Pity the Poor Streamers | Don Brunell

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 9:00AM

Every day, birds flying near a certain spot on the California-Nevada border are incinerated in midair. They’re called “streamers” for the puff of smoke that appears as they ignite and plummet to the ground. Federal wildlife investigators estimate there’s one “streamer” every two minutes.What’s causing this?


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Multiple job holding increases | U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Aug 17, 2014 at 6:51PM

The latest BLS report showing multiple jobholders as a percentage of total employment, by state, is now available online.

Strong state employment but warning lights are flashing | Don Brunell

  • Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00AM

The good news is Washington is separating itself from the national jobless rate. In July, an average 6.2 percent of Americans were looking for work, while Washington State’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent.

Private Christian Academy opens | New Business

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Bonney Lake Christian Academy plans to open its doors and begin teaching classes Sept. 4.

Small businesses gain federal contracts | Calvin Goings

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 1:12PM

In Fiscal Year 2013, our government awarded 23.39 percent in federal contracts to small businesses. That’s $83.1 billion of contracting dollars, according to SBA’s Small Business Procurement Scorecard.

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