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The ills of tariffs are reviewed at a community forum

A recent panel discussion revealed that new U.S. trade tariffs are blamed for nearly a 30 percent drop in Washington State exports. The tariffs are expected to rise again in January, according to an article in the online news site, The Lens. Reporter Mike Richards...

Safety tip of the week

Know how to use a box cutter safely Stockrooms are filling up with holiday merchandise and we are seeing an increase of razor knife lacerations. Do you know if your employees are using their box cutters properly? Follow up to make sure that they know how to use these...

State issues upbeat economic report

An updated quarterly state revenue report issued this week paints a rosy picture of the state and national economies. The report by the Economic Revenue Forecast Council notes: Washington State’s unemployment rate reached a new all-time low in October Lower oil...

WRA is monitoring two possible workplace bills

Chief Operating Officer Tammie Hetrick is asking business owners to provide their thoughts about two possible statewide bills that could dictate how retailers post work schedules and eliminate the right of companies to enforce non-compete agreements. Hetrick’s...