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Olympia may take first step to block major housing development

The Olympia City Council could prevent development on a 74-acre plot of land and create the city's fourth largest park, if everything goes according to plan.

July 2015

Council sends $12 minimum wage to ballot

On Tuesday, July 14 the Tacoma City Council passed a proposal to put a $12 minimum wage on the ballot, 7-1. Councilmember David Boe cast the lone no vote.

July 2015

40 Under Forty: A nurse and a business exec ‘caring’ for others

Two doctoral studies students are members of 2015 "40 Under Forty" class. Public health advocate and nurse Jamilia Sherls and experienced business security manager Judd Johnson each are making significant impacts on their community.

July 2015

Council to consider minimum wage proposal

According to the proposed ballot measure, which will be considered by the Tacoma City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, the minimum wage would raise to $12 by Jan. 2018.

July 2015

UWT gets funding for one last building renovation

The 2015-2016 capital budget includes $16 million to fund the renovation of the Tacoma Paper and Stationery building.

July 2015

City council could look at keeping Click!

Tacoma Public Utilities Boardmember Bryan Flint presented an alternative option: having the city go all in and competing with local Internet service providers.

July 2015

Kreidler overturned on association plans

Association health plans have new hope under Washington Healthplanfinder exchange review. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler will not appeal a decision that reverses his prior position.

July 2015

Construction licensing sting nabs violators

Unregistered construction work found in L&I "surprise sweeps" around state and nation. Offenders discovered by L&I in Olympia area, Kennewick, Bellevue-Redmond and Vancouver.

July 2015

New federal over-time pay rules proposed

New federal wage rules proposed today would expand over-time pay to all workers earning less than $47,892 per year. We have links to the documents outlining the proposed increase in this article.

June 2015

Oly labor rally off, Tacoma still on

State government workers have called off tomorrow's planned labor union rally now that the Legislature adopted a budget assuring their pay raises. Community backers of $15 minimum wage, on the other hand, will take to downtown Tacoma streets this afternoon.

June 2015
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