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  • County Announces L&A Test On Ballot Machines


    your vote countsThe Elections Division of the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will conduct a Logic and Accuracy test on its ballot tabulation machines on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. for the 2015 Special Election. A Logic and Accuracy test, or “L&A,” is a collection of… Read More +

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  • Thirst For Craft Beer Fuels Large Crop Of Hops

    hopsA thirst for craft beer helped hop growers produce their largest crop of hops in five years. A new report from the Hop Growers of America also shows a 10 percent increase in acres harvested between 2013 and 2014. The Herald-Republic says the Yakima Valley produces about 77… Read More +

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  • Thousands Of Fans See Seahawks Off To Super Bowl

    hawksparadeThousands of chanting Seahawks fans turned out Sunday morning to see the Seahawks off to the Super Bowl. The team's buses rolled past the crowds of blue and green along a mile-long stretch of South 188th Street in SeaTac as the players headed for the airport. Players including star cornerback Richard Sherman high-fived fans outside the Delta hangar or posed for pictures with airline employees.

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JPMorgan Expected to Agree to $750 Million in Fines for 'Whale' Losses

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_9ca82ed2c7.jpgSpencer Platt/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- JPMorgan is expected to agree to pay $750 million to resolve a probe into the so-called "London Whale" trades that lost the bank over $6 billion. JPMorgan's board met on Monday and will meet again on Tuesday to approve the fines, which could be announced this week. The bank did not give public comment on the private negotiations.

The bank announced the multi-billion-dollar losses last May and will pay the $750 million settlement to avoid fines from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, says the New York Times. Additional fines could be levied by the Financial Conduct Authority, the British financial regulator.

JPMorgan has previously negotiated a $410 million settlement with the U.S. government after the bank was accused of manipulating energy costs in California and Michigan, reports the Times. Two former JPMorgan employees have been charged for allegedly covering up the bank's losses, says The Huffington Post.

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