State jobless rate holds firm in January

Despite preliminary estimates that indicated the state lost an estimated 7,200 jobs in January, Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held firm at 5.1 percent.

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Harborstone contributes $1,000 to MultiCare's Tree House

The third year of Harborstone’s Pay It Forward promotion led to a $1,000 contribution from the Tacoma credit union to MultiCare’s Tree House.

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Kreidler-backed insurance bill passes state House

A bill spearheaded by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler to protect insurance consumers from surprise medical bills passed the Washington House of Representatives yesterday on a vote of 81 to 17.

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New storage facility coming to Tehaleh community

The Tehaleh Planned Community in Pierce County is getting a new business with the addition of a soon-to-be constructed, locally owned 100,000-square-foot storage facility.

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Goodwill receiving grant for senior training

Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, based in Tacoma, is one of 20 regional Goodwill Organizations that will split a $16.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to help older job...

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Thurston accountable care organization selected to join national model

Northwest Momentum Health Partners in Thurston County has been chosen to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s accountable care organization model, dubbed Next Generation ACO.

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Kent's Airways Brewery to celebrate anniversary

Airways Brewery and Tap Room in Kent will celebrate its seventh anniversary on Saturday, one year after commemorating the occasion with a move.

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Record-low inventory continues frustrating home buyers

Home buyers are in a spring mood, but sellers are still hibernating, suggested one broker while commenting about the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

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Novelty e-retailer Thinkgeek coming to Tacoma Mall

Novelty e-store ThinkGeek will be the newest member of Tacoma Mall’s roster of retailers, with a 2,500-square-foot location opening at the Pierce County shopping complex this spring.

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Strong finish to 2016 at Port of Grays Harbor

Ag Processing Inc. — Port of Grays Harbor’s largest shipper — saw a record volume of agricultural exported through Terminal 2 at the Port, part of a surge that helped the facility see a...

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