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South Sound firms earn ‘civics’ plaudits

Many local businesses make significant contributions to their communities, and each year, the Corporations division of the Secretary of State office highlight the best for recognition.

November 2016

‘American Dream’ per St. Martin’s prof

A South Sound academic offers analysis to understand why we always expect politicians to promise us the American Dream.'

November 2016

Election results settling in for businesses

Morning after the election over-night upheaval, and the merchant's doors must still open, the professional still has clients or patients to serve. Oh, but the recovery might take some time.

November 2016

Election result & Tacoma minimum wage

The state's minimum wage raise and requirement for paid leave to all employees that was approved by voters yesterday will almost match rules in City of Tacoma. But the most generous of any in conflict will apply.

November 2016
Underwater soils removal in Grays Harbor

Underwater soils removal in Grays Harbor

Moving closer to completion of a harbor improvement project that began in 2007, crews are afloat the waters of Grays Harbor this week taking steps to make maritime traffic safer and more efficient.

November 2016

Data breaches hit 450,000 in state for year

The first annual summary of data breach incidents in Washington released today identifies 39 separate cases, all but one being of relatively small numbers of consumers.

October 2016

City offers employees Tacoma wage info

As a new calendar year approaches, workplace rules enforcers at City of Tacoma have published new posters reflecting an $11.15 per hour minimum wage that takes effect January 1st.

October 2016

Insurance Commissioner offers his view

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says 13 different providers will be offering healthcare plans for 2017, and the average rate increase from this year is 13.6 percent, although some plans jumped by up to 24 percent.

October 2016

Washington trailing nation — that’s good

Leaders of the public-private partnership formed to implement Obamacare in Washington are claiming much better results than what's in the national headlines, as they outline 2017 premium rates.

October 2016

Election ballots flowing in

Voters are already returning completed ballots to election officials 13 days before the deadline, either because they are eager to register their choices, or because it may prevent at least some campaign phone calls urging support.

October 2016
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