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Tumwater has new focus on priorities

Tumwater will have a new assistant city administrator starting Nov. 1 to focus on the brewery development project, communications and engagement. Heidi Behrends Cerniwey was named to the post today.

October 2014

Inslee says more revenue needed

Gov. Jay Inslee told Tacoma #8 Rotarians today that next year’s Legislature will have to face reality: If there is no new tax revenue found, there will be major reductions to essentially all “discretionary” programs.

October 2014

Kent Chamber continues B&O tax battle

Kent Chamber of Commerce leadership has renewed its opposition to city plans to increase the B&O tax rates next year and spend some of it on general fund activities.

October 2014

Carbon plan: NFIB sees 11,000 jobs lost

A small business advocacy group claimed today that 11,000 jobs would be lost, if Gov. Inslee's carbon reduction plan is implemented.

October 2014

Commissioner has advice on Medicare

State Insurance Commissioner offers advisers to answer Medicare "open enrollment" questions. Annual window to make changes begins Oct. 15th.

October 2014

Tacoma postal facility targeted to close

Tacoma’s Processing & Distribution Center is again on the list of 80 such facilities identified as scheduled to close. Apparently, its mail handling will be done in Seattle starting in January.

October 2014

Ports will meet Tuesday to vote on pact

Commissioners from the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle have a special joint meeting scheduled for next Tuesday (Oct. 14) at 10 a.m. to take public comment, then vote on the proposed creation of a joint maritime terminal configuration.

October 2014

State settles lawsuit against Extendicare

Eleven health care facilities in Washington operated by the national chain, Extendicare, are linked to a multi-state $28 million civil settlement announced today. This state will see about $1 million.

October 2014

Sumner industrial spill in June draws fine

The state Ecology Department has issued a $23,000 fine to Fleischmann's Vinegar for an industrial spill at its Sumner plant in June.

October 2014

PC TV: ‘Tops in the nation’

Pierce County TV's weekly newscast was named tops in the nation last week by a national industry group's Government Programming Awards.

October 2014
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