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Building products prices firm at year's end

The costs of construction measured by prices of input products ended 2016 up slightly more than 2 percent, largely due to rising costs for anything petroleum based.

January 2017

New leaders for Mason County healthcare

With the new year comes new leadership at many local organizations, like the governing board for Shelton's Public Hospital District No. 1.

January 2017
Motel fire this morning in Olympia

Motel fire this morning in Olympia

Two units in one building at an east Olympia motel were damaged this morning by fire of an unknown origin.

January 2017

Jobless benefits claims still a slog

Customer service personnel at the state's unemployment benefits agency say progress is being made to get a new online processing system working well.

January 2017

Amazon will hire 100k more by 2018

The world's largest retailer will get even bigger in the next year-and-a-half, as Amazon plans to hire 100,000 additional employees over 18 months.

January 2017

Absher begins work at Northgate

The latest phase of light rail transit expansion in King County will be built by a South Sound construction firm. Ground-breaking was today at Northgate.

January 2017

More honors to UPS

Measuring student success and learning to the test, a new compilation of liberal arts colleges includes Puget Sound in Tacoma at No. 59.

January 2017

Group Health sale approved

Healthcare cooperative members will be trading in their cards for new Kaiser credentials soon, following approval today for the sale of Group Health.

January 2017

New auto giant coming to Puyallup

The South (and north) Sound will have new competition for used car sales by March, as CarMax opens its two newest dealer lots. Hiring is underway now.

January 2017

New industrial building coming to Kent

CenterPoint, an industrial real estate firm based in Oak Brook, Ill., plans to start construction in early February on a 223,800-square-foot industrial building on 11.9 acres of land at 26600 72nd Ave. S. in Kent, providing future tenants with easy access to Highway 167 and 277th Street.

January 2017
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