Archive of: Olympia

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New partner in Olympia firm

With one partner serving in the state legislature, an Olympia business has added a new shareholder.

January 2017

EPA releases local fines report

Six South Sound businesses are on the list of 67 violators cited by the EPA for third quarter last year. Five of them drew relatively minor fines for compliance infractions.

January 2017

Thurston First Bank CEO retires

Following the successful merger of his Thurston First Bank into a Tacoma financial institution, CEO Jim Haley has announced his retirement.

January 2017
Motel fire this morning in Olympia

Motel fire this morning in Olympia

Two units in one building at an east Olympia motel were damaged this morning by fire of an unknown origin.

January 2017

State tax collections above target

With the state's economy continuing to be strong, tax collections sent to Olympia are trending above their projected rates, according to a report today in the capital.

January 2017

State health exchange sign-ups soaring

Even as the future of Obamacare is being debated in the nation's capital, Washington state residents in growing numbers are using its framework to buy their health and dental insurance.

January 2017

Dozen years enough for UTC commissioner

One-third of the leadership for state supervision of private utilities and firms engaged in transportation will be replaced early this year.

January 2017

Progress in unemployment payments

The introduction of a new on-line process for claiming jobless benefits did not go smoothly, but state officials report the bugs are being worked out.

January 2017

Home prices up double digits

Prices for homes listed for sale in Pierce and Thurston counties at the end of 2016 were almost 12 percent higher that comparable listings one year earlier.

January 2017

Jobless rates mostly down in November

Thurston County bucked the larger trend toward lower unemployment in November 2016 than the same month one year earlier.

December 2016
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