Archive of: Lewis County

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Around the Sound

Area business owners can hear updates of this year's legislative session, voice concerns and ask questions of Sen. Jim Kastama, D-Puyallup, and Rep. Dawn Morrell, D-Puyallup at a town hall meeting tomorrow between 10 a.m. and noon in the South Meeting Room of the Puyallup Public Library, located at 324 S. Meridian in Puyallup.

February 2008

Earnings fell in January

Average weekly earnings fell by 0.5 percent between December and January, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

February 2008

Around the Sound

Washington State Department of Natural Resources will bring its statewide 50th anniversary celebration to Lewis County Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Bethel Church, 132 Kirkland Rd., Chehalis, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

February 2008

Committee approves tax breaks for flood victims

The state House Finance Committee approved two bills earlier this week that would provide tax relief for victims of the December flood.

February 2008

Retailers cheer signing of economic stimulus bill

National Retail Federation welcomed today's signing of economic stimulus legislation by President George Bush, and the group praised Congress and the administration for moving quickly on the issue.

February 2008

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

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

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
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