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State reports Q2 retail sales growth

Total Retail Sales in Washington state grew 6.8 percent in this year's second quarter, compared to the same period of 2013. Individual county markets, however, varied from that with South Sound's small areas growing faster, while Tacoma and Olympia trailed the state.

November 2014

From BE: Manufacturing, Sick Leave & Restaurants

The new Business Examiner bi-weekly edition highlights Manufacturing, Sick Leave requirements and Restaurants Revitalizing Themselves, among many other stories.

November 2014

Federal $$ allocated to FWay vets housing

The project to create 45 living units in Federal Way for homeless veterans and their families has gained a financial commitment from the federal Housing and Urban Development agency. Construction on the $13 million project should start next month.

November 2014

Little change in new state revenue forecast

Updated data sets did little to change the new quarterly forecast of state revenues and tax collections released today by Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic Forecast and Revenue Council.

November 2014

Massage -- prostitution raid in Fife

Detectives from four South Sound police agencies joined yesterday to raid three separate massage therapy locations in Fife's commercial center, and they arrested seven women on prostitution or unlicensed massage charges.

November 2014

Port Commission to consider budget

Tacoma port commissioners will hold a hearing on its draft 2015 budget this Thursday afternoon. Later, they will join Port of Seattle Commissioners at Gig Harbor City Hall to discuss the proposed Seaport Alliance.

November 2014

State regulators raise oil train concerns

Washington state utilities regulators have a list of comments for the environmental impact assessment of that proposed oil terminal at Port of Grays Harbor.

November 2014

Penalty planned for Mason water system

State Health officials plan to issue a $17,640 penalty to investor-owners of Ripplewood Tracts water system in Mason County. The planned fine is for alleged failure to get into compliance with drinking water regulations.

October 2014

Natural gas rates going up

More than 1.2 million natural gas customers in Washington will pay more for service beginning tomorrow, Nov. 1, due to increases in wholesale natural gas costs and colder than average temperatures last winter.

October 2014

Washington #11 for tax impacts, #28 for biz

New study places Washington at #11 for impacts of state government taxation, unchanged from the prior year ranking.

October 2014
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