Study says Northwest immigrants have big economic impact
Undocumented workers in the Northwest have a big influence on the regional economy. A pro-immigration group issued a report Wednesday estimating illegal immigrants pump about $18 billion into the regional economy.
Get ready for Seattle’s annual Torchlight Parade – July 31st
“Celebrate Summer!” is this year’s theme. More than 300,000 are expected Saturday to see Grand Marshal Apolo Anton Ohno, Seafair Pirates and clowns, the University of Washington Varsity-Alumni Band, Sea Gals, Sounders Wave Band, drill teams, equestrian units, giant helium balloons and community floats traveling Fourth Avenue from Seattle Center to Qwest Field.
Washington governor to discuss budget options with top lawmakers
Governor Chris Gregoire plans to speak Thursday with top legislators as she prepares for either across-the-board spending cuts or a second budget-balancing special session. The hobbled economy has led to repeated deficit cycles for the state’s budget, causing both increased demand for services and lower tax collections.
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