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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, which included 8.1% in… 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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More Gains for Wall Street Stocks

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_d7303e86f0.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A pair of encouraging economic reports kept stocks in positive territory Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 16.44 points at 14,840.95. The Nasdaq Composite added 26.95 points to 3,620.30. The S&P 500 gained 3.21 to close at 1,638.17. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits remains near the lowest level in more than five years. 

The Labor Department says weekly applications fell by 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 331,000.  At the depths of the recession there were more than 670,000.

 

The Commerce Department revised its estimate of second-quarter economic growth sharply higher.  It now says the U.S. economy grew at a 2.5-percent annual rate from April to June, up from an initial estimate of 1.7 percent.

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