House Majority Leader Rep. Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, said Thursday that even if the state Senate quickly approves a proposed transportation package fueled by an increase in the gas tax, the measure won't be heard in the House until lawmakers address education funding.
During a two-week period ending Feb. 10, more than 22,600 households applied for just 2,500 spots on the King County Housing Authority's waiting list for Section 8 rental assistance, the agency said this week.
Wal-Mart’s across-the-board wage increases show that the world for employers is very different with a 5.7 percent unemployment rate (in January) than it was five years ago, at 9.8 percent. Finding qualified workers is harder, and their workers are at risk of jumping ship.
Nordstrom says sales at its full-line stores are bucking the downward trend seen by most of the besieged brick-and-mortar retail sector. But quarterly profits disappointed Wall Street amid big investments and increased markdowns at Nordstrom Rack, its discount chain.