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Analysis: Washington ranked 18th most affected by government shutdown

Washington ranked No. 18 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Seattle ranks 40th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Seattle ranks that lack funds to pay debts among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Washington ranked No. 20 in 2019 business climate index

Washington finished at No. 20 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Spokane has 90th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Spokane area was nearly 1,800 in the third quarter of 2018, a 113-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Washington posts 25th highest drop in food stamps participants

Washington ranked No. 25 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Washington on track to tax online sales

Washington is mostly compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Washington posted 2nd highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Washington ranked No. 2 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: University of Washington athletes No. 1 in state for economic impact

University of Washington sports programs brought in $208,663 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the most sports revenue of any school in Washington that year, according to a Washington Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Washington gets ‘D’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Washington ranked No. 28 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Washington ranked No. 6 in average charitable giving

Washington residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $8,381 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

University of Washington has most student athletes in Washington

University of Washington ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Washington Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

Washington has 36th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Washington posted the 36th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Washington’s population rose 1.5% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Washington’s population increased by 110,159, or 1.5 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

College wrestling earned over $300,000 for Washington schools in 2016

Highline College wrestling brought in $6,036 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Washington that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Analysis: Home affordability in Benton County tanks

Benton County had the lowest home affordability index in Washington in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Central Washington University fields most volleyball players in Washington

Central Washington University ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

19 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in Washington default on student loans

At Everest College in Everett, 25.6 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington gets score of 84 on financial transparency

Washington earned above-average marks for its system of making annual budgetary data available to residents, according to a study by the Chicago-based policy institute Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Analysis: Benton County has lowest home affordability in state

Benton County posted the lowest home affordability index in Washington, according to an analysis of 432 counties nationwide by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Benton among counties with worst home affordability

Benton County ranked No. 11 on a list of U.S. counties with the worst home affordability index, according to an analysis of 432 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

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