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State Farm announces exit from Tacoma

Five years after its arrival in the City of Destiny, insurance giant State Farm has announced that it is leaving its two Tacoma offices by the end of the year. The company currently employs approximately 1,400 at its Tacoma call center.

January 2018

Longtime World Vision president to retire

Rich Stearns, president of Federal Way-based international nonprofit World Vision, has announced his intention to retire, initiating a leadership transition process which will take place over the course of the year.

January 2018

Thurston's Resource Stewardship dept. gets new director, name

Thurston County’s Resource Stewardship department has a new permanent director, along with a new name to better fit its mission.

January 2018

Columbia Bank's Warm Hearts drive raises $220K

Columbia Bank announced today that $220,365 and 6,542 items of warm winter wear and supplies were donated for the benefit of 58 local homeless shelters across the Pacific Northwest during the Bank's third annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive.

January 2018

Gov. Inslee's emissions tax plan draws raves, jeers

Gov. Jay Inslee released much-anticipated details of his ambitious fossil fuel tax plan today, drawing raves from conservationists but jeers from Republicans concerned about its effects on the economy.

January 2018

Oly law firm promotes Thurston County Bar president to partner

Trevor Zandell, president of the Thurston County Bar Association, has been named a partner at Olympia-based law firm Phillips Burgess.

January 2018

New veteran job training program to launch at UWT

Pharmaceutical corporation Bayer and national nonprofit VETTED are partnering to debut a new job training program for veterans, with University of Washington-Tacoma among the first schools targeted for a launch.

January 2018

Tacoma, Olympia among top 25 "growth cities"

After releasing its “growth state” rankings on Monday, U-Haul released its Top 25 “growth cities” of 2017 today, with two South Sound cities making the cut.

January 2018

Kent's WGU Washington awards 10,000th degree

Kent-based online college WGU Washington recently surpassed a big milestone: the issuing of its 10,000th degree.

January 2018

Federal Way Sears closure another sign of retailer's struggles

The Commons in Federal Way will lose one of its anchor stores in early April with the closure of its Sears department store.

January 2018
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