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Construction error to cost Scarsella Bros. $36k

A Puget Sound construction company will pay a penalty of $12,000 for illegally decommissioning groundwater monitoring wells in Kent and Auburn, putting groundwater at risk of contamination from polluted surface water runoff.

August 2014

$150 million in claims against Ruston

Point Ruston LLC, the developer building out the former Asarco smelter Superfund site on Commencement Bay’s waterfront, has filed notices of claims totaling more than $150 million against the City of Ruston.

August 2014

High court decides against state employees

Washington’s Supreme Court ruled today unanimously for the State in two important pension cases. And the union that represents teachers, which had led the court challenge, was quick to decry the rulings.

August 2014

Missing stormwater reports bring fines

Three South Sound businesses made the Department of Ecology’s list of 14 violators of the state requirement to submit stormwater monitoring reports for three or more consecutive quarters.

August 2014

Successful seats, military exits: 40 Under Forty

Putting a Ph.D. in psychology to work in a seating manufacturing business and helping military members find their next careers are today's two stories of "40 Under Forty."

August 2014

Two lawyers, leading others: 40 Under Forty

Bethel school board member Amy Pivetta Hoffman and policy advisor to the governor RaShelle Davis are both attorneys using their background in working to improve the lives of others.

August 2014

Sick Leave drive in Tacoma

City of Tacoma Human Rights Commissioners will attend a community meeting this Thursday evening to hear what advocacy group Healthy Tacoma believes are benefits of a paid sick days ordinance.

August 2014

Mason Co. chiropractor suspended

Mason County chiropractor Norman Collins has seen his license to practice immediately suspended on charges of diverting medications for personal use.

August 2014

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
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