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Port of Olympia retirement, restructuring?

Arguably the "dean" of Washington ports financial experts, Jeff Smith will retire from Port of Olympia next month. Managers and commissioners of the port district are considering whether to restructure fiscal roles in his absence.

April 2017

Eatery inspection results online

Public health authorities in Thurston County have a new website to share their inspection results with the public. The searchable detailed listing will be updated daily.

April 2017

Tacoma’s social enterprise business plan

Neighbor businesses and residents along South Tacoma Way may get their skeptical questions about a youth drop-in center and young adult emergency shelter answered at a meeting next week.

April 2017

Financial Services manager is ‘the glue’

The financial management tools she created in her previous position are still being used, and now this finalist for Financial Executive of the Year is bringing innovation to her current position with the office of Pierce County Auditor.

April 2017

Fake L&I claims bring jail

Five years after an on-the-job injury claim from a construction accident, an Auburn man received a jail sentence this week, and was ordered to repay worker's compensation payments he collected.

April 2017

South Sound wins in state capital budget

It's only one-third of the way to a finish line, but a state capital spending plan that passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday does include a number of projects in the South Sound.

March 2017

No April Fools: Sales tax rates going up

Retail sales tax rates are going up a tick on Saturday, April 1st, for many South Sound locations. In many areas of King County, they reach the mystical 10 percent tax rate, or higher.

March 2017

Pharmacies sue on reimbursements

Pharmacies across Washington have gone to court in protest over the state Health Care Authority's process and reimbursement rate for prescriptions provided to Medicaid patients.

March 2017

Survey says Tacoma is a ‘connected’ city

As Tacoma's city leaders discuss possible new ways to facilitate residents connections with the internet world, results of a recent survey show that most already are hooked up.

March 2017

‘Let the budget battle begin …’

As they head toward a projected adjournment in about a month, state legislators now have three widely divergent budget proposals to consider, following House Democrats's plan for new taxes and higher spending released today.

March 2017
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