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  • State Funds New Signage For County Rail Crossings

    cones asphaltState regulators today approved nearly $1,000 in safety upgrades for 14 railroad crossings in Mason County. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved a Grade Crossing Protective Fund (GCPF) grant at the request of Simpson Lumber. Simpson Lumber will receive $936 for advance warning signs and emergency notification signs (ENS)… Read More +

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  • Governors Announce Super Bowl Food Bank Donations

    fbaae8008dThe Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots Super Bowl matchup is bringing cross-country donations into the food banks of each team's home state. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Thursday morning they're each sending win-or-lose donations to food pantries to help celebrate the… Read More +

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  • Seattle Storm Trade

    seatte stormThe Seattle Storm have traded Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen to the Connecticut Sun for the third and 15th picks in the upcoming WNBA draft and Renee Montgomery. The Storm already have the No. 1 pick. Connecticut is trying to regroup from the loss of rookie of the year Chiney Ogwumike, who is sidelined for at least six months after having microfracture surgery

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Wall Street Stocks See Little Change

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_b80e22ce94.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Stocks saw little movement Friday as the session closed mostly unchanged. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 15 points at 14,922.50. The Nasdaq Composite added a point to close at 3,660.01, and the S&P 500 gained a fraction of a point, finishing at 1,655.17.

The possibility of a military strike in Syria loomed over the markets with investors focusing their attention on Washington, experts said.

"What the market's really going to do is monitor a lot of the statements that come out of not only the White House, but a lot of the congressional offices over the next few days...cause it'll give a better feel as to what's truly going to happen," said J.J. Kinahan with T.D. Ameritrade.

August proved to be slow for job growth in the U.S., according to a Labor Department report, with 169,000 jobs added in the last month. Though the unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent from July's 7.4 percent, the number of jobs created in June and July were revised downward.

In a recent change for home mortgages, jumbo mortgage interest rates are now the same, or in some instances, lower than traditional home loans.

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