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Individual health plans rates up just 1.5% for 2015

State insurance regulator says individual health plan rates will be only 1.5% higher for 2015, and there are 380 plans to choose from. Open enrollment begins on Saturday, Nov. 15.

November 2014

Tacoma hospitalist group expanding

Tacoma-based Sound Physicians is planning an 85 percent growth in terms of hospitals served after acquiring Cogent Healthcare from Tennessee. The combined group will serve some 185 hospitals across the country with physicians and other acute patient care professionals.

November 2014

BBB boots 15 companies, denies 11 others

Fifteen companies saw their Better Business Bureau accreditation removed in Q3 2014 for failing to operate within the BBB standards of fairness with customers. Most were for failure to quickly respond in good faith to disputes.

November 2014

Pierce County hires demolition firm

Demolition crews will be working for a month or so to remove the 911 Building, across the street from Pierce County's County City Building in downtown Tacoma. The century-plus old structure was deemed unsafe to occupy last year.

November 2014

State's new tool for exiting military jobseekers

State WorkSource program unveils new online tool for veterans to translate their military occupation codes into civilian positions, but the resource cannot be easily found (yet) on the government website.

November 2014

Infinite Soups adding 2nd Tacoma location

Just in time for the onset of cold weather, Infinite Soups will open a second Tacoma location on Monday.

November 2014

‘Gulf War’ vets have more full-time jobs

On this Veterans Day, the Census Bureau released a report that shows veterans of America's two Gulf Wars are more likely than non-veterans to be employed full-time in year-round jobs. That holds true for both women and men vets.

November 2014

Topia in Tacoma has new cloud app

Topia Technology of Tacoma today released a new cross-device content syncing and storage service using Amazon Cloud Drive. It pledges to bring greater flexibility with any Android device and Windows desktop for files of different sizes and formats.

November 2014

New exec at MBA Pierce

Rick Miller is the new executive officer for Master Builders Association of Pierce County, following 11 years as an executive with the corresponding group serving King and Snohomish counties.

November 2014

Good, bad news on Port of Tacoma budget

Tacoma port commissioners are scheduled to hear a detailed presentation on the staff-proposed budget for 2015 this Thursday. It includes a five-year capital improvement plan of $205 million, without any huge new project or terminal customer.

November 2014
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