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February 2013

03/01/13

Sequestration? So what, says Norm Dicks

Retired Congressman Norm Dicks told today’s luncheon crowd at the annual meeting of Tacoma Pierce County Economic Development Board that he is confident there will be a federal budget resolution soon.

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02/28/13

Thurston EDC announces award finalists

The Thurston County Economic Development Council has announced the finalists for this year's Annual Meeting & Business Recognition Awards.

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02/28/13

Wash. Supremes strike down supermajority tax votes

Washington state's Supreme Court today decided that the only way to require a two-thirds majority vote to raise taxes is to add it into the state's Constitution.

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02/28/13

Freddie Mac 4Q profit at $4.5 billion

Freddie Mac posted a $4.5 billion profit in 2012's last three months, the fifth consecutive profitable quarter for the home loan mortgage giant.

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02/28/13

Dow edged toward record, but ended down

The Dow Jones industrial average edged to within 15 points of its all-time high today, but couldn't hold its momentum and closed lower than where it started.

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02/28/13

Over $2 million in 2012 fines for Wash. insurers

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued more than $2 million in fines against insurers, agents and brokers in Washington state in 2012.

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02/27/13

Live streaming at Crown in Town

If you can't make it to the Crown in Town awards ceremony today, don't worry because Business Examiner has you covered with a live stream of the event.

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02/27/13

New fertilizer could be on its way

Researchers at Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center are helping develop a new, sustainable fertilizer.

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02/27/13

Madigan commander's time extended

Army officials recently approved an assignment extension for Madigan Army Medical Center's commander, ensuring he will remain in place through the summer.

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02/27/13

Park visitors contribute to Wash. economy

A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 7 million visitors to national parks in Washington spent $286 million in communities surrounding those parks and this spending supported 4,137 jobs across the state.

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02/27/13

Menchie's continues to expand

Menchie’s, an international frozen yogurt company, will be opening of its new James Corner location with week-long festivities beginning March 2.

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02/26/13

Port of Olympia inks new shipping deal

A new trade deal has just been signed between the Pacific and Arctic Navigation Company of Skagway, Alaska and the Port of Olympia to create a monthly general cargo service between Washington state and Point MacKenzie, Alaska, starting in April.

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02/26/13

A four-wheel prize . . . and it's wireless

Tacoma resident Jennifer Robertson has received her new car, wheels she won in a national sweepstakes contest by AOL Autos. And it has special electronic features.

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02/26/13

And the winners are . . .

Based on a study of 10,000 U.S consumers, grocers Publix and Trader Joe’s earned the highest scores in the 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings, ranking 246 companies across 19 industries.

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02/26/13

Hotel Murano wins 4 stars from Forbes

Tacoma’s Hotel Murano is joining the 55th annual Forbes Travel Guide with Four Stars, joining the elite ranks of only four properties in the state to receive the designation and the first in Tacoma.

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02/26/13

Banks' profitability continued in 2012

FDIC-insured banks and financial institutions reported aggregate net income of $34.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 36.9 percent improvement from the fourth quarter of 2011.

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02/26/13

Exports from Wash. up 17 percent

New state export data today shows 29 states set new records for export sales in 2012. Washington had the sixth largest increase last year with 17 percent growth.

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02/25/13

Machine shop blaze causes $55K of damage

A Tacoma metal shop endured $55,000 worth of damage this morning when a fire erupted in a deburring machine, prompting Tacoma firefighters from seven stations to extinguish the blaze.

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02/25/13

Leaders laud bipartisan attitude

As Friday's deadline for moving legislation forward in Washington state quickly approaches, Senate leaders are lauding committee chairs for their bipartisan attitudes throughout the process.

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02/25/13

Sequestration concerns Wash. state workers

Sequestration talks are not only swirling through the nation, but they're raising furlough concerns among federally funded state workers here in Washington.

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02/25/13

Drones could be big business in Wash.

Unmanned aerial vehicles — including the controversial "drones" — could be big business in Washington state, if it's one of the six states chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration for testing.

