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‘Eat more chikin’ supports JA

The local business supported program, Junior Achievement of Washington, today collected a $100,000 grant from the foundation created by Chick-fil-A restauranteurs and franchisor.

January 2016

Wall Street ‘woes’ good news for state bonds

Turmoil in the stock market resulted in a strong demand for today's renewal of general obligation bonds, and a savings of $124.1 million of the life of the bonds.

January 2016

Congressman Smith in surgery

Hip replacement surgery today will sideline Congressman Adam Smith for an undetermined time, according to an announcement from his office. Until he is able to travel back to "the other Washington,' he will maintain a schedule of in-district meetings.

January 2016

Mandatory set-asides ‘concern’ contractors

Companies equipped to fulfill the heaviest construction needs for Washington state are questioning proposed set-aside goals for small business, minority and women-owned, and veteran-owned subcontractors.

January 2016

‘Perfect safety record’ at Korsmo

Increased emphasis on safety for construction job sites has brought a perfect record of no reportable injuries for all of 2016 by crews of Tacoma's Korsmo Construction.

January 2016

Tacoma rents, occupancy strong at year-end

A year-end study of apartments occupancy and rental rates shows Tacoma to be a strong player in the generally robust West Coast multi-unit housing sector. Seattle, too, shows continued growth with Portland leading in some measures.

January 2016

New owner for Chehalis community

A national investment organization has paid $9.8 million to buy an independent living facility in Chehalis. In turn, Woodland Village was leased back to Village Concepts Retirement Communities and Marathon Development to operate for the next 15 years.

January 2016

Kreidler bill would end "surprise billing" for emergency services

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is proposing legislation to protect Washington consumers from surprise emergency services bills that can add hundreds to thousands of dollars in unexpected costs.

January 2016

Man convicted for using local dispensaries as front

A jury in U.S. District Court in Tacoma has convicted a South Sound man for attempting to hide illegal drug dealing behind four falsely claimed medical marijuana dispensaries.

January 2016

Amazon's Kent fulfillment center hiring more than 1,200

More than 1,200 newly created full-time positions are now up for hire at Amazon’s eighth generation Kent warehouse.

January 2016
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