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‘Hands off our unions,’ members say

A large crowd of labor union members packed a legislative hearing room this week to speak against proposed "Right-to-Work" legislation being considered by the Senate.

February 2017

State proud of ‘Good To Go’ results

More and more cars and trucks are paying to travel the state's highways and toll bridges, bringing a big increase in collections. Tacoma Narrows take is up about 12 percent year-over-year.

February 2017

Legislature addresses labor this week

Committees of the state legislature are studying proposals focused on government workers this week, drawing a daily visit from union representatives.

February 2017

Last chance for state Obamacare sign-up

Only one day remains for Washingtonians to buy 2017 health insurance coverage through the state's Exchange marketplace.

January 2017

New bankruptcy judge in Tacoma

A long-time attorney practicing in business law and bankruptcy matters, who graduated from UPS Law School, will begin serving in Tacoma's federal courthouse on Wednesday.

January 2017

State senator headed to Trump team

GOP leadership in the state Senate seems assured, even after today's resignation by Sen. Brian Dansel to take a new position with the federal Department of Agriculture.

January 2017

Tax filings open today, per IRS

Federal tax collectors and processors began running individual tax returns on schedule, according to an announcement today. And this year's deadlines are later than the normal April 15th date.

January 2017

Water partnership group honored

A regional cooperation for managing water supplies serving Central and South Puget Sound communities earned a national award for its work.

January 2017
Motel fire this morning in Olympia

Motel fire this morning in Olympia

Two units in one building at an east Olympia motel were damaged this morning by fire of an unknown origin.

January 2017

Jobless benefits claims still a slog

Customer service personnel at the state's unemployment benefits agency say progress is being made to get a new online processing system working well.

January 2017
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