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January 1, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Wednesday Memo: Seawall costs rise … Pot predictions … Minimum wage rises

Happy New Year! Weather: National Weather Service forecast Seawall price going up:  Seattle transportation officials say the estimated costs associated with replacing the seawall project have grown from $300 million to about $330 million over the past year. The rising costs were known to some officials last summer, but are only now being…


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May 10, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Obama’s speech at the fundraising brunch

Posted by Jim Brunner / Seattle Times staff reporter At the Seattle home of Ann and Bruce Blume, where the fundraising brunch for the president is being held, Obama spoke to a small room of donors for about 11 minutes. (He was introduced by the Blumes’ daughter, Libby.) The president did not mention gay marriage, which he announced…


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January 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Tacoma city layoffs will hit fewer than thought

From The News Tribune For the past month,  city officials have publicly cited 67 as the number of non-public safety employees who face layoffs tomorrow due to a budget crunch. But when layoff notices go out Friday at the City of Tacoma, far fewer employees will actually get pink slips, city officials said Thursday. Go here for…


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November 30, 2011 at 11:05 AM

UW ranks high in income from business spinoffs

The University of Washington made $69 million in license income from business spinoffs in 2010, the eighth-largest amount among universities across the country, according to a report released today by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The UW executed 196 licenses and options in 2010, also putting it near the top of the list. Like many…


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