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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.

BELLINGHAM REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Governor Appoints Teresa Taylor to WCC Board of Trustees

Governor Jay Inslee appointed Teresa Taylor to the Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees.

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.

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.

BELLINGHAM REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Whatcom Land Title’s Ronhaar earns prestigious designations

Bill Ronhaar, president and chief underwriting officer of Whatcom Land Title Company, recently became one of fewer than 100 people nationwide to earn a prestigious industry designation: Ronhaar was named a National Title Professional by the American Land Title Association.

CENTRALIA - CHEHALIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners

WSU Lewis County Extension Office is pleased to announce that Jason Adams has been hired as the Master Gardener Coordinator/Master Composter/Recycle Coordinator.

REMOTE MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL: A Veterans Day Tribute: Remote Medical International Medical Screening Coordinator Bee Xiong

At Remote Medical International, we are proud of Veterans everywhere and of those who now work on our teams. One of our associates, Bee Xiong, joined our team as a dedicated medical screening coordinator after serving in the Navy for eight years.

BELLINGHAM REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Whatcom Women in Business Announce 2018 Professional Woman of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce that Ariana Lee, co-founder of Bija Chocolates is our 2018 Professional Woman of the Year!

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