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WA Secretary of State battling cancer

The state's top elections officer and administrator of many official functions related to businessed announced today that she is beginning a battle against cancer, calling her disease "curable," in the words of her doctors.

March 2017

New UTC member confirmed

Gov. Jay Inslee's nomination of a long-time aide to a new six-year term as a member of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has been confirmed by legislators.

March 2017

GOP budget disappoints state workers

Legislative budget battles continued today with release of a two-year spending plan by Republicans that control the state senate. Absent were labor contracts negotiated by the governor and unions for most state employees.

March 2017

State revenue grows

State lawmakers will have a bit more 'pocket change' to use as they begin serious work to write a new two-year budget. The revenue forecast out today is up $247 billion for the current period and $303 million higher for next biennium.

March 2017

New doc at Western state

State's largest state-operated psychiatric hospital is adding a new physician with strong military experience to manage its East Campus.

March 2017

Inflation rates higher here

Consumers' costs of living are rising faster in western Washington than elsewhere in the country, according to a new report from federal statisticians.

March 2017

From SSBiz: Waiting on 'Affordable Care'

Arguments being made in the halls of Congress over partisan plans to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) have real impacts on employers, families and health care providers here in the South Sound.

March 2017

State AG will renew immigration fight

Washington state will continue its challenge to the new Presidential Executive Order on immigration, AG says.

March 2017

‘Sustainability’ to be featured Saturday

Living and working more sustainably is the focus of an annual Tacoma event this coming weekend.

February 2017

Port’s bond rating improves

The fiscal management by Port of Olympia has impressed investment advisors to the point that they have raised the credit rating on bonds.

February 2017
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