."

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