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You shouldnt have to drive more than 20 miles to buy your whiskey and gin. Thats the idea driving the state Liquor Control Board to let a few more small stores sell hard liquor under the voter-approved privatization scheme that limited most sales to stores 10,000 square feet and bigger.
When Norm Dicks announced his surprise retirement last year after 36 years in Congress, the Bremerton Democrat said he was ready to change gears and enjoy life at a different pace.
You shouldnt have to drive more than 20 miles to buy your whiskey and gin.
Citing fairness issues, Tacoma’s City Council unanimously rejected a measure Tuesday that would have given nearly 400 non-union Tacoma Public Utilities workers $4.7 million in market-based pay raises over the current two-year budget cycle.
WASHINGTON — Sexual assaults in the military are a growing epidemic across the services, and thousands of victims are still unwilling to come forward, despite a slew of new oversight and assistance programs, according to Pentagon documents.
Lakewood police lieutenants have formed their own union, adding another wrinkle in the city’s drawn-out labor negotiations.
Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that state lawmakers have made progress in ongoing budget talks by at least agreeing on how much things will actually cost.
More than 400 nonunion city workers mostly Tacoma Public Utilities employees are set to receive what officials are calling market-driven rate adjustments and other pay increases totaling $5.1 million over the next two years, under a proposal headed for a City Council vote Tuesday.
On a Wednesday night in late February, the state House Education Committee chairwoman met with Lucinda Young and James Regan over dinner at Gardner’s Seafood & Pasta Restaurant.
Here’s a couple of things to keep in mind when state lawmakers return to special session on May 13.
Republicans in the state Senate want to revive a handful of controversial education-reform measures during upcoming budget negotiations, including giving principals veto authority over teacher transfers, assigning letter grades to schools, and intervening when students can’t read well by third grade.
Former Gov. Chris Gregoire's $159,608 pension, the most of any retiree from state general government, would not be nearly as high except it falls under rules abolished in 1977. She benefits because her government career started earlier.
Kim Roscoe, a former Fife City Council member, was chosen last week to fill a vacant city council position.
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Pat Kohler as the new director of the Department of Licensing, pulling Kohler from the Liquor Control Board that is in the middle of writing rules for the state’s brand new marijuana industry.
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