Archive of: Olympia

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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
Port of Olympia completes purchase

Port of Olympia completes purchase

Continuing its strategy to emphasize industrial space and buildings, Olympia's port commission has purchased three buildings in Lacey from a private developer.

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
Cruise ships coming to South Sound

Cruise ships coming to South Sound

An experience tour ship company that has been carrying visitors to the Columbia and Snake Rivers, as well as Alaska's Inside Passage, for years has announced plans to call in the South Sound in 2018.

May 2017

Thurston realtors invest in community

Real estate agents are quite busy in today's red-hot residential market, but a large number of them from Thurston County took the day off on Friday, to work in their community.

May 2017
‘Greeners’ win UWT Biz Plan contest

‘Greeners’ win UWT Biz Plan contest

Producers of a hard cider beverage product in Olympia earned a big jump-start with the top prize in a business plan competition for military veterans entering entrepreneurship through local higher education studies.

May 2017

No government work for ‘wage cheats’

State and local government contracts are no longer available to any company that's been found guilty of wage theft, under a new law signed today at the state capital.

May 2017

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
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