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Tacoma medical marijuana still in limbo

The city is currently reviewing new state legislation and hops to present local enforcement options to the city council at a study session on Aug. 4.

June 2015

TPA passes house, but with caveat

Trade Promotion Authority passed through the House of Representatives, but not in the manner that many Washington businesses with a stake in the global market had hoped.

June 2015

Governor announces subcabinet for JBLM drawdown

Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the formation of a Subcabinet on Military Downsizing to address possible military reductions in the state.

June 2015

Fife adopts new identify effort

City of Fife is rolling out a new branding effort after an investment of Lodging Tax collections seeking to attract more visitors and even residents to the community. Tacoma's JayRay firm helps create the program.

June 2015

Executives of note

There will be a new communications manager at City Hall in Olympia starting next month. Kellie Purce Baseth, currently dean of college relations at SPSCC, will replace the retiring Cathie Butler.

June 2015

Council votes to save Old City Hall

The Tacoma city council members have voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of Old City Hall for $4 million.

June 2015

Spring comes to east Mt. Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King announced today that visitors can drive to the Sunrise area on the east side of the mountain starting this Friday morning. Seasonal snow-clearing has been finished and flowers are blooming.

June 2015

Stericycle in Morton fined by Ecology

Stericycle, a medical waste disposal firm in Morton, has been ordered by Department of Ecology to stop accepting bio-waste until its resolves problems at its Lewis County facility. A company spokesperson said they are working to comply.

June 2015

TriWest clarifies South Sound growth

Veterans residing in the South Sound will have more access portals to reach their retiree-earned health care benefits, now that TriWest Healthcare has doubled the staffing at its Puyallup service center by adding more than 150 jobs this month.

June 2015

City departments accredited

National accreditation has been awarded to City of Tacoma Public Works and Environmental Services departments.

June 2015
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