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Legislature Special Session III called

Washington state agencies are just nine days out from a government shut-down, so the governor this afternoon called for a third special Legislative session starting tomorrow to find a budget plan.

June 2017

Clean energy $$ to Auburn company

State funds invested in clean energy projects will aid a South Sound company to prove the concept for wide-ranging food waste recycling on Vashon Island.

June 2017

Interim leader for state HCA

Another state executive agency will see an interim director starting next month, as the governor's team conducts a search for the next leader of the Health care Authority.

June 2017

State revenue forecast updated

A modest improvement in forecasted state tax revenues announced today will not itself be enough to resolve budgetary differences in the state capital, even as the clocks runs down of the current legislative special session.

June 2017

More local jobs filled in May

Today's jobs report looks strong, again. Several hundred more South Sound residents were employed in May than April this year, but local unemployment rates did not vary much of the month.

June 2017

Sales tax $$ allocated in Thurston

South Sound non-profit agencies will share nearly one-quarter million dollars in local option sales taxes collected in Thurston County to provide chemical dependency and mental health treatment programs.

June 2017

L&I seeking ‘heroes’

Individual workers who stepped up during a workplace or industrial emergency may be recognized by the state. Nominations are due this month for incidents that happened during the 12 months ended May 31, 2017.

June 2017

Oly performance center to close for repairs

Needed mechanical repairs will require an extended summer closure for Olympia's Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

June 2017

Ex-Congressman worries about future

Long-time South Sound U.S. Representative Norm Dicks is dismayed over what's happening today in the nation's capital, he tells local community leaders.

June 2017

New SBA advocate named

The Trump administration is beginning to fill out political appointments at federal agencies, including the U.S. Small Business Administration.

June 2017
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