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Seattle hospitality industry hit hard by coronavirus

Seattle hotels are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Seattle’s KOMO News.

Washington seniors should be aware of risks involved with free tax preparation programs

Newport residents who seek tax preparation assistance may want to be aware of potential issues with the free preparation services that pop up this time of year.

Cost of a childless divorce in Washington is $13,400

The average cost of divorce in Washington with no children involved is $13,400, the 17th highest amount among the 50 states, according to an analysis published by the website 24/7 Wall St.

CENTRALIA - CHEHALIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Title Guaranty Company of Lewis County High School Hero

Title Guaranty is honored to ring in the new year with our January 2020 High School Hero – Alayna Miller.

BELLINGHAM REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Puget Sound Energy Names Mary E. Kipp as President

As part of its ongoing succession planning efforts, the board of directors of Puget Sound Energy has named Mary E. Kipp, currently president & CEO of El Paso Electric, as president of the state’s largest utility company, reporting to CEO Kimberly Harris.

GREATER SPOKANE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Press Release for David P. Gardner

David P. Gardner, a principal with Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, has been elected as the President of the Spokane County Bar Association for 2019-2020. He was sworn in at the SCBA Annual Meeting on June 25, 2019.

Analysis: Pierce County posts 272nd highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,127 properties in Pierce County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 272nd highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Olympia-Tumwater area posts 160th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,310 properties in the Olympia-Tumwater area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 160th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Washington posts 11th lowest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,761 properties in Washington started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 40th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: zip code 98631 in Long Beach has 265th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 98631 zip code area was 237 in the third quarter of 2018, a 22-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: 7 Washington medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Seven Washington medical centers were listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

Analysis: Washington has 11th highest average credit card debt

Washington finished 11th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: Washington's Spokane County has 180th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in Washington's Spokane County was more than 1,700 in the third quarter of 2018, a 107-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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.

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.

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