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Mount Rainier Park needs $300M catch-up

National Park Service's budget request to Congress includes $298.3 million to catch up on deferred maintenance items at Mount Rainier National Park. This would be in addition to the normal operating budget.

March 2015

Health exchange’s tally, 72 SHOP employers

After the second open enrollment period closed, 165-thousand Washingtonians -- and 72 employers -- have bought qualified health plan coverage through the state Healthplanfinder exchange.

March 2015

Military-to-civilian transition extended

Federal funding has been extended to continue a jobs training program for individuals leaving military service at JBLM and heading into civilian jobs.

March 2015

Tacoma Mayor pushes 'fast track' trade bill

Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Puyallup-based Northwest Door owner Jeff Hohman were part of a press conference this afternoon to help promote "fast track" trade legislation in the U.S. Congress.

March 2015

Executives of note March 17

Several organizations have named new executive appointments this month, including St. Martin's University, City of Federal Way, state Attorney General, and Coldwell Banker Commercial Offenbecher Real Estate.

March 2015

South Sounders protest, support aerospace tax bill

Chris Green, vice president of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County, is concerned the damage that could be done by House Bill 2147, which calls for conditions to be placed on aerospace tax credits.

March 2015

Auburn legislator wants to ban Palcohol

Pam Roach, R-Auburn, announced today that she is seeking a total ban on powdered alcohol, or Palcohol, in Washington state.

March 2015

In-migration to Wash. sets records

More new residents came to Washington state in the past 12 months than in any year before, according to driver license data from the state Department of Licensing.

March 2015

$15 wage drive moves to Olympia

Organized labor and low-wage workers will rally in Olympia for a march to City Hall, where they will urge passage of a $15 per hour minimum wage for all employers in the capital city.

March 2015

One step closer to new medical school

Creation of a second medical school in Washington moved a step closer with this week's actions by the state Senate and House to eliminate a 1917 restriction that guaranteed UW would be the only producer of medical doctors.

March 2015
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