Archive of: Lewis County

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Colder weather, warmer hearts

Columbia Bank has kicked off its annual winter drive to assist local homeless shelters and the neighbors who need their services.

November 2016

Lewis Co. will hand-off seniors nutrition

Senior activity and nutrition centers in Lewis County will be looking for new operators in the new year, after the 2017 budget left them out of spending priorities.

November 2016

Some clarity on ‘exempt’ court ruling

That rule to extend over-time to your lowest paid employees: Never mind, at least for now, after a federal judge in Texas decided the federal mandate was outside the authority of U.S. Department of Labor.

November 2016

A deeper look at October jobs data

Take another look at October employment statistics from the state; they show jobs still growing and unemployment is shrinking.

November 2016

State version of Obamacare growing

More Washington residents are turning to the state-sponsored health plan model to purchase medical care coverage, according to year-end enrollment counts.

November 2016

EPA sets new water quality rules

Federal authorities today announced that they haveover-ruled some state environmental protection steps toward controlling toxic pollutants in Washington waters.

November 2016

Dollar Tree store gets $145k safety fine

Repeated, willful violations of state worker safety rules brought a proposed $145,200 fine to a South Sound retail chain, after inspections at its Chehalis and Aberdeen stores.

November 2016

From SSBiz: Payroll changes coming next month

Changes to federal wage-hour rules mean many formerly salaried employees will become time-clock, hourly workers on December 1st. Their employers need to talk about this with them, so the change is not traumatic.

November 2016

A tale of two states

Roughly half of Washington residents are seeing a full recovery from the recession, while the rest are decidedly not.

October 2016

4 of Top 10 for retail sales in South Sound

The City of Fife records more than six times the average per capita retail sales over the whole state, according to new publication. Three other South Sound cities also made the top 10 performing markets.

October 2016
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