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Age brings lower pay and inequity for women

May 24th, 2018 | By

Earnings for female and male full-time workers tend to increase with age, though earnings increase more slowly after age 45 and even decrease after age 55, according to a new report on gender pay equity nationally and in Washington. The report finds that gender pay gap also grows with age, and differences among older workers
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COMMENTARY: Social Security thanks military heroes on Memorial Day and year-round

May 24th, 2018 | By
COMMENTARY: Social Security thanks military heroes on Memorial Day and year-round

On Memorial Day, we honor service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security acknowledges the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives to protect our country. Part of how we honor these heroes is the way we provide Social Security benefits.
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State pensioners get cost-of-living boost

May 17th, 2018 | By

About 72,000 retired Washington public employees and teachers will receive a cost-of-living adjustment in their pensions as a result of new state legislation. Senate Bill 6340, approved by the Legislature and signed into law March 21 by Governor Jay Inslee, gives retirees in Plan 1 of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) or the Teachers’
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Library making decisions on funding and services

May 9th, 2018 | By
Library making decisions on funding and services

The Pierce County Library System is asking citizens what they want from it as it goes about the job of prioritizing library services while dealing with a tight budget. The public’s thoughts were invited at open houses at library branches countywide in February. Input was also accepted via an online survey through March 10. A
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