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State’s tax haul continues strong

Retail sales tax collections in Washington are running higher than a year ago, especially from motor vehicles, food and beverages, sporting goods, toys and books.

August 2016

State seeks ban on sewage dump to Sound

Commercial shellfish operators could be the big beneficiaries of today's request to EPA for a no-discharge of sewage designation for all of Puget Sound.

July 2016

Next for 88.5 FM is new call letters

As the transition in ownership progresses for Puget Sound's Jazz radio station, it will be necessary to find new call letters to replace KPLU. Your suggestion is being requested.

July 2016

PSE will end use of some Colstrip power

Acknowledging that natural gas is more economically feasible than older design coal-fired electrical generating use, Puget Sound Energy today agreed to close its oldest operations in eastern Montana within six years.

July 2016

Weyerhaeuser to close Montana mills

A shortage of logs supply is cited as the reason for today's Weyerhaeuser announcement that it will close a lumber mill and plywood mill in Montana.

June 2016

Puget Sound container loads in May

Ocean-going shipments through Central Puget Sound's two large ports through May are finally coming back in alignment with last year comparisons. Container exports are up, imports are flat and break bulk shipments are down 36%

June 2016
Gig Harbor builder stays busy in Bothell

Gig Harbor builder stays busy in Bothell

An 18-month construction project adding a fourth building of 147 living units to Gateway Apartments in Bothell was begun this week by Gig Harbor's The Rush Companies.

June 2016

Visa opens Costco today

Completing its massive shift away from a long-term connection to American Express, Costco operations today began to accept only Visa-branded credit cards.

June 2016

Growth by the numbers

Yes, there are quite a few more residents in the Puget Sound region nowadays, and that's because there were 241,000 new jobs created in the five from 2010 to 2015.

June 2016

Cost-of-living rising, more locally

The latest report from Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a continuing trend upward in the costs of living, and Pacific Northwest markets are getting more expensive at twice the national rate.

June 2016
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