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02/25/13

Olympia offering contracts for vendors at fountain

There's a new opportunity for restaurants and food entrepreneurs in Olympia, as the City is now offering contracts for daily vendors at the Heritage Park Fountain.

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02/22/13

Federal Way bar operator sentenced

A Federal Way business operator was sentenced today to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for Conspiracy to Commit Immigration Fraud, Conspiracy to Harbor, Transport, and Induce Illegal Aliens and Attempt to Commit Immigration Fraud.

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02/22/13

Home values continued rise in January

Home values began 2013 on a positive note, much the same way they ended 2012, and rose for the 15th consecutive month in January to a Zillow® Home Value Index of $158,100, according to the January Real Estate Market Reports.

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02/22/13

Shedding new light on West Olympia

Washington State Department of Transportation crews will replace the high-pressure-sodium (HPS) highway lighting with the first light-emitting-diode (LED) lighting system on a state highway.

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02/22/13

5th grade students learn business

Junior Achievement of Washington through its BizTown and Enterprise Village programs located in Auburn help school teachers introduce elementary and middle school students to the Free Enterprise system.

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02/22/13

Region's GDP grew in 2011

Real GDP increased in 242 of the nation’s 366 metropolitan areas in 2011, with Puget Sound among the leaders.

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02/22/13

Propane autogas cuts carbon emissions

A new case study on use of propane autogas by King County's Transportation Department is available.

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02/22/13

New CNG fuel option in Auburn

Owners of CNG-equipped vehicles and commercial fleet drivers can now fuel up at a new natural gas fueling station in Auburn.

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02/21/13

Banks have provided $46 billion in relief

In the year since state Attorneys General and the federal government reached a historic consumer protection settlement with the nation’s five largest banks, the banks report they have provided nearly $46 billion in gross relief to more than 550,000 borrowers, according to an independent monitor’s report released this morning.

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02/21/13

Hourly earnings tick up

Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.2 percent from December to January, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

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02/21/13

CPI stays flat in January

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

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02/21/13

Program asks people to open their doors

Housing 4 Success, a new Pierce County program aiming to end youth and young adult homelessness, is looking for Host Homes volunteers.

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02/21/13

Carol Milgard Breast Center is going 3D

The Carol Milgard Breast Center will soon be able to offer its patients 3D mammography services. The Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation awarded a $2.75 million grant for the Carol Milgard Breast Center to provide tomosynthesis (also known as 3D mammography) to aid in the early detection of breast cancer. The technology will be installed later this year.

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02/21/13

Business leaders, officials discuss education

Officials and business leaders gathered yesterday afternoon to discuss education reform. The Tacoma event was part of the national "Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity" tour.

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02/21/13

Artemis Hotel project moves forward

The Artemis Hotel, a highly anticipated project in Des Moines, has taken a step forward. The City of Des Moines announced it has received permit applications from Yareton Investment Fund for the luxury hotel project to be built on Pacific Highway.

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02/20/13

SPEEA, Boeing comment on split decision

Engineers represented by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace approved a new four-year contract with Boeing last night, but the technical workers represented by the same union rejected the proposal.

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02/20/13

AWB issues statement on House transport proposal

The Association of Washington Business, the state's largest private employer association, issued a statement today regarding the proposal put forth by the Washington state House Transportation Committee.

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02/20/13

Optic Fusion earns data security certification

Optic Fusion, Inc., a data storage and network connectivity company, has acquired SSAE 16 – SOC2 Type 1 certification for its Tacoma data center.

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02/20/13

Tacoma Goodwill picked for Beyond Jobs

Tacoma Goodwill has been selected to participate in a two-year program funded by the Walmart Foundation and administered by Goodwill Industries to empower unemployed or underemployed women with the tools they need to find gainful employment, succeed in the workplace and permanently support their families.

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02/20/13

New Franciscan medical building opens in Tacoma

The new Franciscan Medical Building at St. Joseph, a new 120,000 square-foot care center located at 1608 South J St. in Tacoma, saw its first patients yesterday.

