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Transportation Commission sets new TNB toll rates

The Washington State Transportation Commission has taken final action to adopt new toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Beginning July 1, drivers will pay $4 for Good to Go!, $5 cash and $6 pay by mail.

May 2012

Portland property management company cited for violations of lead rules

American Property Management of Portland will pay a penalty for alleged violations of the federal Lead Disclosure Rule, according to a settlement with the federal government.

May 2012

L&I offering new grants for innovative return-to-work ideas

Do you have an innovative idea for helping injured workers return to work soon after an injury? If so, the state Department of Labor & Industries would like to hear from you and may even help fund your project. A new round of grants available through the Safety and Health Investment Projects program makes money available to fund new projects that develop and implement effective return-to-work programs for injured workers to reduce long-term disability.

May 2012

LCB to close 11 more stores next week

The Washington State Liquor Control Board will shut-down 11 additional state liquor stores, and reduce hours at one location, on May 22 to compensate for store employees leaving for new jobs.

May 2012

LCB to hold live public auction of store rights

Washington State Liquor Control Board will host a live auction May 24 of the rights for 18 state liquor stores. Following the online auction that ended April 20, top-bidders representing 18 state liquor stores did not pay their posted bid, sacrificing their deposit. Bidders representing 149 state liquor stores have already paid a total of $25.9 million in bid fees to the state.

May 2012

Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls almost set

Those interested in toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will have one more opportunity to voice their opinions May 21 in Gig Harbor. The Washington State Transportation Commission will hold the final rate hearing starting at 6 p.m. at Gig Harbor City Hall, 3510 Grandview Street, and will take action immediately afterward to adopt new toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

May 2012

State, UW, EWU form child welfare professional development partnership

The state Department of Social and Health Services, University of Washington and Eastern Washington University have joined forces to form the Washington State Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence to provide a comprehensive training and professional development system for the state’s child welfare work force.

May 2012

Medicaid program warns clients about bogus sweepstakes offer

May 2012

Sound Transit seeks volunteers

Sound Transit is seeking volunteers to help the agency plan, build and operate the regional mass transit system. The agency has an immediate opening on the Citizen Oversight Panel and encourages interested individuals from South King and Pierce county subareas, as well as other areas in the region, to apply.

May 2012

State pays $2.85M to settle lawsuit

The Department of Social and Health Services has reached a settlement in the amount of $2.85 million with a young woman who was abused by her biological father seven years ago.

May 2012
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