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GSA to stay in Auburn, downsize

Plans announced last year that might have seen the federal government GSA complex in Auburn be totally vacated are now being revised to have some General Services Administration activity remain on less than half the current property footprint.

May 2016
Green River college faculty on strike

Green River college faculty on strike

Administrators at Green River Community College have not said how classes are being affected by today's beginning of a three-day strike by faculty members and instructors. Union officials planned to have picket lines at both Auburn campuses as well as at Kent Station and in Enumclaw.

May 2016

Health insurance rates going up in 2017

As almost all small business health plans are pulling out of Washington's Exchange next year, details of new pricing proposed for individual coverage plans announced today may have new importance to employers.

May 2016

Washington Retail Association endorses Bryant for governor

Former Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant’s gubernatorial campaign has garnered an endorsement from the Washington Retail Association in Olympia.

May 2016

Thurston County looking for opinions on plastic bag ban

Thurston County wants business owners to opine on the effects of the plastic bag ban passed in July of 2014, via an online survey.

May 2016

PTAC sets record for helping businesses get government contracts

The Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center, which is run through Thurston Economic Development Council in Lacey, had a record year in 2015.

May 2016

Taxable sales hit $135B in 2015 for state

Strong sales in general retail sales, including vehicles and construction, pushed total tax collections above $135 billion last year, according to a state report today.

May 2016

Construction deaths prompt ‘stand-down’

Half a dozen construction workers die from falls on average each year, and two have been killed already in 2016. The accidents are prompting government safety officials to encourage "safety stand-downs" be held this week by construction companies.

May 2016

Local contractors fined for digging

Five contractors in Washington state have been sanctioned by the state for digging before underground utilities had been located. Two of the offenders are based in Pierce County.

April 2016

Pierce County residents vote no on property taxes, marijuana

Pierce County residents were not in a giving mood during the special election yesterday, as only one ballot measure raising property taxes passed.

April 2016
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