Clam diggers looking forward to the next razor clam dig on Washington beaches now have two more months of possible options to consider.
By Dr. ROGER STARK
WPC Health Policy Analyst
The Affordable Care Act in Washington state is not a “success” in the Evergreen State, as state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is trying to claim. Commissioner Kreidler recently issued a news release saying the controversial Obamacare program is an enormous success in the state. The Commissioner’s office says more than 323,000 people have signed up for Obamacare in Washington.
Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you recommend any products that can help older drivers with their vehicles? My 84-year-old mother is still a pretty good driver, but she has arthritis, which limits her range of motion and hinders her driving.
By DON C. BRUNELL
The news these days is filled with stories about Big Bertha, the stalled Seattle waterfront drilling machine, and the cracks in the pontoons of the new SR 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington.
Economist Says Trust Fund for
Boomers Has Disappeared
For many baby boomers, it’s comforting to believe that part of the 12.4 percent Social Security payroll tax they (or they and their employer) have been paying is going into a $2.7 trillion Social Security Trust Fund designed specifically to ensure the tidal wave of boomers now retiring will be assured their benefits.
For those already on Social Security, the taxes they pay on a portion of their benefits has also been earmarked for the fund since 1983.
Economist and former professor Allen W. Smith, however, says there is no trust fund – and a number of elected officials, including former President George W. Bush, have acknowledged that.
To the Editor:
How lucky can we in Pacific County be? Lisa Ayers is running for re-election as our County Commissioner from District 3! No unknowns, no guesswork with this candidate. Her proven performance has earned our trust. All other potential candidates will be simply wannabes with promises.
Letter to Editor:
Another election year is here and I want our leaders to walk the talk and have similar priorities as my wife and I.
As many of you know, Dr. Linda Klein, M.D., started her practice at Pacific Family Health Center in July 2013.
Washington residents will be legally allowed to own and use short-barreled rifles under a bill passed today by the Senate.
Employers in Washington most likely are aware of the recent state law mandating an increase in the minimum wage from $9.19 per hour to $9.32 per hour,
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) was awarded $2.2 million in grant funding by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support three critical coastal wetland projects in Washington state. Washington was one of 12 states and Puerto Rico to receive funding under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program.
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