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  • Navy Petty Officer Spotlight

    fontanillaPetty Officer 2nd Class Shawn Fontanilla, a cryptologic technician from Bremerton, Wash. and 2004 graduate of Olympic High School, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Somerset (LPD 25), one of the world's most modern, networked, survivable, and transformational warships.

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  • Washington Ferries Getting Back On Schedule

    ferry tacomaWith a leak in its stern freshly patched at a Vancouver, British Columbia, dry dock, the Washington state ferry Wenatchee returned to service Friday on the Edmonds-Kingston route. Washington State Ferries says that allows the Chelan to return to a… Read More +

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  • Seahawks Make Roster Moves Aug. 1

    seahawksRenton, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks have placed tight end Anthony McCoy and defensive tackle Jesse Williams on injured reserve, released wide receiver Randall Carroll and signed linebacker Marcus Dowtin and wide receiver Ronald Johnson, the team announced this morning. Dowtin originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets after the 2012 NFL Draft.

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UPS to Cut Health Care Coverage for Some Spouses of Workers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_03499326fb.jpgTim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- United Parcel Service is planning to stop providing health care coverage for some of the spouses of its employees partly because of rising costs under Obamacare. In a memo to employees, the world's largest package delivery company explained its decision by saying, "Since the Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide affordable coverage, we believe your spouse should be covered by their own employer -- just as UPS has a responsibility to offer coverage to you, our employee."

"Limiting plan eligibility is one way to manage ongoing health care costs, now and into the future, so that we can continue to provide affordable coverage for our employees," the memo continued.

The new policy will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014 and will only affect working spouses with medical benefits available from their own employer, says UPS.

The company estimates that 33,000 spouses are currently covered under its insurance plan, and that about 15,000 of them would have access to health care coverage through their own employers.

"That works out to be about 20% of the 77,000 employees enrolled in the Flx Plan who potentially will be impacted," the memo notes.

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