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US vows to fight counterfeits

he Trump administration pledged Friday to step up efforts against the vast amounts of counterfeit clothing, medicine and other goods that have flooded into the U.S. in increasing waves with the rise in e-commerce.

State can't tell if housing tax exemption is working

By DEBBIE COCKRELL

A legislative audit noted that in 2018 owners of exempt developments saved an estimated $80 million in property taxes, but tracking the performance of the program has been a challenge.


No criminal charges in propane blast

Maine company that severed an underground propane line that caused a deadly propane explosion was cited for violating the state's Dig Safe law, but no criminal charges are warranted, officials said Friday.


20 Northgate units sell for $5.7M

By JOURNAL STAFF

The Osprey Apartments, at 2116 N 112th St., sold for just under $5.7 million, according to King County records.


Bill nixes tax on concrete pumpers

By JOURNAL STAFF

Three state senators from eastern Washington — Jeff Holy, Mike Padden and Shelly Short — have introduced a bill that addresses guidance made in October by the state Department of Revenue on taxing concrete pumping companies.


Walmart to test $12-hour wages

Walmart says it's testing higher wages for new hourly positions at 500 of its U.S. stores as part of an overall strategy to better empower its staff.


Continental ups the size of Uptown apartment plan

By BRIAN MILLER

Continental Properties had its first design review about a year ago for apartments planned at 400 Queen Anne Ave. N. in the Uptown neighborhood.


Fana updates proposals for big Bellevue projects

By BRIAN MILLER

The developer is also looking to buy a Washington Square site, where it intends to build a 20-story office tower.



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