budgets

Washington State Ferries
8:58 am
Wed August 31, 2011

Washington ferry fares going up 2.5 percent in October

New fare rates for Washington state ferries have been announced.
WSDOT

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Within the plans to increase fares, cars shorter than 14 feet will be charged a lower fare on Washington ferries and bike riders won't need an annual permit under changes approved by the state Transportation Commission.

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Water Cooler
7:09 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Money pours into campaigns while social services struggle

Spending on campaigns surpass record highs for an off-year election, as the recession continues.
AP photo.

You might think that in the midst of the Great Recession everyone - including candidates for office - are feeling the pinch. Not so.

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