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  • Sales tax receipts up in all sectors of state’s economy

    OLYMPIA – Taxes collected from all retail sales grew by 5 percent in Washington last year, the biggest jump from one year to the next since the recession began in …

  • Border booze business gets boost

    Washington voters probably didn’t intend it, but they gave at least a temporary economic boost to Idaho liquor stores when taking their state out of the booze business last year. …

  • Roll-your-own cigarettes put out by state, fed taxes

    About 16 months ago, Mohammad Khan at Spokane Cigar bought a roll-your-own cigarette machine that slowly but surely developed a following among his customers. By last month, it was producing …

  • Budget-patching soda tax starts today

    That six-pack of diet soda will cost an extra 12 cents starting today. It’s possible you won’t pay it, but someone will.