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‘Let the budget battle begin …’

As they head toward a projected adjournment in about a month, state legislators now have three widely divergent budget proposals to consider, following House Democrats's plan for new taxes and higher spending released today.

March 2017

Industrial explosion in Pacific kills one

Some sort of explosion before noon today took the life of a male worker at a small South King County industrial business.

March 2017

WA Secretary of State battling cancer

The state's top elections officer and administrator of many official functions related to businessed announced today that she is beginning a battle against cancer, calling her disease "curable," in the words of her doctors.

March 2017

New UTC member confirmed

Gov. Jay Inslee's nomination of a long-time aide to a new six-year term as a member of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has been confirmed by legislators.

March 2017

Tacoma becoming attractive to investors

Ever more new and expensive office construction in downtown Seattle and its suburbs has some real estate investors looking to surrounding markets for opportunity.

March 2017

World Trade Center confirms handoff to Chamber

An email from World Trade Center Tacoma this week confirmed the organization’s operational handoff to the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, informing recipients that the two groups had signed a letter of intent for an interim management agreement.

March 2017

Pierce communities 'tax friendly' for retirees

Financial technology company Smart Asset’s third annual study on the most tax friendly places for retirees, and a pair of small Pierce County communities made the top 10.

March 2017

DuPont ‘Intel Bldg’ to be demolished

DuPont technology center to become warehouse and distribution facility under new proposal. One-time Intel Corporate Park never fulfilled its promise.

March 2017

Washington is sixth 'most innovative' state

Deep budget cuts proposed by the GOP-led federal government to research and development prompted an analysis of 2017’s “most and least innovative states” by finance website WalletHub, with Washington scoring high in the study.

March 2017

New member appointed to area hospital district board

Gayle Weston is the newest member of Public Hospital District No. 1, replacing the recently retired Nancy Trucksess.

March 2017
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