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Good performance brings Heritage reward

Heritage Financial Corporation today announced the upcoming payment of a special cash dividend, thanks to strong financial performance by subsidiary banks.

November 2014

Olympia port working on docks

Rehabilitation of three docks at Swantown Marina, Port of Olympia, will restore these moorages for pleasure vessels to quality levels. Massana Construction Inc. won the $809,434 contract to perform the work.

November 2014

GOP response: Working families still struggle

Lead Republican legislator on the state Forecast Council said the emphasis of next year's session in Olympia should be to help working families whose household budgets are not seeing the same growth as state government has.

November 2014

State revenue up in final 2014 forecast

A very small increase in expected state revenues reported this morning in Olympia means the state legislature will have to craft the next two-year budget with only $2.88 billion more to spend above the current biennium.

November 2014

Olympia pharmacy to Court of Appeals, again

The Ninth Circuit, federal Court of Appeals, will again hear arguments challenging a pharmacist's right to not dispense drugs that are counter to his or her personal beliefs. The case was initially filed by Olympia's Stormans Inc. in 2007.

November 2014

Fife turns to state licensing process

Businesses needing to be licensed for operation in Fife will be using the state's multi-jurisdictional Business Licensing Service to complete the process.

November 2014

Heritage a top SBA lender for 2014

Fiscal year summary of Small Business Administration-backed loans in western Washington mark Heritage Bank as #1 in 504 lending and 5th overall in SBA 7A lending. More than $37 million in combined totals were included in 15,566 loans.

November 2014

Individual health plans rates up just 1.5% for 2015

State insurance regulator says individual health plan rates will be only 1.5% higher for 2015, and there are 380 plans to choose from. Open enrollment begins on Saturday, Nov. 15.

November 2014

Olympia radiation unit joins Providence

Providence Health and Services will be integrating RadiantCare Radiation Oncology's practice following its acquisition. The transition is expected to be complete by the end of this year, with staff being invited to consider joining Providence.

November 2014

Little change in new state revenue forecast

Updated data sets did little to change the new quarterly forecast of state revenues and tax collections released today by Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic Forecast and Revenue Council.

November 2014
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