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Bringing food donations to tellers

South Sound banks are joining in a month-long campaign to support local food banks by generating a "Million Meal March." Through the end of March, donations of non-perishable foods and cash can be made at most branches of participating banks.

March 2015

Meeting on new Olympia mixed use building

The city of Olympia will be hosting a public meeting concerning a design review proposal for the Tanasse Mixed Use Building at 409 Rogers St NW.

March 2015

UPS alums’ name going on campus building

Oppenheimer Hall to honor two University of Puget Sound alumni who continue support of and service to the Tacoma school.

March 2015

New trade data released by feds

New research data on the wholesale trade sector is now available from U.S. Census Bureau, and it shows a 20% growth over five years to 2012, even as the number of participants in wholesaling fell.

March 2015

Economist sees impact of ports’ stumble

The back-up of merchant ships at Ports of Tacoma and Seattle is being whittled away now that longshore workers are back on the job, but a national economist says the impact was felt on consumer spending to end last year.

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

Make it in Washington gains $$

Training to help integrate manufacturing operations will be paid for in part by a $2.7 million federal grant to the Make it in Washington initiative, administered by Workforce Central Thurston County and the local EDC, through Impact Washington and other programs.

March 2015

SafePlace moving, thanks Morgan Transfer

SafePlace, Thurston County's only 24 hour sexual assault and domestic violence services provider, is moving into a new facility today, after 33 years in its original location.

March 2015

U.S. wholesale sales fell 3.1% in January

Wholesale merchants saw a dip in the economic recovery last month, as their sales fell 3.1 percent from December to end down 1 percent below the level of January 2014.

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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