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Oly performance center to close for repairs

Needed mechanical repairs will require an extended summer closure for Olympia's Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

June 2017

Ex-Congressman worries about future

Long-time South Sound U.S. Representative Norm Dicks is dismayed over what's happening today in the nation's capital, he tells local community leaders.

June 2017

New SBA advocate named

The Trump administration is beginning to fill out political appointments at federal agencies, including the U.S. Small Business Administration.

June 2017

Tacoma moves to align ‘sick leave’ laws

Tacoma was an early adopter of paid sick leave, but it is now working to align its local rules with a new state law on the same subject. Employers will be affected by the changes.

June 2017

State regulator fines movers

Unregistered moving companies operating locally, including two with Auburn and Kent bases of operation, have been fined by the state.

June 2017

Pierce Transit pays $105k for not re-hiring

A returning military member was not rehired by Pierce Transit, which will now pay for lost earnings and benefits under a settlement reached with federal law enforcement.

June 2017

‘Special’ session #2 starts today

Businesses within Washington state still don't know what new taxes or tax rates might face them over the next two years. Legislators in Olympia are beginning another 30 days effort to agree on a two-year budget and how to pay for it.

May 2017

Gig Harbor plan update fully certified

"Full certification" has been awarded to Gig Harbor's comprehensive plan update by the regional review authority.

May 2017

$51,900 fine for King Co. movers

State regulators today announced a penalty against one moving company operating throughout King County for drivers qualification and equipment violations.

May 2017

State $$ to Port of Chehalis

Washington's Department of Commerce has signed on as a funding partner for new development in planning by Lewis County economic development interests.

May 2017
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