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Study: Alaska trade provides riches for Washington

At the Port of Tacoma Commission meeting yesterday, Heather Haugland, senior project manager of the McDowell Group, presented the latest iteration of the study, "Ties That Bind," showing how Alaska and Washington work together.

April 2015

Fife businesses fined for lack of safety protocol

Two Fife businesses, Smarttalent and Innovative repairs, were each cited for 19 serious violations and a total fine of $120,400 by the Department of Labor and Industries.

April 2015

Print NW :: a Top Place to Work

Growing beyond 150 employees, Lakewood-based Print NW is expanding its range of services far beyond ink-on-paper, and finds itself need to "grow its own" managers through formal training in order to keep up with customers' needs.

April 2015

Insurance companies may see benefit from Des Moines landslide

A slow-moving landslide in Des Moines is bad news for homeowners, but could spell good news for insurance companies.

April 2015

Port of Olympia sets meeting to discuss new fuel dock

A public meeting for the proposal is set for 5:30 p.m., April 8 at the Olympia Center, Rm. A, 222 Columbia St NW. Attendees will be able to hear about the fuel dock survey and an overview of financial feasibility.

April 2015

Emerald Services prepares to fight off more Ecology penalties

Tacoma-based Emerald Services, a company which recycles renewable organic byproducts, is looking into appealing a $68,000 penalty imposed by the Washington Department of Ecology.

April 2015

Paid sick leave, minimum wage bills die in legislature

Bills that would have created a mandatory sick leave, increased the state's minimum wage to $12 per hour and equalized gender pay will all fail to move out of committee before the Wednesday cutoff for policy-only bills.

April 2015

TOTE launching first LNG-powered containerships

The world's first LNG-powered containerships will be launching out San Diego, Calif on April 18. The two ships, built by NASSCO, are 764-foot-long Marlin-class containerships.

April 2015

MultiCare upgrading tech, coordination of services

Sandlot Solutions, a provider of clinical interoperability and health management solutions, will build a community-wide electronic information and exchange platform for MultiCare.

April 2015

Port of Tacoma COO: We need to upgrade

Increased competition Canadian and Southern California ports has cut into Washington ports' piece of the pie. Port of Tacoma COO Don Esterbrook proposes upgrading facilities to handle ultra-large ships.

April 2015
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