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  • Local Man Accused Of Diverting Mason County River

    riverbedThe state attorney general's office has accused a 55-year-old Mason County man of using an excavator to fill and divert the Tahuya River without a permit. William Cayo Sr. was charged in Mason County District Court on Thursday with three misdemeanor… Read More +

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  • Inslee Looks To Election For Climate Allies

    oilrefineryWashington Gov. Jay Inslee is likely in 2015 to roll out ambitious proposals to reduce carbon pollution such as a bill to cap greenhouse gases, but unless Democrats can make gains in the state Senate on Tuesday, he'll face a tougher… Read More +

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  • Seattle Picks Up 2015 Option On Iwakuma

    Iwakumajune10The Seattle Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced Thursday that Iwakuma's $7 million option was vested based on his on-field performance. Iwakuma missed the first month of the 2014 season but went 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts. In 91 career games with Seattle, Iwakuma is 38-20 with a 3.07 ERA.

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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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