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Employers hiring veterans by year’s end may get expanded tax credit | IRS

  • Nov 18, 2012 at 8:28PM

Employers planning to claim an expanded tax credit for hiring certain veterans should act soon, according to the IRS. Many businesses may qualify to receive thousands of dollars through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, but only if the veteran begins work before the new year.

Traffic deaths, homicides in King County decline

  • Nov 18, 2012 at 8:57PM

2011 Medical Examiner's annual report shows King County death statistics and trends

Prices up 2.3 percent over the past 12 months | Consumer Price Index

  • Nov 18, 2012 at 9:21PM

The latest Consumer Price Index news release for the greater Seattle area is now available from BLS.

Crystal Mountain plans to open Wednesday

  • Nov 19, 2012 at 11:10AM

And snow in the mountains means an early opening at Crystal Mountain, who announced Monday that the resort will open for limited operations Wednesday.

White River's Williams honored by state baseball coaches

  • Nov 19, 2012 at 11:33AM

Longtime White River High coach Mike Williams will be among the honorees during a Saturday evening ceremony hosted by the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association.

Initiative 502's DUI provision will bring few changes, prosecutor and police say

  • Nov 19, 2012 at 11:00AM updated at 1:15PM

The first provisions of Initiative 502, the measure legalizing marijuana for recreational use at the state level, will go into place Dec. 6, pending election certification later this month. On that date, up to one ounce of useable marijuana will be decriminalized and the Driving Under the Influence of Drugs mandate will go into place.

Flood Watch and Winter Storm Warning in effect for King, Pierce counties

  • Nov 19, 2012 at 12:34PM

More than two inches of rain are expected in some areas and flooding is expected in low lands and along urban streams and rivers in King and Pierce counties, including the Puyallup.

13 things you may not know about Initiative 502

  • Nov 19, 2012 at 1:01PM

Before and after the election day news of legal marijuana in Washington state, speculation, misinformation, unanswered questions and "unanswered" questions have been lobbed from all sides. Will I be able to buy a joint from the 7/11? Does marijuana have an open container equivalent? How will marijuana be packaged and sold?

Brian Beckley | NASA's flight simulator rides into infinity | Our Corner

  • Nov 19, 2012 at 3:09PM

I have always been fascinated by space. As a kid growing up, and still now, I was a big fan of science fiction, especially anything in space: Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers.

White River CAD program pitches in to solve a $2,000 problem

  • Nov 19, 2012 at 4:13PM

Last year, the district’s middle school had issues with a broken piece in the mechanism that raises and lowers the basketball hoops. The system is more than 50 years old and the parts are obsolete.

Consumers should watch for flood-damaged vehicles

  • Nov 20, 2012 at 12:01PM

Many vehicles damaged during Hurricane Sandy are expected to move from state to state as they are cleaned up and offered for sale at auto auctions, used car dealerships, and even by private parties.

After paralyzing accident, a rally to raise money for 15-year-old gymnast

  • Nov 21, 2012 at 12:01PM

Jacoby Miles, a 15-year-old competitive gymnast, was practicing on the uneven bars at Roach Gymnastics when a double back dismount went awry. As Miles described it to coach and gym owner Melanie Roach, she became "lost" in midair, losing a sense of her bearings and landing on her neck. She was transported to St. Joseph's in Tacoma, then Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she underwent surgery Saturday to correct a dislocated C4 vertebrae.

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Black Diamond Fire Report for Nov. 13-19

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 12:00PM

Mountain View Fire and Rescue - Black Diamond Fire Report for Nov. 13-19

Beware of hidden calories in all the good holiday cheer | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 10:19AM

Whether we celebrate at home with family and friends, attend lots of parties or take a vacation to get away from it all, the holidays always tempt us to consume more food and drink than we normally would – and more than may be good for us.

State transportation projects online | WSDOT

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 10:33AM

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see what future transportation improvement projects are in store for communities across the state. Find out by checking Washington’s final draft of the 2013-2016 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Twinkies and the new reality | Don Brunell

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 9:14PM

The end of Hostess Brands Inc. is a lesson for us all.

Cyber Monday conterfeit sites warning | Better Business Bureau

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 9:01PM

It is estimated that 30 percent of shoppers will make purchases on Cyber Monday, and according to Nielson, 20 percent of Internet bargain hunters have unknowingly shopped for imitation goods.

Think small this small business Saturday

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 9:24PM

Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to celebrating and supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, is Nov. 24, 2012.

State awards $65 million for affordable housing projects

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 9:49PM

Housing Trust Fund investment will support more than 2,300 units for people in need and generate more than 2,800 jobs.

Surgeon General | Thanksgiving is family health history day

  • Nov 22, 2012 at 9:56PM

This Thanksgiving, as families gather for the traditional turkey dinner, they can also learn more about their family health history, said Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, who notes that Thanksgiving 2012 is the nation’s ninth annual Family Health History Day.

Attorney General offers tips to protect yourself against scams and fraud this shopping season

  • Nov 23, 2012 at 10:43AM

This year, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna recruited attorneys, investigators and other office staff to chip in with their suggestions.

Get your tree-cutting permits now

  • Nov 23, 2012 at 10:57AM

Through Dec. 24 the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is selling permits to cut Christmas trees.

Buckley establishes transportation benefit district for funding of roads

  • Nov 23, 2012 at 4:00PM

The new taxing entity—comprised of council members—will meet for the first time in early 2013.

Month’s second razor clam dig starts Monday, Nov. 26

  • Nov 24, 2012 at 1:03PM

The next evening razor clam dig will get under way Monday (Nov. 26) at Twin Harbors beach, then expand to include openings at Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks later in the week.

Tips to spot vehicles damaged by floods | Department of Licensing

  • Nov 24, 2012 at 1:18PM

Thousands of vehicles damaged by the recent hurricane-related flooding on the east coast may find their way into the garages of unsuspecting consumers all across the nation in coming months.

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