The port commissions of Seattle and Tacoma voted unanimously Tuesday to form the Northwest Seaport Alliance, unifying the longtime rivals’ marine cargo divisions. FULL ARTICLE
Pierce County has drawn a line in the sand for unlicensed medical-marijuana operations amid changes in state law: Dispensaries must obtain licenses or cease sales. FULL ARTICLE
The most commonly levied complaint against the construction of a new juvenile detention center – named the Children and Family Justice Center by King County – is that it will continue to incarcerate predominantly black and Hispanic youth. FULL ARTICLE
Health care reform and a massive influx of people into Washington state's Medicaid program — called Washington Apple Health — have resulted in a proposal to add new services. FULL ARTICLE
Taking a page from President Barack Obama, Gov. Jay Inslee is bypassing reluctant lawmakers to combat climate change through regulation. FULL ARTICLE
President Barack Obama’s clean-power plan released Monday is expected to give additional momentum to efforts already underway in the Northwest to reduce the use of coal-fired electricity. FULL ARTICLE
The U.S. Justice Department has asked to join the Tulalip Indian Tribes in a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the state and Snohomish County from collecting millions of dollars in taxes from non-Indian businesses so that the tribe can collect that money instead. FULL ARTICLE
The spotlight on executive compensation packages is about to get hotter. And for healthcare executives, among the highest-paid in the country, it could result in tough conversations about income inequality and how their pay is justified. FULL ARTICLE
President Barack Obama moved from entrepreneur to entrepreneur today, set up in a couple of rooms in the White House. He asked the kinds of questions all of these entrepreneurs have gotten used to answering. FULL ARTICLE
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