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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

Heritage steps up for affordable housing

Heritage Bank is providing construction financing for an affordable housing project in Snohomish County, with participation from Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. Monroe Family Village will provide 47 living units for low income households.

December 2014

Trade customers call for end to Ports blockage

Numerous trade associations joined retailers of all sizes today in calling on the Obama administration to add a federal mediator to stalled contract negotiations between West Coast longshore union member and port terminal operators.

December 2014

Grocer expanding to four states

Haggan Inc., a grocery chain based in Bellingham that formerly operated Top Foods outlets in the South Sound, is expanding to California, Arizona and Nevada as it buys stores spun off after Safeway merges with Albertson's.

December 2014

Harborstone funds first two ‘micro loans’

First two micro-loans awarded by state's Microenterprise Loan Fund, thanks to financial resources of Harborstone Credit Union. Both recipients are small businesses in Seattle that wanted funding for expansion.

December 2014
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