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Vaping group files lawsuit against Health Department

The Pink Lung Brigade, a pro-vaping business association, is suing the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department concerning recently enacted e-cigarette regulations.

January 2016

Permit extended for LRI Landfill

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, extended the Graham landfill’s solid waste permit from 10 years to the remaining operational phase of the landfill.

January 2016

New initiative calls for statewide $13.50 minimum wage

Today, a citizen coalition called “Raise Up Washington” filed an initiative proposal at the Office of Secretary of State, calling for a $13.50 minimum wage over four years and expanded paid sick leave.

January 2016

Tacoma considering moratorium on new marijuana uses

If enacted, the moratorium would last for six months or until the city’s marijuana-related regulations are updated.

January 2016

Proposed rule would make businesses curb carbon pollution

The rule would require organizations responsible for 100,000 metric tons or more of greenhouses gases to reduce their carbon emissions by five percent every three years.

January 2016

WSLCB tweaks draft rules for marijuana alignment

The rules, which would take effect March 24 if passed, will be used to align the medical marijuana market and the recreational market, per legislation passed during the 2015 legislature.

January 2016

Insurance enforcement actions

Insurance investigators conclude case against Sumner agent accused of fraud with guilty plea.

December 2015

Ecology levies fine for muddy water

An alleged failure to abide by construction industry practices put muddy runoff into the White River at Sumner on at least four occasions this year, bring a penalty assessment against the developer.

December 2015

City of Tacoma awards $50,000 to arts projects

The awardees represent a cross-section of music, dance, theater, literary, visual, film, cross-disciplinary and cultural arts. Funding for each project ranges from $1,000 to $5,000.

December 2015

Group submitting signatures for carbon tax initiative

The Office of Secretary of State said its Elections Division has been notified that Carbon Washington will submit signatures tomorrow, Dec. 30, 12 p.m. at the Elections Division Office

December 2015
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