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Pierce County hires demolition firm

Demolition crews will be working for a month or so to remove the 911 Building, across the street from Pierce County's County City Building in downtown Tacoma. The century-plus old structure was deemed unsafe to occupy last year.

November 2014

State's new tool for exiting military jobseekers

State WorkSource program unveils new online tool for veterans to translate their military occupation codes into civilian positions, but the resource cannot be easily found (yet) on the government website.

November 2014

Good, bad news on Port of Tacoma budget

Tacoma port commissioners are scheduled to hear a detailed presentation on the staff-proposed budget for 2015 this Thursday. It includes a five-year capital improvement plan of $205 million, without any huge new project or terminal customer.

November 2014

State reports Q2 retail sales growth

Total Retail Sales in Washington state grew 6.8 percent in this year's second quarter, compared to the same period of 2013. Individual county markets, however, varied from that with South Sound's small areas growing faster, while Tacoma and Olympia trailed the state.

November 2014

From BE: Manufacturing, Sick Leave & Restaurants

The new Business Examiner bi-weekly edition highlights Manufacturing, Sick Leave requirements and Restaurants Revitalizing Themselves, among many other stories.

November 2014

Federal $$ allocated to FWay vets housing

The project to create 45 living units in Federal Way for homeless veterans and their families has gained a financial commitment from the federal Housing and Urban Development agency. Construction on the $13 million project should start next month.

November 2014

Little change in new state revenue forecast

Updated data sets did little to change the new quarterly forecast of state revenues and tax collections released today by Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic Forecast and Revenue Council.

November 2014

Massage -- prostitution raid in Fife

Detectives from four South Sound police agencies joined yesterday to raid three separate massage therapy locations in Fife's commercial center, and they arrested seven women on prostitution or unlicensed massage charges.

November 2014

Port Commission to consider budget

Tacoma port commissioners will hold a hearing on its draft 2015 budget this Thursday afternoon. Later, they will join Port of Seattle Commissioners at Gig Harbor City Hall to discuss the proposed Seaport Alliance.

November 2014

State regulators raise oil train concerns

Washington state utilities regulators have a list of comments for the environmental impact assessment of that proposed oil terminal at Port of Grays Harbor.

November 2014
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