Archive of: Lewis County, Mason County, Thurston County

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State fines health plan for thin network

A health plan without enough authorized medical providers is not much of a bargain, according to state insurance supervisors. That situation brought a $1.5 million fine announced today.

December 2017

Thurston pharmacy tech suspended

Alleged personal use of a controlled substance intended for a patient as well as alcohol impairment during work hours has cost a Thurston County pharmacy technician her credential to work.

December 2017

L&I charges dropping in 2018

As predicted last September, 2018 workers' compensation insurance rates will go down a bit in the new year. The state agency that manages the insurance plan announced today an average 2.5 percent reduction starting January 1, 2018.

November 2017

Transit support group forms in Congress

Local and regional public transportation networks have hailed the formation of an in-Congress support group to argue for greater federal investments in transit systems. InterCity Transit in Olympia is among the supporters.

November 2017

49 acres joins Thurston shellfish protection

Shoreline protection for South Puget Sound is critical for water-dependent aqua farming and other business uses, as well as nature protection, and a new project near Henderson Inlet will fit both those goals.

November 2017

Thurston ‘Boss of Year’ honorees named

The annual program to identify outstanding managers in Thurston County has selected three individuals to be honored in mid-December. Included are a long-time non-profit CEO, golf club manager and high-profile attorney.

November 2017

Thurston County: ‘Thanks, Realtors’

Local real estate professionals' efforts to maintain an historic pioneer cemetery earned plaudits from county officials this week.

November 2017
ShopSmall day is tomorrrow

ShopSmall day is tomorrrow

National ShopSmall Day, a promotional observance that points to the significance of small employer companies within local and regional marketplaces, arrives in South Sound retail markets tomorrow.

November 2017

L&I sending new required posters

Newly required sick leave provisions for most employment agreements in Washington are highlighted in new posters being distributed to worksites in the state by L&I.

November 2017
New locomotives coming to Amtrak lines

New locomotives coming to Amtrak lines

Newer, more efficient and environmentally friendly power plants are beginning to show up on Amtrak services through the South Sound.

November 2017
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