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40/40: Building schools & learning for all

You likely won't find many individuals with more passion for the power of education that these two young community leaders. Both are acting on their beliefs in ways that earn a place on the 2017 "40 Under Forty" recognition list.

Taking a ferry? Plan to wait

On the eve of summer's final long holiday weekend, state transportation planners are warning of huge volumes and long delays.

Q1 2017 retail sales up strongly

Both Tacoma and greater Pierce County showed bigger percentage gains in taxable retail sales during the first three months of 2017 than did Washington state as a whole.

Week-long concrete drivers' strike ends

A new labor agreement between concrete suppliers and their union delivery drivers operating in the greater Seattle market reached this morning ended a week-long strike, ending the threat to half King County's building boom.

Other negatives in regional economy

Weaker conditions for manufacturers, slumping new- and used-car sales and continued soaring housing prices are all cited by the latest report from Washington state's official forecast office.

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Back-to-school spending

Did you spend your fair share in back-to-school shopping? Nationally, it's been estimated the spending totaled $8.5 billion.

Local inflation twice U.S. average

America's strongest metropolitan marketplaces are seeing more inflation for consumer prices than the rest of the country. That is why South Sound shoppers are seeing twice the national average in annual price increases through June.

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L&I sees lower ’18 Workers Comp rates

State government managers of the Workers' Compensation insurance program believe they can lower the per employee-hour premium an average of 2.5 percent next year.

State forecast sees revenue increase

Less than three months into Washington state's new biennium, economic forecasters already see larger tax collections than expected, along with generous opportunity for later weakness.

LCD refunds coming next week

Businesses and consumers in Washington that purchased items containing an LCD screen and later filed a claim with the state will start receiving refund checks next week, according to the state Attorney General.

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Archive »Regional News

Local inflation twice U.S. average

America's strongest metropolitan marketplaces are seeing more inflation for consumer prices than the rest of the country. That is why South Sound shoppers are seeing twice the national average in annual price increases through June.

Strong borrowing lifts HomeStreet results

Weaker demand for residential mortgages, because of the tight supply situation, impacted quarterly earnings for HomeStreet Inc., corporate parent to HomeStreet Bank.

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