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Fed Way’s top biz recycler: Weyerhaeuser

City of Federal Way has named Weyerhaeuser the business recycler of the year for 2013

March 2014

South Sound VA leader at White House

Mary Johanna Forbes, assistant director for Veterans Services for the State Department of Veterans Affairs, will be honored in a ceremony at the White House tomorrow.

March 2014

Tacoma looks outside city for guidance

Six firms are finalists in a City of Tacoma competition to select a firm to lead citywide strategic planning.

March 2014

Tweaks on state employees’ health plans

Two significant changes were announced today for government employees whose health insurance is provided by the state Public Employees Benefits Board program. And both include possible cost increases.

February 2014

Fed Way mayor proposes finance director

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell has selected Adé Ariwoola as his choice to be the city’s new finance director. The City Council will be asked to confirm the choice at its meeting next week.

February 2014

Thurston leaders honored by 400

A record crowd of 400 gathered in Olympia Wednesday evening for the 13th annual Distinguished Leader Awards program, honoring a long-time state lawmaker, a school superintendent and bank executive.

February 2014

Wednesday is Small Biz Day in Olympia

Small business representatives are planning to cover the Legislature Building this Wednesday in a lobbying effort organized by NFIB, the National Federation of Independent Business, Washington state.

February 2014

Pierce is second for Medicaid enrollments

New detailed enrollment reports from the state Health Care Authority show Pierce County had 63,672 residents enrolled in Apple Health, the state program to provide low- or no-cost health coverage.

February 2014

Local landscaper charged as L&I cheat

A Pierce County landscaper has been charged with failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance after one of his employees was injured on the job.

February 2014

Legislators face deadline Tuesday, despite ‘holiday’

One week beyond the midway point of a 60-day short session of Washington State Legislature, members of the House and Senate are pushing through consideration of proposed new laws. They are working despite the rest of government being closed for Presidents’ Day holiday.

February 2014
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