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Health premiums expected to jump this year

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and TOM MURPHY

The health law has been a financial drain for many insurers who blame lower-than-hoped-for enrollment, sicker-than-expected customers, and a balky internal stabilization system.



Richland rejects plan for public market

Richland officials have rejected a plan to add a public market similar to Seattle's Pike Place to its development plans.


Lead found in 6 more schools in Tacoma

Tacoma school officials says a review of previous water quality tests has found six more public elementary schools with unsafe amounts of lead in scattered sources of drinking water.


NBBJ and Visual Vocal create a VR design tool

By JOURNAL STAFF

The Seattle architecture firm NBBJ is partnering with a startup called Visual Vocal to develop a virtual reality tool that will help clients visualize and give feedback on projects during design.

Harvard gets $21M gift to research happiness

By COLLIN BINKLEY

The goal is to find ways to help people stay healthy and happy.


Two firms bid for psychiatric hospitals

Two health care systems have submitted separate plans to open psychiatric hospitals in Thurston County.


California OKs $64B high-speed rail plan

The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project has approved the latest $64 billion business plan calling for trains to run from the Central Valley to the San Jose area starting in 2025.


California seeks $90M from utility over deadly wildfire

By JANIE HAR

Cal Fire blamed the utility and its contractors for a tree that touched a power line, sparking a 2015 fire that caused about $300 million in insured losses.


$290 Kindle Oasis aims to be luxury e-book reader

By MAE ANDERSON

The Kindle Oasis is Amazon's sleekest, lightest e-book reader yet — and at $290, unnecessary unless you're a die-hard reader.


Here's how Amazon got you to pay a fee to shop

By MAE ANDERSON

Prime members spend about four times what others do, and account for about a third of all Amazon purchases.


$1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Fla. court says no

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON

The decision is a victory for injured workers who have struggled to get lawyers to help them because the fee system created by then-Gov. Jeb Bush in 2003 makes their cases not worth representing.



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