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Construction stronger in Q2, sort of

Commercial and industrial construction rebounded in second quarter 2015 from a slow-down linked to the West Coast dock stoppage. While leading the nation in quarterly improvement, construction backlog in the West is well below its year-ago total.

September 2015

Haggen files bankruptcy to reorganize

Amid compative lawsuits with Albertson's, from which it bought dozens of supermarket locations last December, Haggen Food and Pharmacy of Bellingham has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

September 2015

Labor Day — past and present

Organizations representing America's workers will be celebrating the federal holiday, Labor Day, on Monday, the annual observance recognizing contributions from working men and women.

September 2015

Most summer ferry riders in 12 years

Warm summer weather has been good for passenger loads on Washington State Ferries

September 2015

Ecology monitoring Puget Sound

Unseasonably warm temperatures and our continuing lack of rainfall are causing negative impacts on marine life and natural water flushing effects in Puget Sound. Scientists from the state Ecology department are monitoring.

July 2015

Some local banks ranked high

Columbia Banking System earned a high placement on a national ranking of financial institutions published today. Heritage Financial Corp. also made the list. The score factors profitability, capitalization and asset quality.

July 2015

‘Battle of the Buildings’ is on

Fred Meyer and QFC grocery stores are joining a competition nationwide to bring more energy efficiency to commercial and retail buildings, as well as government structures. EPA is promoting this 'Battle of the Buildings.'

July 2015

Washington, Oregon farmers aid food banks

Dairy farmers in Washington and Oregon joined in the month of June to collect almost 200 pounds of food and cash donations to support the wholesale food bank networks of the two states.

July 2015

Adding Tucson to Tacoma firm

One of Tacoma's prominent industrial supply houses, Stellar Industrial Supply, has announced a pending expansion into Arizona.

July 2015

Tacoma golf pro going to Oregon

Professional golfers from five states in the Pacific Northwest will square off against Tacoman Todd Erwin, defending champion, in the Senior Oregon Open starting next Tuesday near Pendleton.

July 2015
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