SEATTLE -- Washington lawmakers should change state law to prevent retire-rehire arrangements among retired firefighters and law enforcement officers, a panel determined Wednesday.
Date: 12/18/2013 | Northwest
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that it would decide whether employees who suffer big losses in retirement accounts can sue their company if it encouraged them to invest in the company's shaky stock.The justices will try to clarify who is legally responsible...
Date: 12/14/2013 | Nation & World
LOS ANGELES -- California has long been a union stronghold, but voters in the reliably Democratic state are gradually taking a more negative view of organized labor, a poll released Friday suggested.
Date: 12/14/2013 | Business
WASHINGTON -- Like the warm-up before a big game, both sides in the battle of the budget are getting ready. And federal employees have a lot at stake in the outcome.
Date: 12/06/2013 | Nation & World
When potential employers ask Tracy Blakeley about her personal life, she assumes they're not making idle chit-chat. They're trying to figure out how old she is."They ask if I have kids or grandkids," Blakeley, 53, said. "They won't ask you your birth date, but they'll ask...
Date: 11/13/2013 | Business
OLYMPIA -- The state Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments over legislative action in recent years to end some pension benefit increases for state and local government employees.At issue are two actions taken by lawmakers. In 2007, the...
Date: 10/24/2013 | Northwest
WASHINGTON -- Four years into an economic recovery in which most of the benefits have flowed to the top earners, a majority believes that the American Dream is becoming markedly more elusive, according to the results of a Washington Post-Miller Center poll exploring Americans' changing definition...
Date: 09/29/2013 | Nation & World
Mel Marklein has found a healthy side to volunteering
Date: 09/13/2013 | Local News
ATLANTA -- If you're 65 and living in Hawaii, here's some good news: Odds are you'll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you'll likely be in pretty good health.
Date: 07/19/2013 | Nation & World
The Great Recession saw unemployment rates double and the housing bust that proved far stronger and lasted much longer than many people had expected. Through it all, retirement savings plans took a major hit.The economy is improving now. But for baby boomers who can see the...
Date: 05/26/2013 | Business
Church's preschool teacher knows how to reach kids
Date: 05/25/2013 | Local News
OLYMPIA -- Former Gov. Chris Gregoire is benefiting from old state pension rules that ended in 1977.
Date: 05/05/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- Groups that represent current and former government workers in Washington state expressed concern Thursday about a plan in the Senate that seeks to prevent sudden increases in pension values.
Date: 04/18/2013 | Northwest
LAKEWOOD -- By the end of 2009, three veteran managers at Lakewood Fire District 2 earned salaries that topped $175,000 annually -- more than Seattle's fire chief, who was overseeing a department roughly 10 times as large.Their pay would soon grow even bigger, if only temporarily.
Date: 04/07/2013 | Northwest
The union representing Boeing's technical workers says it will make no recommendation when it asks members to vote this month on the company's latest contract offer, which is identical to the offer that technical workers narrowly rejected Feb. 19.
Date: 03/02/2013 | Business
WASHINGTON -- After retiring from a 36-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives last month, Norm Dicks has no doubt that he's worth every penny of his new pension: It will allow the Washington state Democrat to cash a monthly check from the U.S. government for $7,365.82.
Date: 02/22/2013 | Northwest
WASHINGTON -- An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans.
Date: 01/17/2013 | Nation & World