Archive of: Government

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‘Sustainability’ to be featured Saturday

Living and working more sustainably is the focus of an annual Tacoma event this coming weekend.

February 2017

Port’s bond rating improves

The fiscal management by Port of Olympia has impressed investment advisors to the point that they have raised the credit rating on bonds.

February 2017

Executive moves of note

Newly announced executive leaders are named for several organizations in the South Sound.

February 2017

City of Tacoma credit rating improves

Paying close attention to fiscal matters is being credited by Tacoma municipal financiers for an improved rating on outstanding bonds owed by the City.

February 2017

Analysts say commute times will drop

Thanks to more funding provided by voters and vehicle owners, the experts are predicting that commuting times in the Puget Sound region will be improving in the years ahead.

February 2017

Sound Transit riders up, ST taxes, too

Regional transportation operators report almost one-quarter more passengers rode Sound Transit vehicles last year than in 2015. And much higher taxes are now being collected to expand the system.

February 2017

Auburn companies move to ‘healthiest’ city

Merchants and other businesses in Auburn are joing with city leaders to sponsor tomorrow's Healthy Auburn Resource Expo.

February 2017

Ecology levies $380,900 in fines last quarter

Almost $400,000 in penalties for environmental infractions last quarter came from the state Department of Ecology.

February 2017

NFIB seeks to kill I-1433 ‘sick leave’

Small business representatives, retailers and some farm industry organizations are challenging the state mandate for all employers to pay sick leave starting Jan. 1, 2018.

February 2017

Paid sick leave rules developing

Election results decided that all workers in Washington are entitled to get paid sick leave, but it is up to the rule-making process at state Dept. of Labor & Industries to translate that mandate into specifics the employers can put in place.

February 2017
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