Data center bill looks to create jobs

OLYMPIA – Last week the state Senate passed a bipartisan measure sponsored by Sen. Janéa Holmquist Newbry aimed at spurring economic development and job growth in rural Washington counties.

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How will social security fit into your retirement income strategy?

Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security?

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Stonies hopes to fill local marijuana niche

GRANDVIEW – While the cities of Sunnyside and Grandview debate whether to allow retail marijuana sales, one man is moving forward with a plan to fill the market niche.

Investors can learn much from Super Bowl teams

If you’re a football fan (and probably even if you aren’t), you are aware that we’re closing in on the Super Bowl.

IRS encourages taxpayers to get a jump on their returns

To help people get a jump on their taxes before the Jan. 31 filing season opens, the Internal Revenue Service this week made available its Free File brand-name software for most taxpayers.

State unemployment rate drops to 6.6 percent

A significant drop in the seasonally adjusted rate of unemployment in December 2013, combined with an increase in estimated total jobs, provide reasons for optimism about the state’s labor market.

Now is the time to prepare for tax season

Wise taxpayers may want to take advantage of winter months indoors to prepare for tax filing season this spring.

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Use ‘tax diversification’ to help manage retirement income

You need to save and invest as much as possible to pay for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned.

Be of service this Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Social Security brain teasers

January is International Brain Teasers Month.

What’s your vision of retirement?

When you start out in your career, you’re probably not thinking much about retirement.

More cash back offered for home energy upgrades

Pacific Power is returning cash to customers who make home energy upgrades.