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Washington loses 787-10 work

Boeing announced today that final assembly of the 787-10 model will take place exclusively in South Carolina. The company will continue to assemble both 787-8s and 787-9s in Everett and North Charleston.

July 2014

Tech sector jobs volatile

Even before Microsoft announced plans to reduce its workforce by 18,000, a new report shows that job cuts in the technology sector were well ahead of last year’s pace.

July 2014

Timberland’s strong second quarter

Timberland Bancorp. Inc. earnings were up more than 23 percent over the prior three month period. Net income was $1.43 million, compared to $1.16 million -- more than double the $678,000 quarterly return reported June 30, 2013.

July 2014

Columbia Bank adding Idaho locations

Tacoma-headquartered Columbia Banking System Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Intermountain Community Bancorp based in Sandpoint, Idaho.

July 2014

New citizens to feel ‘top of the world’

The first ever naturalization ceremony this afternoon at Paradise on Mount Rainier will see 16 new American citizens from nine countries swear their oath of allegiance to the United States of America.

July 2014

Quinault Tribe leases Westport uplands

Port of Grays Harbor commissioners have approved the transfer to Quinault Tribal Enterprises a lease between tenant RPMM and the Port. This is the first upland lease between QTE and the Port.

July 2014

State tax collections still growing, slowly

Today’s report on revenue collections shows that major General Fund receipts for the 30-day period ended yesterday (July 10) were $25.5 million (two percent) higher than the June forecast.

July 2014

Burn ban extended to whole state

Washington’s Department of Natural Resources is expanding the burn ban from DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington to include those west of the Cascades.

July 2014

N.Y. firm to study oil shipments in Wash.

A New York firm has received a $250,000 contract from the state Department of Ecology to analyze impacts of marine and rail oil transportation in Washington state.

June 2014

Haley will chair Transportation Commission

Anne Haley, Walla Walla, has been elected to serve as chair of Washington State Transportation Commission effective July 1.

June 2014
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