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September 11, 2018

Detailing the differences: Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family and Medical Leave

The voter-approved Paid Sick Leave program, run by the state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) that took effect in January, is...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
August 14, 2018

Infrastructure investments may be on the table in 2019

Seven of Washington’s U.S. House and Senate members addressed the key issue of federal infrastructure spending at AWB's second-annual Federal Aff...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
July 5, 2018

Determination, inspiration sum up 50th Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

Born just before Hurricane Inik...
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July 2, 2018

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen added to line-up at Federal Affairs Summit

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen confirmed this week that he will speak at AWB’s Federal Affairs Summit in August, bringing the number of confirmed speakers...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
June 15, 2018

Alaffia recognized for the successful intersection of business, fair trade and social good

Alaffia’s husband and wife founders, and the company’s entire workforce in Washington state and in West Africa, had a remarkable week....
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
June 11, 2018

Iconic maritime industry facing workforce shortage, uncertain future

Washington's working waterfronts are a major source of the state's economic power. Even as the state's export and import business is bo...
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May 2, 2018

National Small Business Week celebrates risk-takers, job creators

The U.S. Small Business Administration  National Small Business Week began April 29 and ends May 5. The week is especially meaningful because...
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March 21, 2018

Growing the good

The world’s largest retailer now carries Alaffia, a line of fair-trade skin and body care products made from ingredients sourced from one of the...
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February 14, 2018

Washington Manufacturing: A love story

Washington's manufacturing love affair goes back to shortly after Washington officially became a state. The manufacturing base's roots began with t...
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February 1, 2018

Governor's top policy advisers discuss carbon tax, rural economy at Lobby Lunch (w/video)

Despite the short, 60-day legislative session, the governor has some lofty policy goals.Three of his top staff, Charles Knutson, senior policy advi...
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