Archive of: Olympia

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New leader for state homeless panel

There is a new chair for the State Advisory Council on Homelessness. Lael Duncan, executive director of Okanogan Community Action Council, a member of the body since 2006, will lead its functions in 2015.

December 2014

Thurston could consider $20 vehicle fee

Thurston County Commissioners tomorrow will consider creating a Transportation Benefit District that could bring a $20 per vehicle tax early next year to raise money for roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

December 2014

Olympia will have new mayor in 2016

In a written statement issued today, Olympia Mayor Steve Buxbaum said he will not be seeking reelection next fall. When his current term ends in December 2015, he will have served the city for six years.

December 2014

Heritage steps up for affordable housing

Heritage Bank is providing construction financing for an affordable housing project in Snohomish County, with participation from Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. Monroe Family Village will provide 47 living units for low income households.

December 2014

South Sound to gain 8 Haggen stores

Eight South Sound Albertson's and Safeway grocery stores will become part of Haggen Foods early in 2015, after completion of a spin-off from the merger between those two national brands.

December 2014

Olympia agency to add Tacoma/PC service

Community Youth Services, known for more than 40 years in service to vulnerable youth and young adults in Olympia and Thurston County, has been selected to create a similar program in Tacoma and Pierce County.

December 2014

Governor’s ‘time to invest’ budget has new taxes

The governor released his 2015-2017 budget plan today and Republicans immediately noted what they say would be $4.3 billion in new tax increases over the next four years.

December 2014

Red Wind Casino reopened after Thursday evening fire

Guests and workers at Nisqually Red Wind Casino were evacuated when a storm-related fire broke out around 9 p.m. Thursday evening, though the casino structure sustained no damage and reopened this morning.

December 2014

Biz confidence in Thurston highest since '08

In Thurston County, business confidence level has reached its highest levels since 2008.

December 2014

Olympia excavator fined by state

An Olympia-area excavating company has been fined by state regulators for violating Washington's "call before you dig" law.

December 2014
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