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South Sound, state going ‘Blue & Green’

As Super Bowl Sunday gets closer, it seems that almost every business -- and most fans -- are embracing the Seattle Seahawks in a quest to repeat as World Champions. Colored lighting has even appeared on some company headquarters buildings.

January 2015

Heritage sees big income growth in 2014

Heritage Financial Corporation showed year-over-year growth, reporting a net income of $7.3 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014. Net income for the year was $21 million, or 82 cents per diluted common share.

January 2015

Steve Zaitz, Financial Executive finalist

Chief Financial Officer of Associated Petroleum Products, Steve Zaitz, is a finalist for the program to select "2015 Financial Executive of the Year." A luncheon on Feb. 10 will showcase 14 nominees and name three honorees.

January 2015

Rally set to support dock workers

Longshore workers are calling on other union members to join them for a 6 p.m. rally at downtown Tacoma's Tollefson Plaza this Thursday to support their position in the on-going labor dispute with maritime terminal operators.

January 2015

Goodwill to open new store in Olympia

Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region will open a new outlet store in Olympia in February, along with expanded distribution and recycling centers with training components.

January 2015

Flood damage may reduce tax liabilities

Property that was damaged in recent flooding may be eligible for valuation assessment reductions, according to Lewis County Assessor Dianne Dorey. Other counties' assessors have yet to respond to related questions in their areas.

January 2015

Outdoor recreation has $21.6B state impact

Washington residents love their outdoors -- to the tune of 56 days a year on average, and almost $22 billion in annual expenditures. Those conclusions come from a new report prepared for the state by a Tacoma economic analysis firm.

January 2015

Shipping slowdown, dispute continues

Amidst a flurry on new press releases, international shippers' agent and longshoremen's union continue to dispute the causes of their labor dispute, even as containers are stranded on ships and docks.

January 2015

Lower gas prices rolling into 2015

With retail prices for gasoline at five-year lows in the South Sound, analysts predict they might drop even more in the coming few weeks as pump prices eventually catch up with steep declines in crude oil costs.

January 2015

‘Back to business’ in Olympia politics

NFIB Washington is using this week between the holidays to open a public discussion of the governor's proposal for higher taxes to fight climate change.

December 2014
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