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12/22/14

Pierce pot ban upheld by judge

For the fifth time, a superior court judge today agreed with an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s Office earlier this year, concluding that nothing in Initiative 502 overrides local...

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12/22/14

Baumgartner plans 2015 hearing on port slowdown

State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has announced his intention to open a probe of the slowdown that has hampered Pacific coast ports, including the Port of Tacoma.

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12/22/14

RAM Restaurants becomes employee-owned company

The RAM family of restaurants and breweries announced today that it has become an employee-owned company.

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12/22/14

NLRB: PLU adjunct faculty can unionize

The National Labor Relations Board has decided that adjunct faculty members at Pacific Lutheran University do have the right to seek union representation to aid in their labor contract...

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12/19/14

Interfor will buy Simpson Lumber mills

Simpson Lumber mills in Tacoma and Longview, along with the headquarters building in Tacoma, will be purchased by Interfor Corp., a Vancouver, B.C.-based lumber manufacturer, in the first quarter...

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12/19/14

Grocer expanding to four states

Haggan Inc., a grocery chain based in Bellingham that formerly operated Top Foods outlets in the South Sound, is expanding to California, Arizona and Nevada as it buys stores spun off after Safeway...

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12/19/14

Car imports locked to Tacoma through 2019

The two current auto importers operating at Port of Tacoma have new agreements committing their activity through the end of 2019. It assures that there will be a flow of brand new Kia models along...

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12/19/14

New president named at TCC

Tacoma Community College has named its new president, tapping Sheila K. Ruhland, Ph.D., the current leader of Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, Wisc. She will begin in March 2015.

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12/18/14

Governor’s ‘time to invest’ budget has new taxes

The governor released his 2015-2017 budget plan today and Republicans immediately noted what they say would be $4.3 billion in new tax increases over the next four years.

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12/18/14

Investor outlook for 2015 and beyond

Russell Investments is telling its clients and the public to expect continued single-digit profits growth, further gradual declines in unemployment and a gradual tightening of interest rates in the...

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