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Federal inspectors back at Western State

A survey team from the federal government has returned to Lakewood for a re-survey of operations and conditions at Western State Hospital. A visit last year resulted in a plan to make significant improvements or lose federal funding.

May 2017

What’s in a proper commercial lease?

As part of continuing efforts by City of Tacoma Economic Development staff, a commercial real estate broker will present at a Commercial Leasing Workshop next week.

April 2017

Special session opens, action still slow

State lawmakers appear to be mostly sitting around the Legislative Building in Olympia, unwilling so far to open real negotiation dialogue to arrive at a new two-year budget. The Special Session began today, but there's no apparent progress.

April 2017

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
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