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03/03/15

Tacoma light rail lagging

Fewer riders in 2014 meant Tacoma Link light rail did not meet its projected utilization rates, according the year-end data released by operator, Sound Transit.

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03/03/15

Construction jobs trimmed in January

Harsh winter weather on the Eastern Seaboard may be to blame for a fall-off in construction spending during January, according to analysis by an industry economist. Even with the drop, however,...

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03/03/15

Stadium H.S. wins state restaurant contest

Washington's restaurant industry supported a statewide competition for high school students interested in that sector, and Tacoma students won the Management portion of last weekend's contest.

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03/03/15

Today’s reactions to Transportation plan

As the state House of Representatives begins consideration of a $15 billion transportation package passed yesterday by the Senate, voices are being heard from Labor and metro-Seattle solons that...

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03/03/15

Shelton operations remain Simpson

Simpson Lumber continuing operations of McCleary's door manufacturing plant and, for now, the downtown Shelton lumber mill, following sale of Tacoma and Longview mills to Canadians.

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03/02/15

Small business poll says ‘No’ to wage hike

Small business statewide poll rejects carbon fuel standard, carbon tax and higher minimum wage in poll results announced today.

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03/02/15

State Senate moves Transportation plan

Repairs and expansions may be coming to Washington state highways, ferries and other transportation infrastructure after today's votes by the State Senate. A $15 billion package will now be...

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03/02/15

Oil transport study finalized today

The state legislature today received the final recommendations from the state Department of Ecology for a new state policy on oil transportation.

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03/02/15

World’s largest credit union adds to Tacoma

A fourth South Sound branch of Navy Federal Credit Union will be opening this week to serve the 26,000 local members of what calls itself "the world's largest credit union with more than 5 million...

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03/02/15

New mortgage financing option

A new in-house mortgage lending option became part of the Quadrant Homes offering today, making Washington one of just two states in the nation to provide lending services through the new company.

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