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.
With the start of the new Rotary fiscal year on July 1, it’s also time to welcome in a new Maple Valley Rotary President and board.
Fritz Gottfried, a well-known local massage therapist and Emu rancher, will take over the presidency from Sean Stewart the previous president. Gottfried, a 10-year rotarian has been active as president elect running the club’s auction and preparing for his year as president.
Valley Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines program.
Being named the Maple Valley Rotary club Rotarian of the Year is a great honor. Past winners have shown tremendous selflessness, impact and volunteerism above and beyond the normal effort. Member Patti Jenson knows that well having won the award in 2007.
If you’ve got teenagers heading off to college soon, I hope you’ve done a good job educating them about the importance of personal financial responsibility and how to build a strong credit history. If not, better do it now.
The fifth annual Work It Out Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon and Children’s Triathlon will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 24th at Lake Wilderness Park.
Work It Out began hosting this event five years ago. This is an opportunity for those who have never participated in such an event to give it a try. It is also a great time for those who are seasoned triathlon veterans.
For decades, America’s small business owners have asked for more affordable health insurance coverage and more tax relief. The new health reform law — the Affordable Care Act — provides both.
As unemployment in our state continues to hover above 9 percent, Washington doctors and clinics see more people each day who can’t afford the prescription medicines they need to make a difference in their health. From medicines that keep their hearts healthy to mental illness medicines that turn lives of uncertainty into lives of stability, new treatments are a growing part of effective treatment.
Facing a $3 billion budget gap next year, Gov. Chris Gregoire recently announced a renewed initiative to streamline state government. The governor created a 32-person panel to scour state agencies for efficiencies vowing, “There are no sacred cows.”
If you are looking to spice up your appetizer trays, or add a little extra something to your evening cocktails, then the local business of has something to offer.
Maple Valley resident Jim McCaslin has been producing pickled delicacies since 2003, but his connection to these delights goes further back in history.
In the 1970s, Washington’s public utilities embarked on an aggressive nuclear power building project managed by the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS). Unfortunately, the effort ultimately became known as “Whoops!”
Mark Scarff, president of Bowen Scarff Ford Lincoln Mercury, announced the car dealer is moving all sales and service from the Covington location to the remodeled Kent location at 1157 Central Ave. N., effective Friday, June 25, 2010.
My wife and I survived two major home remodeling projects and we’ve got the battle scars to prove it. Like most people feeling cramped for space – thanks to two growing children in our case – we weighed the pluses and minuses of remodeling versus moving to a larger home. Because we live in a great neighborhood with strong local schools, we ultimately decided to stay put and remodel, but everyone’s case is different.