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Articles from the June 14, 2012 edition

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 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    June 14, 2012

County launches new residential energy loan program

Snohomish County has partnered with Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU) to launch a new Energy Smart loan program for Snohomish County homeowners. By participating in this program, Snohomish County homeowners can get help with energy...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    June 14, 2012

Two non-profit health insurers hit record $1 billion surpluses

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Two of Washington’s largest nonprofit health insurers are each sitting on record surpluses of more than $1 billion. “At a time when people are paying more for their health premiums and getting less, these companies...

 
 By Sheryl Hutchison, Communications Directo    News    June 14, 2012

May saw growth in jobs and job seekers

Washington’s jobs picture brightened significantly in May, with estimated net growth of 11,700 jobs, according to the state’s Employment Security Department. The estimated unemployment rate also rose slightly, from April’s revised...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    June 14, 2012

Health Records: Round 'Em Up, Store 'Em Online

SEATTLE - Doctors and clinics around the state are adapting to electronic medical records - and now, their patients over age 50 can use them, too. This month, AARP has launched an online tool to allow its members to organize health and medical...