September 15, 2014
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WSDOT picks public transportation veteran to lead state's ferry system

Lynne Griffith, a former top leader at several transit agencies, has been tapped to lead the state's ferry system, the largest in the nation.
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Record numbers of fall chinook return to the Columbia River

Years of work to increase fish returns are paying off. A record number of fall chinook salmon were counted at the Bonneville Dam last week.
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No surprise: More and more Washington workers testing positive for pot

Washington and Colorado, the two states where "recreational" marijuana is legal, both showed major increases in usage during on-the-job drug tests last year. Still, while pot is legal in Washington, employers can continue to enforce zero tolerance policies.
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Wyoming appeals Oregon's denial of permit for Port of Morrow export terminal

The state of Wyoming lodged a formal protest last week of Oregon's recent decision not to allow a bulk export terminal on the Columbia River. Wyoming said Oregon is preventing its businesses from competing in the booming world coal markets. Read more »

Bestselling authors to speak on leadership in Tacoma

Learn how to increase your team's potential by asking the right questions. Authors and leadership experts John Maxwell, Linda Kaplan Thaler and Tim Sanders will show the way Oct. 10 at L2: Learn - Lead in Tacoma.
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Former Dick's Drive-In worker, then and now

By Melanie Wood, former Dick's crew member who went on to work at Verizon Wireless, Hewlett-Packard, Micro K12 and Microsoft

I have always admired Dick's Drive-In for strong involvement with the United Way, the scholarship program, celebrating with high school and college grads, and all that is achieved in the community.

High standards of integrity and strong work-ethic were my greatest takeaways from my time with the Drive-In, but it was also my first exposure to being part of team, as well as seeing what happens when an organization keeps focus on these community objectives.

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