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Business & Economy

Ahmad Ghabboun on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Everett, Wash. CREDIT: Jovelle Tamayo for ProPublica

He Made A Minor Mistake On An Unemployment Form. Now Washington Wants $15,000 From Him

Ahmad Ghabboun, 31, and his wife, who was laid off from the beauty department of Nordstrom’s, relied on their combined unemployment benefits to cover their $1,800 rent, the $200 monthly payment on Ghabboun’s car, and various bills, not to mention the costs of preparing for their first child: Ghabboun’s wife was six months pregnant when he received the alert claiming he owed nearly $15,000. Continue Reading He Made A Minor Mistake On An Unemployment Form. Now Washington Wants $15,000 From Him

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A Redfin "for sale" sign stands in front of a house Oct. 28, 2020, in Seattle. Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and sellers in minority communities, a type of "digital redlining" that has depressed home values and exacerbated historic injustice in the housing market. CREDIT: Elaine Thompson/AP

Lawsuit: Fair Housing Groups Say Seattle-Based Redfin ‘Redlines’ Minority Communities

In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, the organizations said that during a two-year investigation they documented the effect of Redfin’s “minimum price policy,” which requires homes to be listed for certain prices to reap the benefits of Redfin’s services. Continue Reading Lawsuit: Fair Housing Groups Say Seattle-Based Redfin ‘Redlines’ Minority Communities

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Professional initiative sponsor Tim Eyman, right, holds a photo from his first successful $30 car tabs initiative in 1999. Eyman says he has collected almost enough signatures to qualify a 2019 car tabs rollback initiative to the 2019 Legislature. CREDIT: AUSTIN JENKINS/N3

Washington Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down I-976, Tim Eyman’s $30 Car Tab Initiative

On Thursday, the state Supreme Court struck down Initiative 976, a measure Washington voters approved last November to reduce the cost of annual vehicle licensing fees. The measure has been on hold for nearly a year as legal challenges worked their way through the court system. Continue Reading Washington Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down I-976, Tim Eyman’s $30 Car Tab Initiative

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