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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

State Auditor can't find econ. dev. results

Auditor says measuring results from economic development efforts is "virtually impossible," at least as regards local affiliates of state program.

October 2014

Family farm-biz vet joins PS Partnership

The retired chairman of the board for Wilcox Family Farms in Roy has been named to the governing body of Puget Sound Partnership, a governmental unit charged with mobilizing the cleanup of the waters.

October 2014

State liquor cops are tops

Washington State Liquor Control Board's Enforcement Division was recognized today by as the national Liquor Law Enforcement Agency of the Year.

October 2014

State fish consumption rule draft revealed

State Ecology officials have released a draft water pollution rule that assumes each Washington resident eats one helping of fish every day. That may greatly increase required clean-up costs.

September 2014
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