Archive of: Olympia

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Federal inspectors back at Western State

A survey team from the federal government has returned to Lakewood for a re-survey of operations and conditions at Western State Hospital. A visit last year resulted in a plan to make significant improvements or lose federal funding.

May 2017

Port of Olympia retirement, restructuring?

Arguably the "dean" of Washington ports financial experts, Jeff Smith will retire from Port of Olympia next month. Managers and commissioners of the port district are considering whether to restructure fiscal roles in his absence.

April 2017

Eatery inspection results online

Public health authorities in Thurston County have a new website to share their inspection results with the public. The searchable detailed listing will be updated daily.

April 2017

Blue waters, ‘green’ port

The local chamber of commerce dubbed Port of Olympia as the leading 'Green Business' operation among government agencies.

April 2017

Why?’ is the most important question

This long-time controller/CFO has added HR responsibilities since joining Association of Washington Business some 3+ years ago. And the assignment fits well, as he understands that People are the most important factor to any organization's success.

April 2017

Fake L&I claims bring jail

Five years after an on-the-job injury claim from a construction accident, an Auburn man received a jail sentence this week, and was ordered to repay worker's compensation payments he collected.

April 2017

Thurston County: a taste for ?

Iconic local candy manufacturer Ice Chips is joining with visitor promotion folks in the South Sound to identify the "Taste of Thurston County" The vote is up to you.

March 2017

Small biz experience in not-for-profit role

A dedicated financial professional in a not-for-profit organization provides positive engagement with management and the board of directors to accomplish overall mission – that describes Richele Center, a finalist for 2017 Financial Executives of the Year.

March 2017

‘Let the budget battle begin …’

As they head toward a projected adjournment in about a month, state legislators now have three widely divergent budget proposals to consider, following House Democrats's plan for new taxes and higher spending released today.

March 2017

WA Secretary of State battling cancer

The state's top elections officer and administrator of many official functions related to businessed announced today that she is beginning a battle against cancer, calling her disease "curable," in the words of her doctors.

March 2017
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