Articles published Wed, May 11, 2011
Washington commended for showing taxpayers where their transportation dollars go
Washington has been ranked among the top 13 states in the nation in using performance measures – such as safety, improved traffic flow and increased economic growth – to show taxpayers how their transportation dollars are being spent.
Rock blasting is back on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass
HYAK – Crews will get the green light to resume rock blasting operations this week after a snowy spring on Interstate 90
Report: Far from Home, WA Charitable Dollars Pay Off
SEATTLE - If every dollar you invested prompted a $114 return, that would be a winner. A new study from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) says that's the payoff for communities when charitable foundations have made grants in four southern states.
Study: Paid Sick Leave in WA Serves Up Bennies Beyond Safer Food
Staying home from a job when ill isn't always possible for the four-in-10 Seattle workers who have no paid sick leave. A new study looks at the benefits of a proposal to require employers to provide paid sick leave for all workers, including those in food service, retail and health care.
Microsoft Skype: What's In It For Customers?
Microsoft is ponying up $8.5 billion to buy Skype with its user base of 170 million people. Microsoft plans to integrate Skype's video and voice technology into products such as Xbox, Outlook e-mail and Windows mobile phones.