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  • Gene Currier, Volunteer Driver, MTA

    geneBeing a sports fan, Gene was drawn to volunteering as a young man coaching and being a referee on the soccer field. Once he retired from Boeing he moved to Mason County in 2001. After settling into his new home in 2003 Gene was looking for something fulfilling to do in… Read More +

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  • State Senator To Look Into Apparent Port Slowdown

    portseattleA Washington state senator says he will look into the apparent slowdown of cargo moving through West Coast ports. Spokane Republican Michael Baumgartner says Northwest growers of Christmas trees have been particularly hurt as goods have sat on docks in recent weeks. He plans a fact-finding hearing next year to understand… Read More +

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  • Seahawks Close In On NFC West Title

    lynchdec2114Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Seattle set a franchise record with 596 yards of offense, and the streaking Seahawks closed in on another NFC West title with a 35-6 romp over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Seattle moved into a tie with Arizona for first in the NFC West and the Seahawks hold the tiebreaker by virtue of two wins over the Cardinals.

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Marriage Turns People into the Biggest Spenders

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_d1ee9ec549.jpgPurestock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- It might be debatable whether married people are happier than everyone else but Gallup learned one thing is for sure: they outspend other Americans. In a survey of over 135,000 adults, Gallup says married individuals, on average, spend $102 daily. That’s compared to couples living together where the average spent per partner is $98 a day.

Meanwhile, the poll says that divorced individuals spend an average of $74 on a daily basis while people who’ve never tied the knot average about $67 in expenses per day, followed by widowed people at $62.

What’s more, married folks in all age groups were still tops in spending compared to all other marital status categories.

Although the marriage rate in the U.S. has fallen over the past several decades, Gallup maintains there’s “a pent-up demand for marriage” that could finally reverse the trend.

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