Archive of: Pierce County

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Pt. Defiance Zoo wins 5-year accreditation

Tacoma's world famous zoo and aquarium now has a fresh, five-year accreditation from the national group that sets standards for appropriate animal care and display.

September 2017

Consumer prices steady, earnings flat

Moderating price increases matched fairly flat gains in real personal earnings over the past two months, according to data reported today for the metro-Puget Sound consumer marketplace.

September 2017

LCD refunds coming next week

Businesses and consumers in Washington that purchased items containing an LCD screen and later filed a claim with the state will start receiving refund checks next week, according to the state Attorney General.

September 2017

Executive appointments announced of note

South Sound business and civic organizations announce new hires and a retirement of note.

September 2017

Tacoma sues drug manufacturers

Joining other municipalities and government units around the country, Tacoma today signed on to a lawsuit seeking damages from the makers of opioid prescription drugs.

September 2017

Fires control allow nat’l park to reopen

Moderating weather conditions have allowed firefighters to make sufficient progress on blazes north and east of Mt. Rainier National Park so that popular visitor areas can be reopened.

September 2017

More job seekers drive rate up a tick

More available workers in the labor pool are responsible for the one-tenth percent nudge upward in Washington state's unemployment rate for August.

September 2017

Visual arts award winners showing

The first decade in honoring works by visual artists in Pierce County is the theme for The Foundation of Art awards now showing in a Tacoma gallery.

September 2017

Retail jobs open as Santa comes our way

Only 103 shopping days 'til Christmas – and merchants are beginning to wonder where they will find retail staff to serve their eager customers. Their trade association is connecting with the state jobs unit.

September 2017

Exports down, car sales up, per tax report

The monthly report of Washington state tax collections includes a snapshot of the overall economic activity. Most signs remain positive in the most recent release this week.

September 2017
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