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Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti, left, and his office&rsquo;s communications director, Aaron Sherman, speak with The Columbian&rsquo;s editorial board about Washington Saves.

Washington Saves fills gap for private-sector employees without a 401(k); plan set to launch in 2027

Most people who have retirement savings set their money aside in a 401(k) or similar tax-deferred accounts. But 401(k)s are not available to everyone.
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Clark County Business

Why no one knows exactly how much old-growth forest we have left

It’s said that the map is not the territory.
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Vicki Bickford has always been a caregiver; soon she will need one of her own as her arthritis progresses. Bickford holds a photo of herself and her three children. WA Cares would help cover those costs.

WA at national forefront of battle over long-term care

Getting older is a fact of life — but how Americans should pay for that care is a matter of opinion.
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Catherine Berthet holds a photo of her daughter, Camille Geoffroy, after she and other relatives of those killed in two Boeing 737 Max crashes spoke at a federal court arraignment in Fort Worth, Texas, in January 2023.

For Boeing Max crash victim’s mom, years of despair, and then, last week, hope

It was after midnight last Wednesday in Paris when Catherine Berthet learned U.S. federal prosecutors had made a decision she hoped could deliver justice for her daughter, Camille Geoffroy.

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The city of Ridgefield wants to add another roundabout on Pioneer Street at 50th Place, near this one at Royle Road.

Ridgefield City Council approves ordinance for eminent domain proceedings in roundabout project

The Ridgefield City Council took an unusual step Thursday when it unanimously approved an ordinance to begin eminent domain proceedings. The city has been in…


An option to donate to St. Jude Children&rsquo;s Research Hospital appears on the Domino&rsquo;s app in a photo taken in New York on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

All that ‘checkout charity’ adds up. Domino’s plans $174 million from it for St. Jude hospital

The world’s top-selling pizza chain is betting big on the generosity of its customers. And it is not alone.


Sen. Patty Murray visits with Alivia Estrada-Houghton, left, and her twin Alayna, right, both 2 and of Vancouver, at the Hough Early Learning Center.

Can the child care crisis be fixed? Q&A with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has been working on child care since the 1980s, when she taught preschool in Shoreline. Now, the Washington Democrat, who’s served…

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Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during the New York Times annual DealBook summit on Nov. 29, 2023, in New York City. (Michael M.

How Kevin McCarthy is influencing this congressional race — without being on the ballot

As he stood on a sun-dappled patio overlooking the Visalia Country Club, Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux didn’t mince words about his chances in his…

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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Capital gains tax receipts in Washington tumble

Capital gains tax collections in Washington have plummeted in their second year, creating potential challenges for the next governor and legislative budget writers in 2025.

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Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, professor of medicine with the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, shown with his book book titled &ldquo;Atlas of Cardiac Anatomy&rdquo; and a book by Dr. Eduard Pernkopf, an ardent Nazi whose anatomical book was drawn off the bodies of executed prisoners, shown in foreground, May 9, 2024. (Allen J.

A UCLA doctor is on a quest to free modern medicine from a Nazi-tainted anatomy book

As Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar pondered how to fix the human heart, he was given a gift laced with horror.


LOS ANGELES-CA-MAY 14, 2024: Actor Walton Goggins is photographed at El Compadre restaurant in Los Angeles on May 14, 2024.

Being bad is good for Walton Goggins, whose turn in ‘Fallout’ has kept his star rising

A wave of dread swept over Walton Goggins on the first day of work on Prime Video’s post-apocalyptic drama “Fallout.” He was on location by…

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Rescue workers, forensics, and prosecutors work in a waterhole where human remains were found near La Bocana Beach, Santo Tomas delegation, in Ensenada, Mexico, on May 3, 2024.

The call of Baja California surf is the stuff of legend. Has violence ended that dream?

For the better part of the past half-century, Baja California has beckoned to surfers from across the globe, offering peeling point breaks without crowded lineups…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

Economic Forecast – March 2024

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May 25: Biden Tightrope

Editorial Cartoons for Week of May 20, 2024

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Space exploration; shortages

Abcarian: Don’t ignore Hamas’ sexual violence

Lewis: Saving Biden’s infrastructure agenda from itself

Harrop: Transgender women and locker rooms

Would you pay a $1.55-$3.55 toll to cross the Interstate 5 Bridge?

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