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  • Construction notices

    NIGHT WORK 9pm-5am Pinebrook Blvd at 3rd Street. Flaggers (8/27-28)
    Flaggers, Lane closures, Archie Briggs Rd >< Falcon Ridge to Mt. WA Dr. 7a-3p (8/27-28)
    Portland Ave >< 7th and 8th, Flaggers, Lane closures, utility work 7a-4p (8/29)
    2nd Street >< Taft and Wilsons, flaggers, lane closures. Utility work 7a-4p (8/29)
    8th St from Revere to Butler Market Road. Lane closures, flaggers, 7a-4p (8/290
    15th and Reed Mkt Rd intersection CLOSED with a detour through mid-November
    Murhpy Road CLOSED at Parrell Road and intermittent closures at Murphy & 3rd (9/15)
    US 26 in Warm Springs construction delays possible
    Flaggers, delays possible on US26 near near Dover Lane, just S. of Madras 7a-3p (11/1/14)
    US 97 between Pinebrook and the 3rd Street/Business 97 exit; bridge construction in the median and shoulders. 7am-4pm (11/1/14)



  • Longest Winning Streak of the Year

    It’s the last trading day of August and then it is on to fall trading. U.S. stocks are higher this morning shrugging off concerns about the Ukraine. The S&P 500 is poised for its first four-week win streak of the year. (CNBC)

    The July numbers on personal income and consumer spending show a 0.2% increase in income following a 0.4% rise in June, and a 0.1% decline in spending after June’s 0.4% increase. Both of these numbers were weaker than economists expected. (Associated Press)

    U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in July. Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues to moderate and total housing inventory is at its highest level since August 2012. Sales in the West rose 4.0% from June, but remain 6.0% below July 2013. (CNBC)

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a broad examination of alternative mutual funds, one of the hottest and most controversial investment products being offered to small investors. Alternative funds, describe a class of mutual funds that employ hedge-fund-like strategies, including betting on some stocks and against others, trading futures contracts and using derivatives to increase leverage. (Market Watch)

  • Mariners' Concessions Proceeds To Go To Humane Society

    (Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Mariners plan to donate a portion of the proceeds from all concessions sales at Safeco Field during September to the Seattle-King County chapter of the Humane Society.  Team officials say the donation is in response to an incident involving Centerplate Catering CEO Desmond Hague, who was recorded on an elevator surveillance video, kicking and yanking the leash of a Doberman Pinscher puppy.  Centerplate handles concessions at Safeco Field, Providence Park in Portland, and hundreds of other venues.  Earlier this week, Centerplate announced that Hague is on indefinite probation and will lose his job unless he donates 100-thousand dollars to create a foundation for the protection of animals.

  • Seahawks Lose To Oakland In Preseason Finale

    (Oakland, CA)  --  The Seahawks are focusing on their regular-season opener with Green Bay after losing to Oakland, 41-31.  Russell Wilson, in his only series of the game, put the Seahawks on the board first with a 25-yard scoring pass to Luke Wilson in the first quarter.  Seattle's DeShawn Shead intercepted a pass in the second quarter and ran it back 56 yards for a touchdown.  Next Thursday night, the Seahawks will host the Packers to open the 2014 regular season.

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