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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced its signature event, National Small Business Week, will be held June 17th through June 21st. This year’s events will take place all across the country and feature exciting and informative events designed to help small businesses start, grow and succeed.
Whether it’s Gonzaga going all the way or University of Oregon pulling off the upset, Better Business Bureau is warning fans of March Madness scams. Shysters are putting on the full-court press this month as basketball fanatics book tickets, check brackets and purchase merchandise.
The tributes to former Gov. Booth Gardner, who died March 15 at the age of 76, remind us of a better time. Throughout his political career, Booth was known for his respectful demeanor, good humor and dedication to consensus.
The U.S. Small Business Administration Seattle District Office joins with the nation to observe Women’s History Month in March by recognizing and honoring women’s contributions to small business everywhere.
Regulations are like bricks. One brick doesn’t weigh that much, but as you add more bricks, the load gets heavier and heavier until eventually it becomes a crushing burden that slows progress to a crawl.
Enumclaw resident Hugh Lyman retired as a business owner in 1996. It was the end of his time in the traditional workforce but it was the beginning of something entirely different.
Instead of spending $50 per filament spool, the Lyman Filament Extruder II makes it possible to create the same amount of filament for $10.
Winter snows are sometimes followed by floods. Severe storms—sometimes in the form of deadly tornadoes or massive rainfall—can wreak havoc across the U.S. during spring.
Scams and identity thefts are particularly prevalent risks during tax time. This National Consumer Protection Week, Better Business Bureau warns that frauds utilize stolen personal data to manipulate large tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service.
Washington saw a 123 percent increase in identity theft complaints due to government documents or benefits fraud from 2011 to 2012, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network.
The powers in the other Washington appear to be aligning to reform our country’s immigration laws. It has taken awhile, but it is now time to make the necessary changes.
Karen Kralovic and her daughter, Kerry Langel, are serving up sweets at 1002 Main Street. Ciarrai Jeanne Confections caters to the nostalgic sweet tooth; mimicking an old time candy shop, it’s complete with swirly pops, jars of “penny” candy and vintage family photographs.
Fewer regulations will streamline applications and ensure program integrity through enhanced oversight.
When expecting tax refunds, cash-strapped households might consider refund anticipation loans or RALs. However, Better Business Bureau warns filers that RALs come with risks.
In November 1982, our state’s unemployment rate peaked at 12.2 percent, the highest since the Great Depression. Interest on a fixed rate home loan was 13.4 percent, and an 11.5 inflation rate burned through our checkbooks. The economy was a mess.
Somewhere between her first race in 1985, at age 12, and her retirement from competition at the 1998 world championship in Pamplona, inline speed skater Vicci King picked up 25 gold medals. She earned 20 in United States Nationals, five in World Championship competitions, and many more silver and bronze in both. In 2007, she was inducted into the USA Roller Sports Hall of Fame.
In 1993, Gov. Mike Lowry (D) wanted to help small employers offer health insurance. Too many could not afford coverage for their employees and their families. His idea — which was a template for President and Mrs. Clinton’s national health reforms — was a government mandate requiring all employers to offer a plan with the same benefits for all workers. It didn’t work for three fundamental reasons.
When Grand Coulee Dam was completed in 1942, it was called the “Eighth Wonder of the Modern World.”
Debra Schweter was showing off plans for the dining space in the former Café Panini building when her husband Jeff grabbed the floor plans. This was in mid-January, when the room was still a great big empty space, save for some power tools, folding tables and two barren soda refrigerators.
When we moved from Montana to Olympia 35 years ago, we saw enticing television and magazine ads for our neighboring states, but none for Washington. Fast forward to 2013 and nothing has changed. It was puzzling then, but even more perplexing today, considering the money and jobs at stake.