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Two stories of note for Washington drivers


“Washington Supreme Court: Turn signals are always required to turn and change lanes”

“The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that drivers must use their signal every time they turn or change lanes on a roadway.

“Thursday’s [Dec. 26] ruling reverses a Court of Appeals ruling that said a signal is required only when public safety is affected. The high court ruled that the plain language of the law requires drivers ‘to ensure turns and lane changes are done safely and with an appropriate turn signal,'” quoting the Associated Press. Read more

“Oregon-based Les Schwab tire company looking for a buyer”

“Les Schwab, the Bend [Oregon] tire powerhouse known for its customer service, company culture and — once — its fierce commitment to keeping the business in the family, is considering a sale.

“The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the privately held company on Tuesday [Dec. 24] confirmed it had hired hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer. It didn’t disclose a potential buyer or expected price tag.

“Bloomberg News reported earlier that the company expected it could fetch a price of at least $3 billion. The report, attributed to people with knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified because of the deal’s privacy, said that the company is working with an adviser as it weighs alternatives including divesting its real estate portfolio.

“It’s a historic, and surprising, move for the business. Long after Les Schwab founded his eponymous company in 1952, he made it clear that he had no interest in passing control of the company to anyone outside his family,”.

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Posted by Steve on December 27, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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