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Congressman Newhouse presented Hero of Main Street award

Congressman Newhouse presented Hero of Main Street award

Members of the Gilmore family who operate Dunbar Jewelers in Yakima presented Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-District 4) with a Hero of Main Street Award this week. The National Retail Federation awards the honor to member of Congress whose voting records demonstrate...

Mail in your ballot because your vote counts

By Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President of Public Policy Ballots are scheduled to begin going out to voters beginning this Friday for the Nov. 6 general election. Washington Retail Association supports Initiative 1634 to block new local taxes on groceries and opposes...

Washington leads nation in workers’ compensation benefits

For the ninth consecutive year, Washington State led the nation in workers’ compensation benefit costs, according to the National Academy of Social Insurance. The academy’s latest report showed costs per worker were $773.99 in Washington State, in 2016....

September statewide unemployment rate was an historic low

Washington State’s 4.4 percent unemployment rate in September was an historic low for monthly reporting that dates back to 1976. The monthly rate was down from 4.7 percent a year ago. The unemployment rate was the highlight of an Economic Revenue Forecast...

National retail sales increase 3 percent over last year

National retail sales increased 3 percent in September compared to the same time last year, the National Retail Federation reported this week. The results were somewhat softer than expected due to Hurricane Florence and running concerns about tariffs and a trade war...