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Washington passes net neutrality law

Washington is now the first state to enact its own law to protect net neutrality.

February 2018

Tacoma among fastest gentrifying cities

According to a recent RentCafe survey, one of Tacoma’s zip codes is among the fastest gentrifying areas in America.

February 2018

Study: Many Uber, Lyft drivers earn under minimum

According to a recent study, many Uber and Lyft drivers are earning less than minimum wage. Some drivers are even losing money after vehicle expenses like gas and insurance are taken into account.

February 2018

Lakewood Planning Commission recommends against pot

On Feb. 28, the City of Lakewood Planning Commission voted 4-2 recommending an ordinance banning marijuana businesses within city limits.

February 2018

Student Bill of Rights passes State Legislature

Legislation known as the Student Bill of Rights passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate last week.

February 2018

South Sound Small Business Summit in May

The third annual South Sound Small Business Summit is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 1 at STAR Center in Tacoma.

February 2018

First state railroad oil spill plan approved

The first Washington state railroad oil spill response plan was approved on March 1.

February 2018

Thurston County lodging tax grants awarded

Thurston County’s Board of County Commissioners voted on Feb. 27 to approve 2018 Lodging Tax Grant Awards to five organizations who met the necessary criteria.

February 2018

Part-timers bill passes Washington Senate

Several state and federal employee agencies are hopeful this week after HB2669 passed the Washington state Senate on Feb. 28. The bill will now go to Governor Jay Inslee to be likely signed into law.

February 2018

REI cuts off orders from parent business of gun manufacturer

In a March 1 statement, REI announced that it will place a hold on future orders of products from Vista Outdoor.

February 2018
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