Governor To Sign NFIB-Backed Health-Care Costs Bill

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At a bill-signing ceremony scheduled for this morning at 10:30 a.m. in his office, Gov. Jay Inslee will put his signature on a measure that NFIB led the coordination and legislative passage of: An All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) that will eventually empower everyone in Washington state to compare quality and costs among health-care providers. “Pairing […]

Washington’s Wine Industry Foundation’s Wine Cup Raises $50k

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Washington’s Wine Industry Foundation raised nearly $50,000 at its annual golf event appropriately called the “Wine Cup” last week at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland. The 14th annual event marked the second year with a morning start, helping golfers beat the heat as they took in 18 holes plus competed for longest drive, longest putt, closest […]

AAA’s 6th Annual Soap for Hope Drive to Benefit Local Charities Kicks Off in November

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A donation of toothpaste, soap or other essential items is a simple gesture that could give someone a fresh outlook on life this holiday season. AAA Washington kicks off its 6th annual Soap for Hope donation drive to collect toiletry items for local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations. As a result of the generosity of AAA […]

Bellevue City Council Roundup: Interim rules for Recreational Marijuana

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On Monday, the City Council approved an emergency interim ordinance to regulate where recreational marijuana retailers, producers and processors may operate in Bellevue. The interim zoning ordinance, which will be effective for up to six months, limits marijuana production and processing to areas zoned for light industrial uses, and restricts the locations of retail outlets. […]

Top Destinations Revealed at Bellevue AAA Travel GO Show

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Obtain an insider’s view of unique attractions and the best ways to experience top destinations including Italy, France, Great Britain and more. AAA Travel experts will take you on a journey to explore hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, including top getaways to experience local people and local traditions.

Washington State Wine Awards toast people, places who make wine shine

After a decade of honoring restaurants, the Washington State Wine Commission expanded its prestigious award program to celebrate additional industries and individuals whose work raises the profile of Washington State wine throughout the state and beyond. Monday’s well-attended Washington State Wine Awards [Twitter: #wawineawards] at McCaw Hall showcased exemplary retailers, tourism professionals and distributors for […]

High demand, low inventory sparking multiple offers, market momentum

Real estate brokers expected some seasonal slowing during November, but last month’s falloff was less than what some industry veterans anticipated. Members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported 6,522 pending sales last month — the highest total for November in six years. “The market is done with needed correction,” declared one broker (who did not […]

Last Night’s Powerball Jackpot Results in More than 155,000 Winning Tickets in Washington

While no one in the Evergreen State hit last night’s estimated $587.5 million Powerball jackpot, there are still thousands of  winners from the game in Washington. There were a total of 8,924,125 Powerball winners across the country last night, and 155,703 of those winning tickets were sold in Washington!  These winning tickets are worth a […]

Powerball Jackpot Grows to $500M; Olympia Family Wins $250K!

History will be made Wednesday night when Washington’s Lottery players vie for the biggest Powerball jackpot ever offered by the game!  Wednesday’s $500 million jackpot is currently the largest in the world and the second largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. This record-breaking jackpot is generating excitement among both the game’s loyal players as well […]

Dan Thiessen Chosen Chef for WA Wine Grape Growers Industry Banquet

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Chef Dan Thiessen, has been selected as the Guest Chef for the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers (WAWGG) annual industry banquet at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA, February 7.  There, Thiessen, supported by select Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) culinary students, will develop and coordinate the menu and wines for the […]