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The 2014 General Election was certified by the Pierce County Canvassing Board today, bringing the election to a close. Results are available on the Pierce County Elections website.
Before we get into the fun and festivities of Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, I just want to comment on yesterday's threat of flooding.
The average increase in workers' compensation premiums in 2015 will be less than half of the amount initially proposed. Much of the credit goes to improved third-quarter financial numbers for the state workers' compensation system. The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) also considered public input about the proposed rate as the agency decided on a final increase of 0.8 percent.
Razor clam diggers can count on a week-long opening beginning Dec. 3 and start planning trips to Washington's beaches in early 2015, after state shellfish managers today announced a schedule of proposed digs through February.
After a temporary closure of Chinook and Cayuses passes over the weekend, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews have decided to keep the passes closed for the season as of Monday, Nov. 24.