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Author Archives: Tom Clancy

Initiative 1433 Will Increase WA Minimum Wage, but Job Seekers Deserve a Better Law, According to State Business Associations

WA Initiative 1433 Aims to Raise State Minimum Wage Washington employers of all sizes and from a cross-section of industries voiced concern today that although raising the minimum wage through Initiative 1433 sounds good, the unintended consequences could be harmful, particularly for first-time job seekers. Business groups, including the Association of Washington Business (AWB), Washington… Continue Reading

WGU Washington Awards Record Number of Degrees at 5th Annual Commencement Ceremony

Student Achievement Council’s Gene Sharratt delivers WGU Washington keynote address SEATTLE – (April 16, 2016) – WGU Washington awarded nearly 1,900 bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students from across the state today at its fifth annual commencement ceremony. Graduates, family members, faculty and supporters packed KeyArena in Seattle to celebrate the online university’s largest class… Continue Reading

Medical Teams International Offers Free Tours of the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit

Medical Teams International Exhibit provides a powerful look at real life circumstances of millions around the globe Medical Teams International is offering free tours of its REAL. LIFE. Exhibit throughout the spring and summer. The exhibit, appropriate for children age ten and older, takes approximately 90 minutes to navigate from start to finish. The REAL.… Continue Reading

President Obama Signs Bill Recognizing Asteroid Resource Property Rights into Law

 Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, applauds President Obama who signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262) into law. This law recognizes the right of U.S. citizens to own asteroid resources they obtain and encourages the commercial exploration and utilization of resources from asteroids. “This is the single greatest recognition of property rights in… Continue Reading

Kirkland’s ATGStores.com Wins BBB’s Washington Large Business of the Year!

BBB ANNOUNCES WASHINGTON BUSINESS OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS FOR 2015 Torch Awards Honor Businesses That Demonstrate Excellence and Integrity DuPont, Wash. — July 21, 2015 — Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is proud to announce this year’s winners of the Washington Business of the Year Torch Awards: 2015 Washington Large Business of… Continue Reading

Guild Mortgage Hires Jordan Flowers As Manager of its Kirkland Branch

Jordan Flowers New Manager of Kirkland Office of Guild Mortgage Guild Mortgage Co. has hired Jordan Flowers as branch manger for its Kirkland branch. A ten-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Flowers (NMLS: 453429) has strong experience in both wholesale and retail lending. Prior to Guild, he was branch manager for American Pacific Mortgage in… Continue Reading