A Lacey business called Seasoft Scuba Gear has been fined $197,000 for dumping hazardous waste down a toilet, into a storm drain and on to the ground, the state Department of Ecology announced Tuesday.
David Zeeck, publisher and former executive editor of The News Tribune, will leave the Tacoma newspaper next month after 24 years. The McClatchy Co., which owns The News Tribune, made the announcement Tuesday.
The Thurston County housing market cooled in November — just as it did in October — as some buyers stayed on the sidelines because of seasonal factors or slightly higher mortgage interest rates, according to recently released data by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
The Providence St. Joseph Health Consolidated Service Center, a distributor of medical supplies in Hawks Prairie, is set to close in February and result in more than 20 layoffs, according to the state Employment Security Department.
Tear gas billowed across the protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations in Paris and a water cannon shot a frigid stream at the crowd on the fifth straight weekend of protests by France's "yellow vest" movement.
President Donald Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who's facing investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end.