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  • Local Officials Recognized For Professional Excellence

    TheresiaEhrichTheresia Ehrich, currently the Chief Administrative Deputy for the Mason County sheriff's Department and Cathy Beierle, Finance Director for the City of Shelton, two financial services professions, have earned the "Professional Officer Award" for the State of Washington from the Washington… Read More +

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  • Marysville School Shooting News Round-Up

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    Students described a chaotic scene at Marysville Pilchuck High School as a gunman opened fire and panicked students ran for safety. Student Alan Perez told KING-TV he was eating his lunch near the gunman when he heard the shots,… Read More +

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  • No. 15 Arizona Beats Washington State 59-37

    cougsWSUAnu Solomon threw five touchdown passes and No. 15 Arizona beat Washington State 59-37 on Saturday in a game featuring the top offenses in the Pac-12. The freshman quarterback was 26 of 38 for 294 yards without an interception.

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Consumer Confidence Dips Due to Job Concerns

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_0b9ce7a654.jpgRyan McVay/Thoinkstock (NEW YORK) -- How Americans feel about their jobs is affecting consumer confidence. What they've been seeing lately is employers holding back on new hires as well being stingy about raises. Accordingly, the New York-based Conference Board says its confidence index this month stands at 79.7, down from 81.8 in August.

The index is a measure on how consumers feel about their financial state.  Since spending drives about 70 percent of the national economy, it's an important barometer of where things may be headed in the near future.

Typically, a consumer confidence index of 90 or above suggests the economy is healthy.  During the depths of the Great Recession, it fell to under 29. Reaching the threshold of what constitutes a strong healthy economy could still be a long time in coming with unemployment still high and the federal government continuing to make spending cuts spurred along by the ongoing sequester.

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wspd2pio - be closed shortly. WSP communications have received dozens of calls of down trees on SR 520. SR 202 and I-90.

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wspd2pio - WSP has closed SR 520 floating bridge due to wind. Several driver's have abandoned their cars. Currently WB lanes are closed. EB will be...

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wsdot_tacoma - SR 161 at milepost 5.5 near Ohop Valley Rd. has reopened. All lanes cleared.

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wsdot_traffic - ALERT: The State Patrol is in the process of closing the 520 bridge due to unsafe conditions. Use I-90 or other routes to cross.

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