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  • 2014 General Election Results Certified

    VOTEFinal Certification in Mason County. Each county certifies results on November 25, 2014. The Secretary of State certifies final results by December 4, 2014.The results posted before certification are unofficial. Voter turnout in Mason County was 59.5%. A total of 20,903 ballots were counted.… Read More +

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  • October Unemployment Rates Released

    UnemployByCountyOct2014Unemployment in Washington State ticked up to 6.0% in October from a rate of 5.7% the month prior. The federal unemployment rate crept down to 5.8%. Thurston County reported a modest 6.3% unemployment rate, which was notably lower than most neighboring counties, including 9.4% in Pacific… Read More +

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  • Huskies Prep For Apple Cup Vs. Washington St

    applecup2014Washington coach Chris Petersen had barely sat down Monday when he started getting peppered with questions about coaching in his first Apple Cup. Petersen at least wanted a moment to recognize what the Huskies accomplished over the weekend, becoming bowl eligible and taking some of the stress out of his first matchup with Washington State.

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Dow Closes Below 15,000, Falls During State Department Briefing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_a66630a6cf.jpgHemera/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Stocks reversed their gains in the final hour of trading on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing the day below the 15,000 mark. News out of Washington appears to be the key reason for the late-day slide. Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement that the president will hold Syria’s government accountable for the “moral obscenity” of using chemical weapons unnerved traders.

The worry for investors is that the growing turmoil in the Middle East could lead to retaliation against U.S. assets and people -- hence the late-day pullback in stocks. Additionally, published reports that the government will reach the debt limit in mid-October -- earlier than expected -- bothered investors too. Volume on Wall Street was very light. For the day, the Dow closed down 64.05 points to finish the session at 14,946.46.  The blue chips is on track for its biggest monthly loss since May of last year.

The S&P 500 closed down 6.72 points at 1,656.78. The Nasdaq Composite slid less than a point to 3,657.57.

Facebook shares were at a one-year high for the second straight trading day, trading just under 10 percent from the all-time high. The social networking company's stock closed at $41.34.
 
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