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Heading into the busiest time of year for Washington’s unemployment-claims call center, the Employment Security Department has added a telephone service that gives customers the option of being called back instead of waiting on hold, without losing their place in line.
The economic recession was one of the most prominent news stories of 2009, with good reason: more Washingtonians were unemployed, more received unemployment benefits, and more sought job-search assistance than ever before.
Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce representatives joined city leaders and proprietors to officially open new businesses. A recent ribbon-cutting ceremony included the Gateway School and… Continue reading
Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce representatives joined city leaders and proprietors to officially open new businesses. A recent ribbon-cutting ceremony included the Canterbury House (502… Continue reading
Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce representatives joined city leaders and proprietors to officially open new businesses. A recent ribbon-cutting ceremony included the Tahoma Athletic Club… Continue reading
Hunger relief agency Northwest Harvest today announced it received a $10,000 grant from the Puget Sound Energy Foundation to purchase high-demand foods critical to a well-rounded diet such as protein and grains. Northwest Harvest’s network of partner food programs serve about 600,000 clients each month throughout the state of Washington.
TOP Food & Drug stores will be closing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Christmas Eve, and will reopen at 6 a.m. Saturday.
Highline Community College’s Worker Retraining, Opportunity Grants and Basic Food & Education Training (BFET) programs have no more money available for students winter quarter.
Qualified Puget Sound Energy customers who need help paying their heating bills this winter will have access to a combined total of nearly $29 million in low-income assistance from PSE and federal funds distributed by local community service agencies.
4Culture recently awarded White River Valley Museum $50,000 to complete utility upgrades to historic Mary Olson Farm.
Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 9.2 percent in November, a slight improvement from the 9.3 percent rate in October, according to the state Employment Security Department.
DIRECTV has generated more consumer complaints to the Washington Attorney General’s Office than any other business in 2009. Those complaints from Washington residents signal a serious problem, said Attorney General Rob McKenna, who today announced the office is suing the nation’s largest satellite television company for unfair sales practices.
Purchase your Christmas tree this holiday season from a farmer participating in the Puget Sound Fresh program, and you’re not only supporting agriculture here in King County, but you’re assured of the best selection of the freshest trees available.
Sam’s Club presented $3,000 to Auburn-area charities at a Monday morning ceremony at its Auburn SuperMall store.Sam’s Club presented $1,000 to the Algona/Pacific Food Pantry… Continue reading
There’s only one government-authorized Web site where consumers can get their free annual credit report, and it’s not the one with the catchy jingles in television ads. Attorney General Rob McKenna says more needs to be done to protect consumers attempting to obtain the free credit report allowed by law.
For the second time in as many months, a scam e-mail, disguised to appear to be from Mega Millions officials, is circulating online.
Proceeds from sales today and Wednesday at Papa John's Pizza, 1403 Auburn Way S., will be donated to the four families of the slain Lakewood police officers.
This week’s freezing temperatures pushed Puget Sound Energy customers’ natural gas usage to a new high Monday, surpassing the record set last December. With temperatures forecasted to remain colder than usual for several more days, PSE is encouraging customers to use energy wisely, particularly during peak energy periods, to manage their winter heating bills.
With weather forecasts predicting freezing temperatures, the American Red Cross urges local residents to take precautions to prevent frozen pipes and offers tips to safely thaw frozen pipes.
With the new year just around the corner, King County Metro Transit is alerting riders of several changes that will take effect beginning Jan. 1, 2010. Those changes will affect transit fares, pass products and how riders transfer between buses and trains in the region.