Credit unions campaign to preserve tax-exempt status

Filed on 29. Sep, 2013 in Features

By Christina Harper The (Everett) Herald Business Journal The Credit Union National Association has launched a grass-roots campaign encouraging its 96 million members throughout the United States to contact Congress in a bid deter the removal of credit unions’ not-for-profit tax status. In 1934, Congress passed the Federal Credit Union Act allowing not-for-profit credit unions [...]

Jobs Report: Whatcom’s unemployment dips to 6.5 percent

Filed on 25. Sep, 2013 in Features

Jobs Report: Whatcom’s unemployment dips to 6.5 percent

Continued private-sector job growth in August pushed Whatcom County’s unemployment level to its lowest point in 2013, according to the latest figures from the Washington State Employment Security Department. The county posted a 6.5 percent jobless rate in August 2013, according to initial estimates. That’s down from 7.7 percent in August 2012, and also a [...]

Contract dispute delays start of fall classes at BTC

Filed on 25. Sep, 2013 in Features

Instead of classrooms, faculty at Bellingham Technical College are spending their first week back at school in picket lines. The faculty’s union, the Bellingham Education Association, declared a strike on Tuesday, Sept. 24, the first scheduled day of fall classes at the college. Negotiations between the union and BTC administrators have so far failed to [...]

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