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  • MGH&FC Donates Gifts To Foster Children

    foster kids.2014For the fifth straight year, DSHS Child and Family Services Division has been the recipient of toys and items generously donated by Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics staff and the community.  Bikes, toys, books, movies, and clothing were among the many items donated to 63 local children and… Read More +

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  • Tacoma Standoff Ends With Suspect's Arrest

    tacoma standoffA standoff in Tacoma ended Friday afternoon with the arrest of a man described as a career criminal wanted by police and the Washington State Patrol for multiple car thefts and other crimes including a home invasion. A SWAT team that surrounded the home for several hours fired tear gas before… Read More +

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  • Oregon State Rolls Past Depaul

    sports3Victor Robbins scored a career-high 27 points as Oregon State dominated DePaul 90-59 on Thursday night. Olaf Schaftenaar added a career-high 21 points and Gary Payton II had 15 points and five steals for the Beavers (8-2). Jamee Crockett had 14 points for the Blue Demons (6-4). Schaftenaar scored 11 of the Beavers' first 13 points to give Oregon State a 13-6 lead at the 15:47 mark. A Robbins 3-pointer stretched the margin to 42-21 with 3:23 remaining in the half.

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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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