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02/20/13

Ground broken for mixed-use center in Auburn

First Western Properties-Tacoma, Inc., Latitude Development, LLC of Auburn and Franciscan Health System have come together to announce the groundbreaking of a new two-story, 38,000-square-foot mixed-use building in Auburn.

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02/19/13

Puget Sound Urology open for business

Puget Sound Urology, located at Jackson Hall Medical Center in Tacoma, is now open and offering urological consultations.

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02/19/13

Wells Fargo donates to Tacoma Goodwill for program

Wells Fargo recently awarded the Tacoma Goodwill Heritage Foundation a $25,000 grant to support staffing in Longview and Yakima for Goodwill’s Warehouse & Logistics job training program.

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02/19/13

Torklift International celebrates move

Torklift International, a local manufacturer of hitches, camper tiedowns and stabilizers, recently completed its move into a 55,000 square-foot Sumner plant at the end of January and celebrated by honoring its founders.

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02/19/13

Kent Chamber objects to use of B&O tax

In today's issue of its newsletter, the Kent Chamber of Commerce voiced its displeasure about paying for repairs to 256th Street with revenue from the city's business and occupation tax.

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02/19/13

Construction backlog stagnant in 2012's 4Q

Associated Builders and Contractors, a national trade organization for the construction industry, reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator remained unchanged at eight months from the third quarter through the fourth quarter of 2012.

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02/19/13

First design phase of Fife facility complete

The Rush Companies, a real estate development company based in Gig Harbor, has completed phase one design of the new division office and truck maintenance facility for Murrey’s Disposal in Fife.

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02/18/13

80 jobs open at new Puyallup eatery

Restaurant looks to fill 80 new jobs in Puyallup South Hill.

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02/18/13

New L&I ad campaign targets unlicensed

A new TV, radio and Web advertising campaign urging consumers to carefully check the credentials of anyone they hire for home repairs or remodels has been launched by the Department of Labor & Industries.

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02/18/13

Restaurants serve up for charity

Three local restaurants and other individuals provided the fare for Love INC of Mason County’s Soup & Sing Benefit Concert last week, serving more than 160 persons.

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02/18/13

Thurston Housing outlook scheduled

Plans have been announced for 2013 Housing Summit in Thurston County, a joint project of Olympia Master Builders (OMB) and Thurston County Realtors.

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02/18/13

Outstanding Mason Co. women sought

Mason General Hospital Foundation is seeking nominations for its 16th Annual American Business Women’s Award with a deadline for nominations of May 31.

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02/18/13

Fiber optic installation work begins

Businesses and residents of Tumwater will be gaining additional high-speed Internet connectivity in the coming weeks. There will be some inconvenience, however, as work disrupts some major traffic corridors.

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02/15/13

Leak at Hanford 'concerning'

The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that one of the single-shell tanks storing radioactive waste at Hanford is leaking liquids in the range of 150 to 300 gallons per year.

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02/15/13

Home prices are on the rise

Home prices are on the rise, according to a recent study.

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02/15/13

Looking at jobs while on the clock

These days it seems a large majority of employees have a look at Internet job boards during work time, according to a new poll of nearly 400 U.S. and Canadian workers by Right Management.

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02/15/13

L&I launches consumer protection site

The Department of Labor & Industries has launched a new campaign urging consumers to carefully check the credentials of anyone they hire for home repairs or remodels.

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02/15/13

Business groups enter education talks

Education is a hot topic that business organizations — both national and local ones — have chosen not to ignore. The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation to host education, government, and business leaders to address the current state of education reform and “what’s next” for Washington school districts.

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02/15/13

Expanding Your Horizons event returns

Middle-school-aged girls in the South Sound region will once again have the opportunity to take part in a national venture aimed at exposing them to math, science and technology during the Expanding Your Horizons conference on March 2.

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02/15/13

PSE sets wind energy record

Nearly a quarter of the electricity Puget Sound Energy customers consumed on Tuesday came from the utility's three wind farms, marking a new one-day production record for the PSE energy facilities.

