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Oregon’s tax measure a potential boom for Washington | Don Brunell

Washington's next economic development plan may be written by Oregon voters next November. The plan's center piece is a new gross receipts tax which would transform Oregon from one of the nation's lowest business tax burden states to one of the nation's highest.

Scammers hope to win big during track and field trials | Better Business Bureau

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials are returning to Eugene, Ore. July 1- 10. The Trials attract more than a thousand athletes to Hayward Field and thousands more will attend as spectators.

  • Jun 7, 2016

Scammers hope to win big during trials | Better Business Bureau

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials are returning to Eugene, Ore. July 1- 10. The Trials attract more than a thousand athletes to Hayward Field and thousands more will attend as spectators.

Surge in rental home scams | Better Business Bureau

Rental scams might be a common trick these days, but unfortunately, it is still common for house hunters to fall for it. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest has noticed an uptick in this type of scam being reported to BBB Scam Tracker.

  • May 24, 2016

Surge in rental home scams | Better Business Bureau

Rental scams might be a common trick these days, but unfortunately, it is still common for house hunters to fall for it. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest has noticed an uptick in this type of scam being reported to BBB Scam Tracker.

BBB warns consumers before hiring movers | Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers to be cautious when hiring a moving company or they could end up with a business that can’t deliver. Consumers who inadvertently hire an unlicensed company usually have little or no recourse if their belongings are damaged, lost or stolen.

BBB warns consumers before hiring movers | Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers to be cautious when hiring a moving company or they could end up with a business that can't deliver.

  • May 2, 2016

BBB uncovers fake online car dealership in Spokane | Better Business Bureau

On April 1, 2016 Better Business Bureau Northwest first reported on a fake online car dealership claiming to be based in Spokane. Now, BBB investigators say there's another site, claiming to sell recreational vehicles also out of Spokane.

  • Apr 25, 2016

Watch your mailbox for Special Election ballots | King County Elections

King County Elections mailed ballots today, April 6, to about 370,000 registered voters for the April 26 Special Election.

  • Apr 7, 2016

Northwest customers urged to carefully examine “free trial” beauty products | Better Business Bureau

Online shoppers thought they were signing up for a free trial on a celebrity endorsed beauty product. Instead, they ended up with products they didn't want and handed over more cash than they planned.

  • Apr 4, 2016

Northwest customers urged to carefully examine “free trial” beauty products | Better Business Bureau

Online shoppers thought they were signing up for a free trial on a celebrity endorsed beauty product. Instead, they ended up with products they didn’t want and handed over more cash than they planned.

Trail run series returns to Cougar Mountain | King County Parks

On May 14, the Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series returns for a 14th season to King County Parks' Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, offering a wider variety of race options than ever before through beautiful forestland just minutes away from Bellevue, Seattle, and many other parts of King County.

  • Apr 2, 2016

Tuberculosis in Washington: more cases and getting harder to treat | Department of Health

Washington's tuberculosis (TB) cases were on the rise last year, putting state and local public health officials on heightened alert. During 2015, the state's TB rate rose by seven percent from the previous year. Across the globe, TB now kills more people each year than any other infectious disease, surpassing HIV/AIDS as the leading cause of infectious disease death worldwide.

  • Mar 21, 2016

Owen served “Our Washington” well | Don Brunell

For the last 20 years, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen (D) has served Washington well. Now, he is retiring and leaving the state senate as he found it—-a dignified place to debate and enact public policy.

  • Mar 19, 2016

Owen served “Our Washington” well | Don Brunell

For the last 20 years, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen (D) has served Washington well. Now, he is retiring and leaving the state senate as he found it---a dignified place to debate and enact public policy.

New community bank comes to Enumclaw

After nearly nine years without a community bank in Enumclaw, Commencement Bank will be stepping in to fill that role.

Be careful about imposing trade sanctions | Don Brunell

On March 1, the Wall Street Journal carried a sobering editorial that ought to force us to look behind the toxic presidential campaign rhetoric and ask two very important questions about how we position our nation to compete internationally.

  • Mar 4, 2016

Be careful about imposing trade sanctions | Don Brunell

On March 1, the Wall Street Journal carried a sobering editorial that ought to force us to look behind the toxic presidential campaign rhetoric and ask two very important questions about how we position our nation to compete internationally.

Some online schools scams | Better Business Bureau

The Federal Trade Commission is filing charges against two groups of suspected diploma mills that charge anywhere from $135 to $349 for a useless high school diploma.

  • Feb 22, 2016

Washington State Department of Revenue releases tax exemption report with interactive tool

Want to find out more about the state’s tax exemptions? Check out the Washington State Department of Revenue.