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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Snohomish County Launches Young Adult Workforce Website

    Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in:
    • Workforce Development
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Youthworks is a collaboration between Workforce Snohomish, Snohomish STEM, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Everett Community College, Cocoon House, and WorkSource. Businesses can post job openings immediately.
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  • King County Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Ordinance on Hold

    Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Environment
    • Advocacy
    After months of engaging with King County staff and elected officials on the problematic C&D waste diversion ordinance, the county has put it on hold.
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  • The Economy Through 2018: Finally Behaving Well!

    Posted on Jun 12, 2018 in:
    • Elliot Eisenberg
    Despite more political uncertainty than usual emanating from Washington, the next 12 months are shaping up well. The odds of a recession remain very low—about 10 percent—despite now being in the middle of the second longest economic recovery in US history. Regrettably, the worker shortage will worsen. With unemployment below 4 percent—and with labor force growth weak—the struggle to find workers will get worse before it gets better.
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  • CFC Stormwater Fee Increase in North Bend

    Posted on Jun 8, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Advocacy
    The North Bend City Council has adopted an increase in “Capital Facilities Charges” (CFC) stormwater fees, from $870 to $2,526 per “Equivalent Service Unit” (ESU) with an annual increase or decrease on January 1 of each year.
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  • AWWD Adopts Reduced Flat Fee GFC Increase

    Posted on Jun 8, 2018 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    On Monday, June 4, Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) Commissioners adopted staff-proposed flat rate increases. Your association worked with staff to amend the previously proposed, significantly higher 1” fee.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer