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Retail building development slow

The strong economy in western Washington is pushing the region's status in retail property rankings, even as there isn't much new construction evident at this time. The result: lease rates creep up as vacancies slide down.

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$51,900 fine for King Co. movers

State regulators today announced a penalty against one moving company operating throughout King County for drivers qualification and equipment violations.

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Unemployed rates keep falling

Unemployed rates keep falling

New jobs are being created at a faster pace than the South Sound workforce is growing, leading to lower April jobless rates that in any month for almost a decade.

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Artist Trust award to Vashon resident

An annual artistic award goes this year to a resident of Vashon Island in south King County.

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More SBA accolades for banks

Financial institutions that serve small business customers received recognition from the federal government this month as part of the annual Small Business Week celebration.

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People on the Move

These company and government agency leaders have new positions or responsibilities.

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No government work for ‘wage cheats’

State and local government contracts are no longer available to any company that's been found guilty of wage theft, under a new law signed today at the state capital.

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Right hire at the right time, place

A later entry to the financial management world, this finalist for 2017 South Sound Financial Executive of the Year has shown great success for two separate medical group practices, and learned much about her own abilities and value.

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Next recession forecast for late 2018-19

As much of the U.S. economy is fully recovered (statistically) from the Great Recession – western Washington is leading the way – a regional forecaster sees the next much more minor slow-down coming late next year and into 2019.

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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.

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Department of Health Licensing Actions

• Zachary Cadiente, EMT, Ravensdale   immediate suspension 
 

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