Archive of: Olympia

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GOP budget disappoints state workers

Legislative budget battles continued today with release of a two-year spending plan by Republicans that control the state senate. Absent were labor contracts negotiated by the governor and unions for most state employees.

March 2017

14 Finalists for Financial Execs awards

Financial leaders of 14 private companies, non-profit organizations and government units are being judged for 2017 South Sound Financial Executives of the Year.

March 2017

Port’s bond rating improves

The fiscal management by Port of Olympia has impressed investment advisors to the point that they have raised the credit rating on bonds.

February 2017

‘Where, or where, to park’

The future plan for parking in downtown Olympia will be formed from public input, including a new online survey.

February 2017

Thurston names County Manager

Promoting from within was the solution for Thurston County commissioners seeking to hire a new County Manager.

February 2017

‘Hands off our unions,’ members say

A large crowd of labor union members packed a legislative hearing room this week to speak against proposed "Right-to-Work" legislation being considered by the Senate.

February 2017

Legislature addresses labor this week

Committees of the state legislature are studying proposals focused on government workers this week, drawing a daily visit from union representatives.

February 2017

State senator headed to Trump team

GOP leadership in the state Senate seems assured, even after today's resignation by Sen. Brian Dansel to take a new position with the federal Department of Agriculture.

January 2017

Big income gain for Timberland

Strong loan performance and a slight rise of interest rates combined for a good gain in earnings for Timberland Bancorp to end calendar year 2016.

January 2017

More are ‘on the way’

With its regional economy leading the nation in many respects, the South Sound claimed two spots on U-Haul's Top 25 Growth Cities through 2016.

January 2017
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