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WASHINGTON — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.

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YAKIMA, Wash. — Editor Bob Crider has been named publisher of the Yakima Herald-Republic, the newspaper’s parent company, The Seattle Times, announced Tuesday.

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SEATTLE, Wash. -- Costco’s switch from American Express to Visa is being pushed back to this summer.Costco Wholesale had previously announced that the switch to the only credit card it will accept in its U.S. stores would happen in April.It’s now saying that transition will happen in June or…

A bill headed for President Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep p…

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  • Washington State University

Hans Van Dongen knows exactly how critical shut-eye is to human health. He directs one of the most advanced sleep and performance research centers in the world and has led major sleep studies for the U.S. military, the Department of Transportation and the airline industry, among others. Read more

BOLDType is a new magazine inserted in the Yakima Herald-Republic on Friday, November 20th. Click the photo to take a look.

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