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Haggen sets timetable for Olympia store

Haggen food chain will take over an Olympia Albertson's store next week, part of its overall purchase of 146 locations around the western U.S. And there is a renewed emphasis on finding local growers and suppliers to bring goods to the shelves.

March 2015

Hospitality & U.S. Open: 'The world is coming'

With 105 days until the opening tee shot of the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Mimi Griffin had four powerful words for Pierce County.

March 2015

Lacey sampling residents on retail

City of Lacey is taking a new step toward increasing retail opportunities within its boundaries by sampling residents about what kinds of stores they would like to see. End result, hopefully, can be increased sales tax collections to fund city government.

March 2015

Seaport Alliance nets EDB's Golden Shovel

The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County awarded the Seaport Alliance with the 2015 Golden Shovel Award at its annual meeting luncheon today.

March 2015

Tacoma light rail lagging

Fewer riders in 2014 meant Tacoma Link light rail did not meet its projected utilization rates, according the year-end data released by operator, Sound Transit.

March 2015

Construction jobs trimmed in January

Harsh winter weather on the Eastern Seaboard may be to blame for a fall-off in construction spending during January, according to analysis by an industry economist. Even with the drop, however, nonresidential construction expenditures are 4.8 percent above the year earlier.

March 2015

Stadium H.S. wins state restaurant contest

Washington's restaurant industry supported a statewide competition for high school students interested in that sector, and Tacoma students won the Management portion of last weekend's contest.

March 2015

Today’s reactions to Transportation plan

As the state House of Representatives begins consideration of a $15 billion transportation package passed yesterday by the Senate, voices are being heard from Labor and metro-Seattle solons that call for significant modifications.

March 2015

Shelton operations remain Simpson

Simpson Lumber continuing operations of McCleary's door manufacturing plant and, for now, the downtown Shelton lumber mill, following sale of Tacoma and Longview mills to Canadians.

March 2015

Small business poll says ‘No’ to wage hike

Small business statewide poll rejects carbon fuel standard, carbon tax and higher minimum wage in poll results announced today.

March 2015
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