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Final vote tomorrow on ports Alliance

Port commissioners from Tacoma and Seattle will meet on Tuesday at Federal Way City Hall to execute the final agreements to create Seaport Alliance, a joint operation for the maritime business units of each.

August 2015

Ecology monitoring Puget Sound

Unseasonably warm temperatures and our continuing lack of rainfall are causing negative impacts on marine life and natural water flushing effects in Puget Sound. Scientists from the state Ecology department are monitoring.

July 2015

Female patients forbidden for Tacoma doc

In action announced today, a Tacoma physician has been restricted from seeing female patients pending resolution of charges that he engaged in sexual misconduct with one.

July 2015

Sanctions placed against local dentist

State Health Department authorities have restricted the operating privileges of a Puyallup dentist after she didn't properly monitor sedated patients.

July 2015

Insurance frauds charged locally

Two Pierce County residents have been charged in separate cases of insurance fraud after investigations by agents of the state Insurance Commissioner's office.

July 2015

Second 2015 penalty for Emerald

Employee error is cited as the cause of two hazardous waste spills on consecutive days last December at Tacoma's Emerald Services Inc. A $99,000 penalty was announced today by the state Department of Ecology.

July 2015

‘Battle of the Buildings’ is on

Fred Meyer and QFC grocery stores are joining a competition nationwide to bring more energy efficiency to commercial and retail buildings, as well as government structures. EPA is promoting this 'Battle of the Buildings.'

July 2015

Pierce County issues warning to illegal pot shops

The Pierce County Marijuana Enforcement Policy Task Force started issuing letters of intent to marijuana shops, declaring they must legalize or shut down entirely by July 1, 2016.

July 2015

Reseller permits available 'on demand'

State tax collection officials have a new 'customer friendly' website feature that allows instant access to prior-approved reseller permits.

July 2015

Trade, climate top union meeting

Members of labor unions from across Washington met this weekend in SeaTac -- birthplace of the state's $15 minimum wage movement -- and heard about Trade Agreements and Climate Change.

July 2015
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