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Higher wages are a win-win for Ivar's

By GENE JOHNSON

Revenue has soared, some customers are leaving tips even though they don't need to, and servers are seeing their annual pay jump thousands of dollars.



Slump in oil takes a toll on industry, economy

As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.


NY village pays ransom to hackers

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN

A village in central New York made ransom payments of $300 and $500 last year to keep its computers running after two official-looking emails released malware throughout its system, state auditors said.


Ecology to reassess fish consumption

The state Department of Ecology will not be adopting a current draft rule on clean water rules that are tied to how much fish people eat.


Yakima hospital to join Virginia Mason

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital will proceed with an affiliation with Virginia Mason Health System.


Regulators reject pot credit union

The marijuana industry is hoping a federal judge will force regulators to let pot businesses access the banking system by setting up its own credit union.


‘City' opens for testing autonomous cars

Automakers and researchers say a new simulated city at the University of Michigan could help speed the development of driverless and connected cars.


Settlement in suit over exploding keg

A $1.2 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit over a keg explosion at a New Hampshire brewery.


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