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  • Belfair Sewer System – 20 Year Payoff Plan

    Neatherlin RandyCommission Neatherlin proposes a solution to pay off the notorious Belfair Sewer System, a system estimated to go broke by 2017 under the current financing assumptions. At Tuesday's briefing session, Commissioner Neatherlin with the aid of Budget Director Frank Pinter presented a recommended solution utilizing REET 1 & 2 Funds,… Read More +

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  • Inslee Proposes Cap On Carbon Pollution

    insleeJan14sosWashington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a cap-and-trade program that would require industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release. The Democrat outlined the program on Wednesday as part of a broader package to help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Inslee says the plan would raise nearly $1… Read More +

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  • Mariners Acquire Justin Ruggiano

    RuggianoRHP Matt Brazis sent to Cubs in trade. RHP Logan Bawcom designated for assignment.SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the club has acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league relief pitcher Matt Brazis. Ruggiano, 32, played 81 games with the Chicago Cubs last season,

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Government Shutdown Over, Markets Close the Week Higher

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_7f3c401132.jpgHemera/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- With the worries in Washington over for now, the markets pushed higher to end the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 28 points at 15,399.65. The Nasdaq Composite added 51.13 points to close at 3,914.28. The S&P 500 moved further into record territory, adding 11 points for the session to 1,744.50.

One analyst described it this way: Investors' focus has moved from the dysfunction in the government to the reality of the global economy, and it looks pretty good.
 
As for the Labor Department, the September unemployment report, delayed due to the government shutdown will come out on Tuesday.
 
Retailers, however, are still feeling the effects of the shutdown. Joseph A. Bank Clothiers and furniture chain Ethan Allen say customers cut back on purchases in recent weeks, while auto sales also trailed off.  The companies are also worried that holiday shopping will be slow.

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