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New sick leave rules, state min. wage

Employers planning their 2018 budgets should check into newly required mandatory sick leave provisions, as well as an increase in the state minimum wage.

October 2017

State tax breaks may help land HQ2

While state lawmakers and even the governor did not make any special provisions to entice Amazon to build its second headquarters in Washington, there are some existing benefits that might apply.

October 2017

40/40: Volunteers, numbers & leading

Volunteer service is a large part of the story for two "40 Under Forty" honorees profiled today, along with an inspiring victory over cancer by a financial adviser who is now moving from banking into a family business.

October 2017

40/40: Mental health, issues and carrots

Today's profiled "40 Under Forty" honorees started making their impacts in Ghana, Alaska and Tacoma, and those contributions to community have only grown with their career progression in the South Sound.

October 2017

40/40: Helping, learning & teaching

Learning and teaching – and how they are inter-connected – are common themes among three "40 Under Forty" honorees, even though none of them have that specifically in their job description.

October 2017

Tribes get federal $$ for crime fighting

Federal funds are coming to South Sound local tribal communities to battle crime and provide services to victims.

October 2017

Public Power Week: Let’s celebrate

Almost eight decades ago, citizens of Mason County petitioned to form a public electric power district to replace a private supplier. It was a long political and legal battle, before PUD 3 started operations in 1939.

October 2017

40/40: Art for the public & homes, too

Passion for her hometown and its people drives one of today's 40 Under Forty honorees, while another adopted Tacoma as his "home" following a year's of public service in the South Sound.

October 2017

Thurston makes more gopher reviews

With redesigned programs for property reviews, building officials in Thurston County have set a record this past summer construction season, and even clean up carry-over pending applications from 2016.

September 2017

New Public Works director for Thurston

A 15-year veteran of Pierce County's government is the newly named director of public works for Thurston County.

September 2017
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