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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

Denise McCluskey: Woman of Influence

As Mayor of University Place and a manager of foreign language training at JBLM, Denise McCluskey is noted as a collaborative leader, and now she's also a 2014 Woman of Influence.

October 2014

New Equity & Human Rights office in Tacoma

Tacoma's city manager has created a new Office of Equity and Human Rights to further an initiative that was identified as the City Council’s top priority in 2014.

October 2014

Roof Doctor cited by L&I for ‘malpractice’

State safety inspectors from Department of Labor & Industries have issued citations with up to $219,600 in potential penalties against The Roof Doctor Inc., a South Sound contractor.

October 2014
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