South Sound grocery workers denied hazard pay with veto threat

Pierce County Council approved hazard pay for grocery workers Tuesday evening. It follows similar wins for organized labor who pushed similar efforts in Seattle and King County, but the county’s top elected official announced he did not support the hazard pay.

$6 million settlement for men abused at Tacoma boys home

Insurance companies are paying $6 million to settle a lawsuit brought against Kiwanis International and local Kiwanis clubs by seven men who were sexually abused at a Centralia group home for boys decades ago, attorneys for the men said Monday.