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Thurston County's new approach is putting fewer young offenders in detention center

By AMELIA DICKSON

New programs and treatment have resulted in a 75 percent reduction in the number of juveniles in detention since 1998.



Accreditation for WSU med school

The new Washington State University College of Medicine reached another milestone this week when it was accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


Oregon coast faces housing shortage

Astoria officials are considering placing limits on temporary lodging like Airbnb rentals to free up units for permanent residents of the coastal Oregon city.


Goodman sells Vive apartments for $24M

By JOURNAL STAFF

King County records show the sale of the Vive apartments in Ballard for $24 million. The sellers were four LLCs associated with Goodman Real Estate.

Architect says city can keep old buildings even as construction booms

By LYNN PORTER

Matt Aalfs says cities need new construction, but they are more interesting if they have buildings from different periods.


Local leaders join new arena panel

By JOURNAL STAFF

; Mayor Ed Murray announced on Thursday the creation of a 10-member community advisory panel that will consider proposals to redevelop or rebuild KeyArena.


Test-driving a new car? Take the tech for a spin

By DEE-ANN DURBIN

Consumers' complaints about phone connectivity, navigation and infotainment systems have lowered vehicle dependability scores.


As businesses move to big cities, company towns seek new identities

By SARA BURNETT

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year's State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the central Illinois town, declaring “We wouldn't be Peoria without Caterpillar.”


Ikea opens replacement Renton store

By JOURNAL STAFF

The new store has Ikea's updated design and layout, as well as a larger 600-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties

Flu season rough on small businesses

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG

The flu season has slammed many small businesses, weakening already thin staffing levels and forcing some owners to scramble to cover shifts or get the work done.







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