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02/14/13

Pair of rare autos donated to ACM

A pair of rare autos — a 1964 Buick Wildcat prototype and a custom-made Ferrambo — have been added to the LeMay-America's Car Museum collection.

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02/14/13

Pierce County Library System up for national medal

The Pierce County Library System has been named as a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Services.

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02/14/13

SPEEA files new ULP charge on Boeing

The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace filed a new Unfair Labor Practices charge against Boeing on Wednesday, stemming from Boeing security banning SPEEA workers from leafleting in Everett.

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02/14/13

Foreclosures up from last year in Wash.

Washington saw a 110 percent increase in foreclosures from January 2012 to last month, according to data released today by foreclosure listing company RealtyTrac.

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02/14/13

Wyo. company signs with Cherry Point terminal

Cloud Peak Energy, based in Gillette, Wyo., has just completed an pact to ship up to 16 million tons of coal annually out of SSA Marine’s proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point in Bellingham, when and if it is built.

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02/13/13

Zillow gets record 4Q results

Leading real estate and home data marketplace Zillow's quarterly revenue skyrocketed 73 percent over 2011, to $34.3 million.

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02/13/13

Boeing gets more 737 orders

Icelandair has announced that the company has ordered 16 737 MAX airplanes from Boeing, topping by four the commitment to a dozen planes made last December.

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02/13/13

Centralia bridge plan gets action

The first of three bridges on the books for Centralia hits a major milestone in construction early tomorrow.

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02/13/13

Tacoma picks up tourism 'Wonders'

Tacoma's most important tourism "Wonder" is Point Defiance Park & Zoo, according to a local survey of the city's main public attractions. Rounding out the top five are Union Station, the Ruston Way waterfront, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and views of Mt. Rainier.

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02/13/13

Comcast takes over NBCU

Comcast, with a shell-out figure of $16.7 billion, has bought out General Electric's final 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal studios.

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02/13/13

Minimum wage most tweeted topic

At the post-address press briefing, after the president's State of the Union, the White House said that the minimum wage proposal was the "most-tweeted" item of the evening.

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02/12/13

South King tourism up sharply in 2012

According to the Travel Impacts report compiled by Dean Runyan Associates, visitor spending in four South King County communities increased by 5.8 percent from 2011 to 2012.

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02/12/13

Volunteers help prepare tax returns

KeyBank volunteers and others staffed two Tacoma-area Super Refund Saturday events last weekend.

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02/12/13

State looks to up Narrows Bridge tolls

Tolling plans for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and State Route 520 will be discussed at the State Transportation Commission’s meeting next week in Olympia.

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02/12/13

Earnings at 4-year high for Kitsap Bank

Kitsap Bank announced year-end earnings for 2012, with profits for the 12 months totaling $7.8 million, the highest earnings level in four years.

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02/12/13

Small biz ideas for State of the Union

What do small business owners want to hear in the State of the Union address?

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02/12/13

Land Trust exec honored by Inslee

Capitol Land Trust Executive Director Eric Erler, executive director of Capitol Land Trust, received an environmental excellence award this morning from Gov. Jay Inslee.

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02/12/13

Local 'angels' fund Tacoma firm

Local angel investors have placed $1.4 million into the hands of Tacoma-based CloudSway, a company that developed a cloud-based financial project management application.

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02/11/13

Jail time for former, local hotel controller

The former controller of a hotel group based in Tacoma was sentenced today to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release for six counts of wire fraud.

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02/11/13

State releases quarterly economic report

Major General Fund-State revenue collections for the Jan. 11 to Feb. 10, 2013 collection period were $8.4 million (0.6%) lower than the November forecast, but a shortfall had been anticipated due to higher-than-expected Revenue Act receipts in the two prior months.

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02/11/13

SSBR releases 'Go Local' episode

Knowing local merchants and professional service businesses are the backbone of every community, Business Examiner's "South Sound Business Report" crew decided to feature these companies in an episode that premiered yesterday.

