Archive of: Lewis County, Mason County, Thurston County

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‘Where, or where, to park’

The future plan for parking in downtown Olympia will be formed from public input, including a new online survey.

February 2017

Executive moves of note

Newly announced executive leaders are named for several organizations in the South Sound.

February 2017

From SSBiz: Help wanted, bring hammer

Construction firms in the South Sound are finding it difficult to hire the number of skilled workers they need to respond to all the building projects coming to market.

February 2017

Ecology levies $380,900 in fines last quarter

Almost $400,000 in penalties for environmental infractions last quarter came from the state Department of Ecology.

February 2017

Paid sick leave rules developing

Election results decided that all workers in Washington are entitled to get paid sick leave, but it is up to the rule-making process at state Dept. of Labor & Industries to translate that mandate into specifics the employers can put in place.

February 2017

Thurston names County Manager

Promoting from within was the solution for Thurston County commissioners seeking to hire a new County Manager.

February 2017

‘Hands off our unions,’ members say

A large crowd of labor union members packed a legislative hearing room this week to speak against proposed "Right-to-Work" legislation being considered by the Senate.

February 2017

Legislature addresses labor this week

Committees of the state legislature are studying proposals focused on government workers this week, drawing a daily visit from union representatives.

February 2017

Home sales still exceeding listings

The new year showed uncharacteristically high activity in the residential real estate market, at least compared to several years ago, though not unlike 2016.

February 2017

Snow reduces business significantly

Mother Nature perhaps needed an extra day to recover from Sunday's spectacular Super Bowl over-time finish, so she dished up a hefty dose of winter weather today.

February 2017
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