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Strong July job growth improves outlook

Washington economy added 10,800 net new jobs in July, double the 5,300 expected in the state's official forecast. Along with other positive news, there is a slight boost in forecast tax collections going forward.

August 2014

Q1 taxable retail sales up 4.9%

Washington state’s taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014 (January 1-March 31), recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period of 2013.

August 2014

Statewide burn ban issued

State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding its current statewide burn ban to cover all outdoor burning on all DNR-protected lands, with no exceptions, the agency announced today.

August 2014

Tuesday discussion on womens’ pay

Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., will lead a discussion next Tuesday on the disparity between women's pay and what men generally receive. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at Fort Steilacoom campus of Pierce College.

August 2014

Econ devel pro added in FedWay

Federal Way's mayor has selected a veteran economic development professional from California to be the first such department leader for the city. City Council confirmation will be considered Aug. 12.

August 2014

Washington 4th best on new health coverage

Washington state is showing the fourth best improvement rate for reducing the number of residents without health care coverage, according to a report today from Gallup.

August 2014

Save for future, youth advocate: 40 Under Forty

Advocacy is a common trait for today's two "40 Under Forty" honorees. Jessica Ludwig helps Pierce County save resources and Korbett Mosesly helps greater Tacoma engage members of the next generation in their community.

August 2014

Sunken ship gone, recovery of costs next

The state Attorney General's Office will continue to pursue financial recovery from the parties responsible for clean-up of a 167-foot vessel that's been underwater in Tacoma's Hylebos Waterway since January 2013.

August 2014

Puyallup prime, a Patriot building : 40 Under Forty

Today's spotlighted "40 Under Forty" honorees are a petite city official from Puyallup who stars in roller derby and a former Army combat leader who leads his own successful firm building the community's future.

August 2014

Washington #1 for work preps

Washington state is ranked first in efforts to prepare Medicaid clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities for competitive employment, according to a 2014 report from United Cerebral Palsy.

August 2014
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