Too often, elected officials forget to connect the dots and do the math. Put another way, they fail to look at the complete picture and add up all the costs of government to taxpayers.
Valley Medical Center opened the Renton Landing Urgent Care facility today. The 4600 square-foot clinic provides walk-in, extended hour access for non-emergency, acute illness and injury care that is either beyond the scope or availability of a primary care practice.
In good times, our elected leaders can walk the high wire between spending and taxes, spreading around money like gobs of peanut butter on a slice of toast. Bringing home the bacon has always been a sure ticket to re-election.
Richard Gradwohl, owner of Happy Mountain Miniature Cattle Farm in Covington, welcomed farmers from all over the world at Jan. 16.
According to information sent by Gradwohl, he gave several lectures describing his methods of developed 18 completely new breeds of cattle.
MultiCare Health System’s Regional Cancer Center has been granted a three-year accreditation with seven commendations and zero deficiencies by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Lawmakers gathered in Olympia for the 2010 legislative session can either set our state up for long-term prosperity or put off the tough budget decisions until 2011 when it will be even more difficult to solve our financial problems.
Some state lawmakers plan to hit petroleum producers with more than $1.2 billion in new costs over the next decade to pay for new water pollution programs. If refiners are forced to absorb those extra costs, they will become job killers right in the middle of a recession.
Every year loss from cargo theft in the United States costs billions of dollars. This includes the costs associated with investigation and insurance payments.
Hot products are typically targets for cargo theft. This includes clothing, prescription drugs, computer and jewelry.
Proving that last summer’s opening of Central Link was merely the beginning of a new era, Sound Transit has extended light rail into SeaTac just in time for the holidays.
The completion of Airport Link is by far one of the best Christmas presents our region has ever received. It’s now possible to get to and from Puget Sound’s largest transportation hub quickly, no matter how jammed Highway 518 and Interstate 5 might be.
Is solar power possible in western Washington?
This has been a popular topic in my mailbox so far, and the answer is yes. Forget our cloudy reputation, there is plenty of sun in western Washington. In fact, more than 250 PSE customers now generate at least some of their own electricity through solar installations. To learn more about generating your own solar power, visit our Customer Renewable Generation page under Home & Business Solutions.
Taxes are powerful tools that change behavior. Low taxes encourage, high taxes discourage.
For example, charities and nonprofit groups are alarmed by President Obama’s proposal to reduce tax deductions for charitable contributions by the wealthy. The charities say they could lose billions in donations.