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One step closer to new medical school

Creation of a second medical school in Washington moved a step closer with this week's actions by the state Senate and House to eliminate a 1917 restriction that guaranteed UW would be the only producer of medical doctors.

March 2015

Tacoma, Seattle Ports to meet tomorrow

Port of Tacoma commissioners and their counterparts from Seattle will be meeting tomorrow at SeaTac Airport, but the public will be included only in the first one hour of the all morning session.

March 2015

Insurance disciplinary fines announced

Failures to abide by state rules and regulations governing the insurance industry brought $10,500 in fines during February and two license revocations, according to an announcement today in Olympia.

March 2015

Fine, sanctions for Olympia moving firm

Olympia-based moving company agrees to pay $45,000 penalty for violating rules and regulations, then altering documents to conceal those mistakes from Utilities and Transportation Commission investigators.

March 2015

Today’s reactions to Transportation plan

As the state House of Representatives begins consideration of a $15 billion transportation package passed yesterday by the Senate, voices are being heard from Labor and metro-Seattle solons that call for significant modifications.

March 2015

State Senate moves Transportation plan

Repairs and expansions may be coming to Washington state highways, ferries and other transportation infrastructure after today's votes by the State Senate. A $15 billion package will now be considered by the House of Representatives.

March 2015

Oil transport study finalized today

The state legislature today received the final recommendations from the state Department of Ecology for a new state policy on oil transportation.

March 2015

New count of insured state residents

State residents without health insurance coverage drops after the recent Open Enrollment window, and most counties shared in the improvement.

February 2015

State exports set record in 2014

Export trade from Washington set a new record in 2014 of $90.6 billion, led by Transportation Equipment, Agricultural Products and Petroleum & Coal shipments. The federal government believes this data supports its move to expand trade agreements with other countries.

February 2015

State tech firms going to Spain

Representatives from 18 Washington-based companies in the mobile technologies sector will be in Barcelona, Spain, for the Mobile World Congress.

February 2015
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