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02/11/13

Strategies proposed to reduce toxic substances

Washignton Deparrtment of Ecology is asking the public to weigh in on new strategies being proposed to reduce the use of toxic substances in Washington.

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02/11/13

Small biz confidence slightly ticks up

Small-business owner confidence continues to drag, according to the National Federation of Independent Business' Small Business Optimism Index. The Index gained 0.9 points, rising to 88.9, failing to regain the losses caused by last month's fiscal cliff scare.

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02/11/13

Land trusts receive major donations

Both Capitol Land Trust and Nisqually Land Trust announced today that each organization received a bequest of $270,000 from the estate of the late Jane Willits, sister of Olympia-based conservation leader and estate trustee Ward Willits.

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02/11/13

Western Wash. 2012 crime report released

The U.S. Attorney's Office - Western District of Washington has released its 2012 Report to the Community.

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02/11/13

Survey: Men are confident about retirement

The world is buzzing about the resignation announcement from Pope Benedict XVI. Along with the obvious religious discussion that will take place, this event is also causing many to research and analyze the retirement process. For example, today American United Life Insurance Company released a retirement plan participant survey that revealed there is a wide gender gap when it comes to confidence in the ability to retire and maintain current lifestyle.

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02/08/13

Credit card meters no more in Olympia

Test meters with credit card capabilities to be replaced with former models

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02/08/13

Sound Transit ridership highest ever

Sound Transit's 2012 ridership numbers top agency predictions

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02/08/13

Health care spending slows

Congressional Budget Office report projects less for national programs

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02/08/13

DSHS shakes up departments

Department of Social and Health Services Secretary Kevin W. Quigley today said that he is reorganizing the Department’s leadership team to better align management responsibilities to improve service delivery. “Gov. Inslee has made it clear that we need to do more to meet our obligations to children and families in Washington,” Quigley said.  As of this directive, responsibilities for the Department’s current Aging and Disability Services Administration (ADSA) have been assigned to three smaller administrations, whose leadership can focus as a team on the specific needs of people served by DSHS while simultaneously responding to those needs across systems. Quigley said the need to focus management responsibilities is part of the reason for the...

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02/08/13

Budd Inlet gets a facelift

Olympia partnership mounts waterway cleanup effort through mid-March

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02/07/13

Strike in Auburn ends

After nine weeks of conflict, the strike at an Auburn facility ended. Thursday evening warehouse workers and drivers, represented by Teamsters Local 117, voted to ratify a fully-recommended 5-year contract agreement with United Natural Foods, Inc.

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02/07/13

Wall Street's rally hits stall

A big January on Wall Street hit a stall today as stocks fell due to worries about weak growth in Europe and weak earnings stateside.

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02/07/13

Boeing, Milgard award grants to aid military

Two local funders, Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship and the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation, recently awarded grants to help provide community services to active-duty military members, veterans and their families.

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02/07/13

Tacoma Ford dealer now EV-certified

Titus-Will Ford is now one of three Ford dealers in the South Sound area certified to sell electric and plug-in hybrid electrified vehicles.

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02/07/13

Boeing hails NTSB investigation

Boeing released a statement today acknowledging the National Transportation Safety Board’s month-long investigation into the origin of fires on the company’s 787 Dreamliner jets. The NTSB probe, which found a short-circuit in one of the aircraft’s lithium ion batteries, was hailed by Boeing as demonstrating a “narrowing of the focus of the investigation … while providing the public with a better understanding of the nature of the investigation.”

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02/07/13

Tacoma to inform property owners of issues

The City of Tacoma is working with property owners across 15 neighborhood business districts to help identify and preemptively address any possible code violations on their sites.

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02/06/13

Ideas coming for surviving Streetscape

City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department, in partnership with the Downtown Merchants Group, will host a free workshop entitled Bringing in the Green on Thursday, Feb. 7.

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02/06/13

New brand proposed for Gig Harbor

Following a three-day process that included a series of six community roundtable meetings involving more than 80 stakeholders, consultants presented a proposed, new identity for the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association.

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