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Providence, Fairfax file for new hospital

The second formal application to create a new hospital providing mental health care in Thurston County is now filed with the state.

July 2016

Pierce Exec McCarthy strikes down pot ban attempt

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has vetoed an ordinance representing a County Council attempt to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses.

June 2016

Nat’l award to Tacoma proprietor

Small business owner in Tacoma receives a national recognition for his work to arrive at a compromise raise to Tacoma's minimum wage.

June 2016

Audit report on Health Benefit Exchange

State audit professionals today released a review of the Health Benefit Exchange that find the system under-funded, but generally operating efficiently.

June 2016

Storman’s Pharmacy case declined by SCOTUS

Justices at the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to consider the case of pharmacists at Ralph's Thriftway in Olympia, who object to dispensing abortion drugs on religious grounds.

June 2016

Tacoma attorney named to state board

A Tacoma attorney who serve two terms as a trustee of Tacoma Community College has now been appointed to the state governing board for all community and technical colleges.

June 2016

State employee negotiations begin

As contract negotiations begin preliminary rounds today and tomorrow near the state capital, union advocates are engaging their members to raise awareness of their calls for pay raises.

June 2016

Obama to Seattle Friday for Inslee

Business-related traffic on Friday in the Seattle area will likely by snarled by a visit by POTUS after Air Force One lands at Boeing Field.

June 2016

Unions claim victory at Green River CC

Union proclaims victory, pledges cooperation, after the resignation of Green River Community College president.

June 2016

Wash. state exceeds national economy

By several measures, the Washington state economy is performing better than national reports through the spring months, according to an update today from state forecasters.

June 2016
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