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Jump in hiring fuels optimism for economic recovery

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER

U.S. employers added a surprisingly robust 379,000 jobs last month in a sign the economy is strengthening as virus cases drop, vaccinations ramp up, Americans spend more and states ease business restrictions.

Port details how the pandemic affected its fire station project

By BENJAMIN MINNICK

Port of Seattle commissioners are expected to meet tomorrow to consider a request to increase the budget of a fire station project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.



Anchorage lifting some capacity limits

Anchorage will lift its coronavirus-related capacity restrictions on many businesses and will ease limits on other places where people gather under a new emergency order set to take effect today.


Wood treatment plant fined $223K

The state has fined a Eugene wood treatment plant more than $200,000 for hazardous waste and water quality violations that regulators say occurred over the last five years.


Hotels to pay $105K over price-gouging

Four Oregon hotels will pay $105,600 in penalties and reimburse at least 100 customers to settle allegations of price gouging during wildfires last year.


Luxury seller Saks to spinoff website

Saks Fifth Avenue is spinning off its website into a separate company, with the hopes of expanding that business at a time when more people are shopping online.


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