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01/19/17

Washington employment ends 2016 strong

Washington’s unemployment rate dropped for the fifth month in a row, hitting a new low of 5.2 percent in December.

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01/19/17

Ground broken for Tacoma cold storage facility

Ground has been broken for Tacoma Automated Coldstore, a Pierce County cold storage facility that, upon completion, will be one of the largest such structures in the country.

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01/19/17

Kent clean tech startup selected for Wells Fargo incubator

Transformative Wave, a Kent company specializing in energy-saving HVAC retrofitting, is among the companies selected by Wells Fargo across the nation to participate in a $10 million clean...

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01/19/17

State considers tourism marketing program

Washington is currently the only state in the country without a statewide tourism marketing program, but it may not be for long.

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01/18/17

EPA releases local fines report

Six South Sound businesses are on the list of 67 violators cited by the EPA for third quarter last year. Five of them drew relatively minor fines for compliance infractions.

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01/18/17

Costs of living up slightly

Inflation not much of a worry from 2016 results, as the annual rise in Consumer Price Index as calculated by the federal government was 0.3 percent in December.

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01/18/17

Water partnership group honored

A regional cooperation for managing water supplies serving Central and South Puget Sound communities earned a national award for its work.

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01/18/17

Christmas sales were ‘merry’

Our most recent holiday gift-giving and dining out season increased by twice from the year before, U.S. Census Bureau reports today.

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01/17/17

Thurston First Bank CEO retires

Following the successful merger of his Thurston First Bank into a Tacoma financial institution, CEO Jim Haley has announced his retirement.

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01/17/17

Emergency Food Network adds to leadership

Emergency Food Network in Lakewood has added Michelle Douglas as its new deputy director.

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