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AGs gets serious with Sirius

Washington Attorney General office of Consumer Protection has joined a national settlement with Sirius XM Radio Inc. to resolve complaints about its business practices. Customers can file to claim a small share of a $3.8 million settlement fund.

December 2014

State could win on biz debt collections

A study released today by State Auditor Troy Kelley suggests that Washington could gain uncollected tax debts more effectively by creating a program linked to the federal debt-offset formula. Monies owed to a business by any state agency could first be taken to pay delinquent taxes.

December 2014

WSDOT outlines declared progress

State Transportation Department staffers have issued the annual report of activities for fiscal year 2013-2014. It shows 149 projects completed at a savings of 5.2 percent under the original bid totals.

December 2014

Fines recommended for CenturyLink

Wash. Utilities and Transportation Commission staff have recommended almost $3 million in penalties against CenturyTel for widespread outages in the state's 911-emergency phone system earlier this year.

December 2014

Tacoma, Seattle ports to meet again

Tacoma and Seattle port commissioners will meet in Fife tomorrow to further discuss their work in progress to combine their marine terminal operations.

December 2014

E-junk expanding per Moore’s Law

Electronics recycling passed the quarter billion pound point in November, as businesses and consumers cooperated with government mandates not to just put worn-out devices in the trash stream.

December 2014

Unlicensed moving firms tagged

A list of 10 unlicensed residential moving companies includes two operating in Tacoma. Each was fined $5,000, with $4,500 suspended for two years, pending compliance with a WUTC order to secure proper registrations with the state.

November 2014

Unemployment sneaks up in October

Shifts in jobs as the summer tourist season ended and back-to-school hirings took effect brought a jump in the statewide and regional unemployment rates for October.

November 2014

Lower Workers’ Comp rate hike for 2015

Premium increases for state mandated Workers' Compensation coverage will be less than half what was first announced just two months ago. It works out to about an additional half-cent per hour worked in 2015.

November 2014

Planning Commission studies restaurants

Planning Commissioners in Gig Harbor are considering a request to permit new full-service restaurants to locate within the Millville zoning district on the waterfront. At present, nothing much more than a coffee shop is allowed, said the proponent,

November 2014
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