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Local transit drivers tops in state

Local transit drivers tops in state

Sharp driving skills and superb mechanical trouble-shooting demonstrated in a statewide competition again brought top recognition to the Capital area's Intercity Transit.

August 2017

New state aviation director lands Aug. 7

The new statewide director of aviation for WSDOT is a familiar face around South Sound airports, having retired out of U.S. Army Aviation at JBLM and most recently managing a Lewis County airport.

August 2017

Flood discussions in Chehalis heat

Almost 10 years after a devastating flood damages businesses and homes around Chehalis and other parts of Lewis County, a state board met this morning to continue its work to be better prepared next time.

August 2017

Primary election votes lagging

More than 9-out-of-10 primary election ballots have not yet been returned to elections officials, as the deadline is one week away. Many city council and mayor contenders will be narrowed down to the top two in this election, as they move on to November.

July 2017

Senate gridlock dims small biz spirits

Small employers discouraged by lack of progress in Congress on revisions to Obamacare and tax laws, updated index shows.

July 2017

Some chambers OK family leave law

Local business representatives are expressing approval of a new state law mandating paid family leave for most employees in Washington.

July 2017

Legislators ‘celebrate’ budget resolutions

Apparently proving the doubters wrong, state legislators are today putting final passage to a new Washington two-year budget, that adds significant new spending to 'basic education,' while bringing modest new tax revenues.

June 2017

PUD earns 38th consecutive ‘clean’ audit

Customers of Mason PUD 3 can be assured that their utility payments and taxes are being spent appropriately, say state auditors who completed a recent review.

June 2017

Feds make next ST loan advance

The next $88-million in federal loans for light rail projects by Sound Transit has been completed, as the agency builds out the commuter passenger service to Bellevue-Redmond.

June 2017

State employees will rally tomorrow

State government agency employees will be making public displays of their positions on the possible budget impasse at several demonstrations tomorrow.

June 2017
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