Flipping all kinds of pancakes became a hot item in Covington this week.
John Khauv opened an International House of Pancakes restaurant, also known by its acronym IHOP, in Covington featuring 16 different types of pancakes ready for flipping and serving to hungry customers.
The question Washington voters should ask themselves before voting on a state income tax this fall is, “Will we be better off with an income tax?” Judging from experience, the answer is, “No.”
Initiative 1098 would impose a 5 percent income tax on individual income over $200,000 and $400,000 for a couple. In addition, the measure would reduce some business-and-occupation taxes for small businesses and reduce property taxes by about 4 percent.
That might sound reasonable to some, but experience tells us that a state income tax is a bad idea.
First, economists agree that it’s never a good idea to raise taxes in a recession. Increasing the tax burden on small employers – many of whom file taxes as individuals – makes it harder for them to add or retain employees.
Portions of the new national health-reform law are just now going into effect, but the impact is already being felt. Insurers are warning of higher premiums and some companies say the law will force them to eliminate employee health insurance coverage.
More than a dozen restaurants in Covington are participating in the Purple Light Nights Bite of Covington as part of the campaign headed up by the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
KeyBank is opening its new location known as the Lake Wilderness Branch in Maple Valley at 23928 225th Way S.E.
It is the second branch in the city for the Cleveland-based bank.
Kirk Lantier will be moving from the management of the Four Corners KeyBank branch to the new bank.
Our founding fathers envisioned a government by the people. In fact, in his Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln concluded with the words, “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
In the last few years, we’ve forgotten Lincoln’s words. We now have government by regulation and it is paralyzing our nation.
KeyBank will open the a branch in its Puget Sound expansion program Oct. 18 at 23928-225th Way S.E in Maple Valley.
This will be the second branch in Maple Valley for the Cleveland-based corporation.
President Obama and congressional candidates are tripping over themselves trying to convince voters that they will have a tax plan to soak the rich, help the middle class and jump-start small business.
They want to entice people to spend what money they have and sway wary investors to shake loose with the $13 trillion currently tucked away waiting for more certain economic and political times.
The Metropolitan King County Council today called on the executive to explore ways to assist small companies as they seek to do business with King County. The unanimously adopted motion asks the executive to study and report back to the council on the legality and practicability of creating a small business set-aside program for companies seeking to work with the county in a variety of areas ranging from construction and consulting to contracting with the county for the delivery of goods and services.
President Barack Obama says two of his biggest priorities are jobs and renewable energy. Perhaps he should tell his regulators to help, not hinder, energy projects because some of their most recent actions are killing them and their accompanying jobs. In the process, they’re making us even more reliant on foreign oil.
The Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the Prime Time Business Expo 2010 fro 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Rock Creek Elementary School gymnasium, 25700 Maple Valley Highway.
Reservation for space are $50 for chamber members, $75 for expanded spaces, $100 for nonmembers and $150 for expanded spaces.
Dave Guest had a 10 year plan.
It just got interrupted in year six.
Guest, who lives in Black Diamond, was a news editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer when it ceased putting out a daily newspaper. He had worked for the company for 25 years and was in the process of starting his own business when the paper closed in March 2009 after more than a century of reporting the news.
With all the focus on eliminating the Bush tax cuts and spurring the economy, President Obama and Congressional Democrats are tripping over themselves touting their small business tax breaks this election season. What they’re not mentioning is an automatic tax increase that will hit family-owned businesses hard, starting on New Year’s Day.
The greens at Druids Glen Gold Club were alive with golfers Friday Aug. 27 at the Covington Chamber of Commerce golf tournament.
Golfers teed off at noon for the event that was co-sponsored by Valley Medical Center.
With unemployment stubbornly stalled at 9.6 percent, the Obama administration is desperately looking for ways to get the economy moving again.
Recently, in a meeting with my manufacturing counterparts from around the country, President Obama’s representative read a speech about all the administration is doing to spur manufacturing in America.
I suppose we should give the state credit for trying to economize by consolidating its computer systems in one place, but the new Department of Information Services building at the state capitol is raising a lot of questions.