Archive of: Lewis County, Mason County, Thurston County

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Officials to extend disaster outreach

Federal disaster officials notified the state Department of Social and Health Services this week that it would extend funding for Disaster Outreach Services, a program aimed at providing emotional support, information and service referrals to Southwest Washington residents hit hardest by last December's windstorm and flooding.

February 2008

BLOG WATCH: The mystery of math

Gov. Chris Gregoire has backed away from her previous pledge to keep more than $1 billion in the state's coffers, saying that a potential economic slowdown could require dipping into the reserve to save key programs.

February 2008

Belco to expand operations

Belco Forest Products will expand soon with 16 new jobs, bringing its total employment in Shelton to 61, announced Matt Matayoshi, executive director of Mason County Economic Development Council.

February 2008

ACORN, Countrywide partner

Washington members of the ACORN Housing Corp. announced an agreement with Countrywide Financial Corp. this afternoon that increases homeowner protections for subprime borrowers who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments.

February 2008

SBA sends valentine to small businesses

The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration felt it proper to give Washington's small business community a Valentine's Day of sorts by pointing out the top 10 reasons to appreciate entrepreneurs in the state:

February 2008

Tax collections weakened in January

Tax payments made to the state were considerably weaker last month, according to a Revenue Collection Report released this week by the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. Collections between Jan. 11 and Feb. 10 were $1.25 billion, or 2.8 percent less than expected.

February 2008

Cardinal Glass to begin making solar panels

Those who attended the 25th-anniversary Lewis County Economic Development Council banquet last night had reason to celebrate: Cardinal Glass has announced it will soon be making solar panels.

February 2008

Home prices edge up in Puget Sound

Prices for homes that sold last month in Western Washington edged up slightly from a year ago, according to new figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. In its recap of January activity, the MLS reported inventory, while still plentiful, reached its lowest level since April 2007.

February 2008
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