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Washington has 23rd highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Washington finished 23rd in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers:Washington not among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Seattle ranks 2nd fittest U.S. city, study finds

Seattle finished second on a 2019 fitness index analyzing the 100 largest U.S. cities.

Washington ranks 45th highest for pass-through business tax rates, study finds

Washington finished in a tie for 45th in a Tax Foundation analysis of tax rates levied on pass-through businesses.

1 Sears store to close in Washington

Transform Holdco LLC will close 26 Sears or Kmart stores nationwide, including one Sears store in Washington as the company seeks to return to profitability.

Washington ranks 23rd for rental car tax rates, study finds

Washington finished 23rd in a Tax Foundation analysis of effective car rental excise taxes – ranked from highest to lowest.

Dollar’s value in Washington ranks 41st highest among the 50 states, study finds

Washington finished in a tie for 41st in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of relative purchasing power within each state.

Tacoma ranks the most dangerous of Washington cities, study finds

Tacoma was ranked the most dangerous city in Washington in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state.

Washington ranks 27th best for police officers, study finds

Washington was ranked 27th in a WalletHub.com study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

Clyde Hill ranks the richest of Washington towns, study finds

Clyde Hill was ranked the richest town in Washington in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Congresswoman Kim Schrier quiet on USMCA

Rep. Kim Schrier (D-Wash.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

Washington ranks 28th highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Washington finished 28th in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

Washington ranks 17th highest for state tax collections per capita

Washington finished 17th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

By the Numbers: University of Washington ranks 20th best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

University of Washington finished in a tie for 20th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

By the Numbers: University of Washington ranks 5th best in the nation for its public affairs program, study finds

University of Washington finished in a tie for fifth in a peer-assessment ranking of the best public affairs schools by U.S. News that examined 285 campuses around the nation.

Washington ranks 25th in hospital safety analysis

Washington finished 25th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

University of Washington ranks 14th best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

University of Washington finished in a tie for 14th in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Pacific County ranks the poorest of Washington counties, study finds

Pacific County was ranked the poorest county in Washington in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: King County has fastest growing local economy in Washington

King County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Washington in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

University of Washington ranks 44th best in the nation for law schools, study finds

University of Washington finished 44th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

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