Archive of: Pierce County

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South-bound 5 freeway gets 2 lanes today

Traffic flow will resume late this afternoon on the I-5 freeway south of DuPont, following successful removal of damaged passenger rail equipment from Monday's fatal derailment.

December 2017

AG goes after retailer that isn’t ‘charity’

Thrift stores in the retail marketplace often seem to be related to non-profit organizations, even when they aren't. State lawyers believe that confusion is intentional for at least one chain.

December 2017

Record sign-ups for state health program

More Washingtonians than ever signed up for the government administered health plan marketplace through its first deadline on Friday, Dec. 15.

December 2017
More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

A growing supply of available workers is keeping Washington's unemployment rate from falling further, below its historic position.

December 2017

DuPont derailment, detour opens

Highways and railway traffic remains snarled in the South Sound as transportation officials work on routes around the scene of a deadly Amtrak derailment this morning.

December 2017
Multiple fatalities in today’s train crash

Multiple fatalities in today’s train crash

Authorities have not yet released the number of persons killed in an Amtrak derailment just south of DuPont, but reports have been from three up to perhaps six. Pierce County Sheriff spokesman Ed Troyer said all victims were from the train.

December 2017

Major grant for Pierce youth training

Work-related education, training and counseling targeted to youth without college expectations will be funded from a major infusion of support announced today.

December 2017

State fines health plan for thin network

A health plan without enough authorized medical providers is not much of a bargain, according to state insurance supervisors. That situation brought a $1.5 million fine announced today.

December 2017

Puyallup star is CRS Realtor of the Year

A South Sound residential real estate specialist is the top CRS broker in the state, so named by the Washington trade organization.

December 2017

Major DaVita divestiture announced

National medical services provider DaVita has a number of offices and clinic locations in the South Sound, but it announced a plan today that will sell its Medical Group unit for $4.9 billion.

December 2017
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