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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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12/18/14

New leader at Orting vets home

A new superintendent has been appointed at Washington Soldiers Home in Orting by its operator, the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Will Slusarski has been as assistant to that role, while...

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12/18/14

Dockside slow-down update

Two sides in waterfront labor dispute still talking, according to statements from each. Meanwhile, delays continue at Port of Tacoma and all other Pacific Coast terminals.

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12/18/14

Container volume growth streak ends at Port of Tacoma

As expected, container volumes at the Port of Tacoma dropped sharply in the month of November, reportedly due to a labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the...

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12/18/14

Construction to start on Frederickson sawmill complex

Sierra Pacific Industries, a forest products company based in Anderson, Calif., announced that they will immediately begin construction of a sawmill in Frederickson.

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12/17/14

Palis tapped as Tacoma General's new COO

MultiCare Health System's Tacoma General Hospital has named Adar Palis as its new Chief Operating Officer.

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12/17/14

Inslee includes SR 167 in $12 billion transportation plan

In a new $12 billion, 12-year transportation revenue proposal announced yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to make big things happen.

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12/17/14

Unemployment sees uptick third month in a row

While 6,800 new jobs poured in from October to November, Washington state saw its unemployment rise for the third month in a row, up to 6.2 percent.

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12/17/14

Franciscan, MultiCare partner to propose psychiatric hospital

The region's two largest health care systems, CHI Franciscan Health and MultiCare Health System, have filed a Certificate of Need application with the Washington State Department of Health to...

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