Defense Department task force recommends merging military commissaries and exchanges to save money. Army, Navy and Marines agree but offer criticisms, including that plan might affect shopping benefit.
Retailers look to close or re-evaluate the way they do business in 2019, writes columnist Bill Virgin. Internet sales, rent and labor costs are changing the fortunes of companies like Shopko, Macy’s and Gymboree.
The book Ron Magden co-authored was essential reading for those hoping to understand Tacoma’s maritime heritage, its labor history and how the region’s ports, especially Tacoma’s, wound up looking like they do now.
The lower-than-expected switch to the military’s Blended Retirement System defied forecasting tools relied on by the Department of Defense, and earlier by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, to project budget savings from the new plan.
Saving and investments aren’t the only factors to financial security in retirement. Tax strategies should take into account not only IRAs and 401(k) accounts, but also Social Security and other income sources.
Democrats warned that if VA embraces the vision Trump espouses, it will drive the cost of VA-run community care programs so high as to put the VA medical centers and clinics at risk. In effect it would achieve what advocates for privatizing VA health care have sought for years.
For the second consecutive season, the 4A NPSL champion Chargers got to lift the bidistrict trophy following a double-digit win over 4A SPSL champion Bellarmine Prep, upending the Lions late for a 75-64 win.